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Andrew Leakey

Principal Lawyer and National Head of Litigation

Andrew is a Principle Lawyer and Head of Litigation.

Qualifying in 1997, he is a vastly experienced civil litigator. He has undertaken large numbers of cases in relation to housing, debt, employment and consumer issues. This includes professional negligence cases against valuers, solicitors and architects; faulty goods and building disputes. He has also dealt with several high value inheritance and land disputes. This includes environmental cases, where he has previously been recognised by the Legal 500 in contamination disputes.

Andrew is an expert in litigation and is “recommended for Consumer Credit Act matters” credited in the 2011 edition of the Legal 500. He has dealt with ground breaking cases in relation to unenforceable agreements, unfair relationships, employment disputes, hidden commission, irresponsible lending and negligence of brokers. This includes actions by groups of borrowers against lenders, co-ordinating hundreds of cases across England and Wales. He has acted in group actions against major motor manufacturers.

In demand as a speaker, Andrew has lectured nationally on challenges to consumer credit agreements, land law issues, and overcoming the perils and pitfalls of employment law. He has spoken at the EU in relation to the BEUC group for consumer advice organisations across the EU, and to the European Commission in relation to the implementation of the EU Mediation Directive.

Andrew has made many media appearances in relation to consumer and employment rights, including on ITV’s This Morning, Panorama, Channel 4 News, The One Show, ITV, Inside Out, and even Neighbours from Hell.

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