Andrew joined Capsticks as a trainee in 2010. Having gained experience across the firm’s practice areas, he qualified into the clinical law department and is a member of the Public Law team. Andrew advises on a range of public law, healthcare regulatory, and litigation risk issues, including responsible commissioner disputes within the NHS, Court of Protection applications, and matters relating to the Mental Health Act 1983. As well as managing his own caseload, Andrew assists partners, including Gerard Hanratty, Francis Lyons and Matthew Smith on a range of larger projects and judicial reviews, as well as providing specialist healthcare and information law input into Capsticks’ clients commercial deals, employment issues, and disputes.
Andrew provides his clients with prompt, highly practical, pragmatic advice in densely legislated, policy-rich areas of their work, including in relation to public consultation and the duties of public bodies under the Equality Act 2010.
As a member of Capsticks’ Information Law team, Andrew has helped a wide range of bodies (including our social housing clients and regulators) ensure compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998; given advice and appeared in Court on matters relating to the common law duty of confidentiality; and supported public authorities responding to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and other legislation.
- Provided healthcare law due diligence on the £230m acquisition of an 80% share of a blood plasma resourcing facility by a private capital house.
- 3 month client secondment, October – December 2014.
- Successfully represented clients as both an appellant and second respondent in the First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights).
- Advised on the functions, duties and powers of a range of NHS bodies, public health organisations, and other statutory bodies.
BA, History, York, 2008
LLB, Law, College of Law, 2010