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Barrister specialising in company, partnership, agency and commercial litigation. He is also an experienced CEDR trained mediator. His practice covers contractual disputes of all types, company law (all areas, including matters relating to directors' duties, shareholder disputes, share capital, minority shareholder protection, the capacity and constitution of companies and the liability of companies and their officers), all disputes relating to partnerships and between agents and their principals with a particular emphasis on the law relating to commercial agents). Andrew is 'a commercially focussed barrister' who is 'very in-tune with the needs of his commercial clients.' He has 'in-depth expertise in corporate, partnership and commercial law disputes'. His approach is considered 'sensible, very clear and extremely helpful.' He has an 'unfailingly commercial approach and excellent cross-examination skills'. An 'extremely articulate and forceful advocate', 'one of the best pound-for-pound commercial barristers in town'. 'Tenacious and thoughtful' and possessed of 'great people skills', solicitors appreciate his 'close, hands-on involvement in cases' and his 'clear, incisive advice'. Commended for his 'client-friendly manner' and 'trenchant advice and assiduous approach', it has been said that 'he has an air of gravitas about him, and a good manner with clients. I think he will make a very good judge one day.' He is 'extremely thorough in preparation, and provides an excellent standard of service', 'gives good advice and follows it through' and is 'an excellent, commercially minded advocate who should go to the top'. He is a 'deeply impressive barrister who prepares fully, is fantastic with documents and is commercially minded', 'is excellent on his feet' and 'leaves no stone unturned'.
Called 1994; formerly a solicitor with Freshfields. Andrew Marsden's practice continues to be dominated by heavy commercial disputes. Andrew's services have been in constant demand over the last year placing him firmly in the top flight of specialist commercial barristers in the West Country. Cases include: Jefferson v Bailey (a claim in respect of the alleged misappropriation of substantial funds from a property development company; Graham Sykes Ltd v Transactor Global Solutions Ltd (a substantial damages claim following the failure of a software company to provide complex computer software); Penton Salisbury Ltd v Peugeot Motor Company Plc (acting for Peugeot in a dispute arising out of its termination of a main dealer agreement); Heron Properties v Permaban Ltd (a contractual dispute between a property developer and a contractor over the laying of a floor in a shopping mall); Walton Design Limited v Marco Trading Limited (a contractual dispute between a women's clothing retailer and a garment manufacturer involving complex issues as to losses); Allen-Britten v Abels (a dispute regarding the sale and purchase of a boat used as a floating restaurant). Publications: "Commercial Agents", Case and Statute Citator (May 2009), "Shareholder Protection from Unfair Prejudice", Case and Statute Citator (March 2009).
Commercial Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association.
University of Oxford (BCL; LLB Business Law, first class Hons); CEDR Trained Mediator.
Skiing, the piano, triathlon and cognac.
Commercial; Company; Partnership