Andy is a Partner at Lupton Fawcett and heads the multi-award winning Employment Law Department. He advises employers and employees (primarily senior executives) on a wide range of employment and HR related matters, including discrimination issues, TUPE, corporate restructures, executive terminations, large scale redundancies and appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).
Having worked in the financial services sector for 10 years prior to changing career to become a solicitor, Andy has the ability to instinctively look at problems from a client’s (as well as a lawyer’s) perspective. As a result, he has a very rounded, pragmatic and commercial business approach; which clients value.
Many of Andy’s clients find his abilities as a robust litigator and a creative and sophisticated negotiator invaluable. He has built a reputation for advising on strategic and sensitive issues, and in particular for resolving problems. He has been the lead employment adviser to a number of household names in the construction, DIY, property and manufacturing sectors. These include Northgate PLC, Tarmac, Comet, MFI, Magnet and ArcelorMittal.
Having been shortlisted for Partner of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2019, Andy was named HR and Employment Law Lawyer of the Year at the Legal Monthly annual awards 2020, and Employment Lawyer of the Year at the Finance Monthly annual awards 2021. This follows the success of the Employment Team, which was named Employment Team of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2018, and UK Regional HR / Employment Team of the Year 2017. Andy is named as a recommended lawyer by both Legal 500 and Chambers.
Andy’s interests include most sports (particularly Liverpool FC), music (usually loud) and cinema (often foreign). He can also be found indulging in a pint of real ale or two.