Andrew has acted for many household names, including Star Pubs and Bars Ltd (the leased and tenanted division of Heineken UK), the Youth Hostels Association, Macdonald Hotels, Kew Green Hotels and Marston’s PLC.
He has an enviable reputation as a leading licensing lawyer and has never permanently lost a licence throughout his legal career.
To ensure that he understands first-hand the process involved in becoming a licence holder, Andrew has undertaken the training himself and holds a personal licence.
He also holds the BII Designated Premises Supervisor Qualification and the Scottish Personal Licence Certificate as well as being an associate member of the British Institute of Innkeeping and a member of the Institute of Licensing.
In addition to the qualifications that Andrew holds, both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 recognise him as a leading individual for his work in licensing.
An active key part of the Derby business community, Andrew is a board member at Foundation Derbyshire, Derby College and Hubbub Theatre Company and is an organising committee member for the Derbyshire Brain Game.
In 2022, Andrew was appointed Chair of Governors of Derby College Group (DCG). He has been a governor since 2019.
He also serves as Under Sheriff of Derbyshire and as a Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire.
Andrew completed his Master of Arts in Political Studies at the University of Aberdeen and his Law Society Finals at the Chester College of Law.