Andrew Singer QC

Call: 1990, 1996 (Northern Ireland) 2014 (Republic of Ireland)  Silk: 2018

"A real specialist construction lawyer with a fabulous knowledge of construction contracts." "It is a real pleasure to work with him and he is proactive in where he can help and what his views are."

Chambers UK 2020

"Andrew has all the usual hallmarks of a top QC. His knowledge on the law in this area is second to none. At the same time, he is extremely approachable and helpful."

Legal 500 2021

"Cuts to the heart of commercial and legal issues really quickly." "Andrew provides commercially focused advice, rolls up his sleeves and gets stuck in."

Chambers UK 2017

"He is approachable and practical, both of which are qualities that construction industry clients value a great deal." "He is hugely bright and userfriendly. He fully embeds himself into the client team and helps to seek pragmatic, commercial solutions rather than limiting himself to bland legal advice."

Chambers UK 2021

"Clear and concise in his advice, Andrew is exceptional in the field of construction disputes." "He is extremely responsive to deadlines, provides a hands-on approach and has a sharp eye for detail."

Chambers UK 2018

‘He has a superb intellect, tactical awareness and is an excellent advocate.’

Legal 500 2017

‘He has a superb intellect and precise analytical abilities.’

Legal 500 2018

Practice Summary

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

Andrew has also gained wide experience in the provision of procurement advice. His recent reported cases include, OD v Oak Dry, NIHE v Dixons, Amey v Cumbria CC and NIHE v HBL.

Andrew is 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.

Mediation

Andrew is an ADR Group accredited mediator for civil and commercial disputes. He has acted as counseland mediator in numerous disputes.

Professional Negligence

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

Technology & Construction

In 2020 he appeared as leading counsel for the Claimant in OD Developments and Projects Ltd v Oak Dry [2020] EWHC 2854 (TCC) and acted for the Defendant in QMAC Construction v Northern Ireland Housing Executive [2020] NIQB 45

In 2019 he appeared as leading counsel in Northern Ireland Housing Executive v Dixons Contractors [2019] NIQB 19 and in the Judicial Review proceedings (relating to the amended Building Regulations) BBSA v SoS HCLG [2019] EWHC 3162 (Admin).

In 2016 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 cases 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).


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