Professional Experience

Andrew’s practice focuses on commercial disputes including contractual, intellectual property, construction and professional negligence disputes. He is frequently involved in high value cases with complex legal, scientific and technical subject matter. He is particularly adept at handling large scale and document heavy litigations and arbitrations, including international arbitration.

Andrew has particular expertise in intellectual property, technology and media law. He has built up a substantial knowledge of the law in relation to intellectual property rights and has advised many well-known brands on infringement, validity and ownership of intellectual property.  He lectures and tutors on the  Intellectual Property in Business course at the University of Edinburgh and has written a number of articles on intellectual property law.

Andrew called to the Bar in 2021 as Faculty Scholar. Prior to joining the Bar, Andrew gained over 6 years’ experience as a commercial litigator. He was qualified as a solicitor in both Scotland and in England & Wales.

  • Courts & Tribunals

    Court of Session, Supreme Court, Sheriff Court, UK Intellectual Property Office
     

  • Appointments & Memberships

    2019 - present: Lecturer and tutor on the Intellectual Property in Business course on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, University of Edinburgh
    2019 - present: Member of editorial board for European Trade Mark Reports (Sweet and Maxwell)
    2012: Researcher for Contemporary Intellectual Property Law and Policy (3rd Edition, Oxford 2013)
    2011 – 2013: Tutor in Revenue Law, Commercial Law and Business Entities at the University of Edinburgh

     

  • Publications

    Communication to the public online: protecting copyright or breaking the Internet? 2020 Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice Vol. 15, No.5, 390-398

    Arbitration section in Enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards in Scotland Practical Law, Thomson Reuters

    Protecting your brand: The Scottish Option In-House Lawyer, 2019

    Data breaches and the damages test JLSS Dec 2018

    Changing Sides JLSS June 2017

  • Directories

    World Trade Mark Review 1000 (2021) for enforcement and litigation – “[He] has a flair for resolving spats both in and out of court for players in the food and drink, technology, oil and gas and luxury industries.”

    World Trade Mark Review 1000 (2020) for enforcement and litigation – “He has an excellent technical knowledge of trade mark law, which he is able to explain well to non-lawyers. Deadline-oriented and quick to grasp issues, he is also very personable.”

    IP Stars “Rising Star” 2020/2021

Professional Career to date

Devilmasters: Usman Tariq, Jonathan Broome, Tony Lenehan
June 2021: Admitted to the Faculty of Advocates
2020-2021: Devil, Faculty of Advocates
2018-2020: Associate, Brodies LLP
2014-2018: Solicitor, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
2012-2014: Trainee Solicitor, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Education & Professional Qualifications

2020-2021: Faculty Scholar, Faculty of Advocates
2012: Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, University of Edinburgh
2011:LLB (Hons), First Class, University of Edinburgh