Clerking team

Gail Whelan

Assistant Senior & Family Clerk

David Harrald

Family Clerk

Elisa Clement

Family Clerk

Andrew studied law at Sheffield University, qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and practiced in Liverpool dealing as an advocate principally with criminal law, family and mental health tribunal matters.

When the Children Act 1989 came into force in 1991 he began to specialise in family cases, both private and public law, was one of the first members of the Law Society children panel, and gained higher rights of audience in civil proceedings in 2003.

In 2007, Andrew was called to the Bar and has since then continued to specialise in family proceedings. He acts for parents and guardians in public law.

Children (Public and Private law)

Andrew regularly acts for parents, Local Authorities, children and other family members and has extensive experience in complex cases including those involving non accidental injuries, sexual abuse, and fabricated illness.


  • Andrew is a member of the FLBA.