Andrew is an associate solicitor in the trust and estate disputes team.
Andrew advises on a range of succession, probate and trust disputes. His work spans claims pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, domicile disputes, will challenges, will construction and rectification claims, property trust disputes and trust, estate and administration issues.
He is recognised in The Legal 500 (2017) and is an associate member of ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists).
Andrew qualified as a solicitor with the firm in September 2016.
- Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims: acting for a minor child defending a claim, which involved eligibility and paternity issues, as well as a dispute concerning the administration of the estate. The dispute settled following mediation and the application for Court approval.
- International disputes: acting for an executor in relation to an estate spanning several countries and involving multiple domestic and overseas disputes.
- Domicile disputes: acting for the long term unmarried partner of a deceased, who had links with France, Greece and the UK, arguing that the deceased had a permanent intention to remain in the UK. The matter settled at mediation.
- Disputed lifetime transactions: acting for a child of the deceased, who challenged the validity of the lifetime transfer of the majority interest in her mother’s property to her siblings. The matter settled during proceedings.
- Property trust disputes: acting for a sibling in a long-standing family dispute concerning the ownership of a mixed commercial and residential property. The matter settled at mediation.
- Will construction and rectification: acting for executors and trustees in a claim concerning the interpretation and rectification of the deceased's will. The matter was determined at trial.
- Will challenges: acting for an adult child challenging the validity of her late father's will, principally on the basis of a lack of testamentary capacity following a dementia diagnosis. The dispute settled before proceedings were issued.
- Andrew studied law at the University of Durham, before graduating with Distinction in the Legal Practice Course.
- Prior to joining Russell-Cooke, Andrew worked as an English language teacher in a Middle School in Hunan province, China. He also worked as a paralegal in London.