Andrew studied at Nottingham before starting his training with Capsticks in September 1996. He qualified into the Employment department in September 1998 and became a partner in July 2004.
Andrew has a specific interest in doctor cases and Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS. He handles High Court cases arising out of MHPS, providing regular training to managers and HR professionals on how to conduct investigations under MHPS. He speaks about MHPS at national conferences. He advised on the recent High Court case of Kerslake v The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust.
Andrew is advising acute hospital Trusts on potential changes to national terms and conditions, the process that need to be followed to achieve this and associated industrial relations issues with the unions. His work in this area has led to ground-breaking instructions from new clients and consortia, keen to explore ways of achieving change.
Andrew deals regularly with high-level executive terminations, ensuring that robust compromise agreements are in place and the necessary approvals obtained. He also handles clients’ most sensitive Employment Tribunal and High Court cases, including complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims involving senior managers.
Andrew’s expertise has been recognised by the independent legal directories:
“Commended for his approachable and responsive take on matters. He advises clients on discrimination claims and frequently appears in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal”, Chambers 2012
“Extremely hard-working and great at providing feedback to clients at every stage of the case”, Chambers 2011
“Measured and knowledgeable”, Legal 500 2011
“Clients rate the brilliant Andrew Rowland who gets stuck in and has a good feel for the legal points”, Chambers 2010
“Balanced, measured and knowledgeable”, Legal 500 2010
BA (Hons) Law, Nottingham University, 1995