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Human Rights


Andrew joined Leigh Day on qualification in 2014 and specialises in representing survivors of abuse in childhood, including in actions against local authorities, schools, a football club, cadets, and the Anglican church. Many of the cases involve complex arguments on issues such as limitation and negligence. He has also brought civil action against individual Defendants, with past success in securing a Freezing Injunction over a Defendant’s property.

While at Leigh Day Andrew has represented a number of former residents of Swaylands School, Royal Alexandra and Albert School, and Grafton Close. He has also acted on behalf of several applicants to the Lambeth Redress Scheme, and, along with Alison Millar, he has represented a number of survivors of abuse in Islington’s children’s homes. Andrew has appeared in local and national press for comment on matters of child abuse.

In recent years Andrew has developed a niche practice in representing children subjected to child-on-child abuse in schools and was the representative for “Bella”, a primary-school aged child subjected to assault by peers which was widely reported on settlement. Andrew has since commented in the media about child-on-child abuse, hosted an episode of the Leigh Day podcast on this issue, and in June 2021 he was a guest on Sky News podcast considering the issue of sexual harassment in schools. His experience in this area means that he has been invited to speak about this issue at a number of training events and conferences.

In September 2021, Andrew was named Times Lawyer of the Week after he settled the case of another young child subjected to abuse by a classmate, in which it was argued that a failure to conduct a thorough investigation and / or put in place sufficient measures to prevent further sexual assault from taking place was negligent and a breach of his client’s human rights.


Panel member of Association of Child Abuse Lawyers; Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights

(Rising stars)

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Renowned for its considerable breadth of expertise across the spectrum of human rights issues, Leigh Day continues to represent a wide variety of individuals, NGOs and charities in ground-breaking cases. The practice has also established a stellar inquests reputation, handling a large number of Article 2 claims concerning deaths of children and young people. Jamie Beagent oversees a department which focuses primarily on the environment, and the detention and welfare of immigrants and asylum seekers. International and group litigation lead Richard Meeran is a pioneer regarding cases involving UK-domiciled multinationals, while Sapna Malik has a wide caseload of international claims. Daniel Leader’s practice focuses on business and human rights, founding member Sean Humber remains a key contact, and senior associate Andrew Lord continues to represent survivors of abuse in childhood.