Andrew Singer QC

Call: 1990  Silk: 1996 (Northern Ireland) 2014 (Republic of Ireland)

“Cuts to the heart of commercial and legal issues really quickly.”

Chambers UK 2017

“Andrew provides commercially focused advice, rolls up his sleeves and gets stuck in.”

Legal 500 2017

Practice Summary

Andrew practices exclusively in the field of construction and associated professional negligence actions and appears regularly in the Technology & Construction Court combined with appearing as Counsel in construction related arbitrations as well as appointments as arbitrator. Andrew enjoys a sizeable construction practice with work derived throughout England ,Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

His practice is exclusively in Construction and Engineering disputes and associated Professional Negligence actions. Andrew has also gained wide experience in the provision of procurement advice.His recent reported cases include Amey v Cumbria CC and NIHE v HBL.

Andrew is a member of the Mediation and Arbitration groups at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square and an accredited mediator with the ADR Group. He is an arbitrator and adjudicator and is listed on the TECBAR’s panels. . He also sits as a part time Judge in the TCC and is a County Court Recorder.

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Arbitration

As well as acting as counsel in arbitrations and adjudications in England and foreign jurisdictions, Andrew accepts appointments as adjudicator and arbitrator and is a TECBAR panel member.

Construction

Last year Andrew was first junior Counsel in Amey v Cumbria [2016] EWHC TCC 2856 and 2946 the main trial ran for over 40 days in the Manchester TCC and he appeared in the Court of Appeal in Graham Leslie v Farrer Construction Limited [2016 } EWCA Civ 1041.

In 2014 he appeared in the leading case of :

Northumbrian Water Ltd v McAlpine Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 685 (English Court of Appeal).

Northern Ireland Housing Executive v Healthy Buildings (Ireland) Ltd [2014] NICA 27 (Northern Irish Court of Appeal).

Professional Negligence

Andrew acts regularly for against construction professionals in a full range of construction and engineering related disputes.

Mediation

Andrew is a member of 4-5 mediation and an ADR Group accredited mediator for civil and commercial disputes. He has acted as counsel and mediator in numerous disputes.


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