Andrew joined Leigh Day on qualification in 2014 and specialises in representing survivors of abuse in childhood, including in actions against local authorities, schools, a football club, cadets, and the Anglican church. Many of the cases involve complex arguments on issues such as limitation and negligence. He has also brought civil action against individual Defendants, with past success in securing a Freezing Injunction over a Defendant’s property.
While at Leigh Day Andrew has represented a number of former residents of Swaylands School, Royal Alexandra and Albert School, and Grafton Close. He has also acted on behalf of several applicants to the Lambeth Redress Scheme, and he has represented a number of survivors of abuse in Islington’s children’s homes. Andrew has appeared in local and national press for comment on matters of child abuse.
In recent years Andrew has represented a number of children subjected to child-on-child abuse in schools and was the representative for “Bella”, a primary-school aged child subjected to assault by peers which was widely reported on settlement. Andrew has since commented in the media about child-on-child abuse, hosted an episode of the Leigh Day podcast on this issue, and in June 2021 he was a guest on Sky News podcast considering the issue of sexual harassment in schools. He has been invited to speak about this issue at a number of training events and conferences.
In September 2021, Andrew was named Times Lawyer of the Week after he settled the case of another young child subjected to abuse by a classmate, in which it was argued that a failure to conduct a thorough investigation and / or put in place sufficient measures to prevent further sexual assault from taking place was negligent and a breach of his client’s human rights.