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Andrew Warnock QC

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1 CHANCERY LANE (Chambers of John Ross QC)


Barrister specialising in claims against public authorities, in particular educational negligence, social care and claims involving the police; professional negligence, particularly solicitors’, surveyors’ and accountants’ negligence; and personal injury claims, particularly those involving psychiatric injury, historic abuse and duty of care issues. Cases include: Administration of the Estate of Jimmy Savile [2014] EWHC 653; Daniel v Secretary of State for Health [2014] 2578; Furnell v Flaherty (T/A Godstone farm [2013]; Lord Hanningfield v Essex Police [2013]; Furmedge v Chester Le Street District Council [2011]; Dermott v Harrow LBC [2011]; VL v Oxfordshire CC [2010]; A v Essex CC [2010] SC; Connor v Surrey CC [CA]; X + Y v Hounslow London Borough Council [2009] CA; A and Others v Essex County Council and Others [2008]; McGlinn v Huw Thomas Architects and Others [2007]; Appiah and anor v Bishop Douglass School (2007); B(1) B(2) v A County Council [2006]; Andrew Marr v Lambeth LBC [2006]; Ali v head teachers and governors of Lord Grey School HL [2006]; Adams v Bracknell Forest Borough Council [2004] HL; DN v LB of Greenwich [2004] CA; Carty v LB of Croydon [2004] CA; A + B v Essex County Council [2003] CA; Bradford-Smart v West Sussex County Council [2002] CA; Grimm v Newman and Chantrey Vellacott DFK [2002] CA; Leeds & Holbeck BS v Mark Elliss [2001]; L v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police [2001]; Phelps v London Borough of Hillingdon [2000] HL; Anderton v Clwyd [2000] HL; W v Essex CC [2000] HL.


Called 1993; Inner Temple; QC 2012. Publications: Atkins Court Forms 29(2) ‘Professional Negligence’ (Butterworths 1999); co-author ‘Advanced Civil Litigation in Practice’ (3rd ed Oxford University Press 2005); contributor 'Local Authority Liability' (Morrell and Foster, 4th Edition).




PIBA; PNBA; ALBA; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Registered under the Public Access Scheme.


Cookstown High School; Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (1992 BA; 1996 MA).

London Bar


Within: Education – Leading silks

Andrew Warnock QC - 1 Chancery Lane ‘Swift and proficient.’

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading silks

Andrew Warnock QC - 1 Chancery Lane ‘Strong on local authority and abuse cases.’

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Police law (defendant)

Within: Police law (defendant) – Leading silks

Andrew Warnock QC - 1 Chancery Lane ‘Instructed to defend in human rights and personal injury cases involving the police.’

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Andrew Warnock QC - 1 Chancery Lane ‘First class.’

Within: Professional negligence

1 Chancery Lane has ‘considerable expertise and depth of talent in the field of professional indemnity’ with ‘excellence at every level’. The set is recognised for legal, insurance, financial services, real estate and construction professional negligence work, as well as local authority and education claims. John Ross QC appeared in Legg v Sterte Garage and Aviva UK, and Andrew Warnock QC acted in CFC v Westminster City Council.

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