Andy Mather > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Litigation and dispute resolution


Andy acts on a wide range of substantial international and domestic arbitration, litigation and adjudication matters. He has a particular expertise in complex construction, engineering and real estate disputes and related professional negligence issues.

Andy has represented a wide spectrum of clients, including state governments, financial institutions, large developers, high-net-worth individuals, professional consultants, contractors and sub-contractors.  He has advised on many of the most high-profile development projects in the UK over the last few years, together with significant international infrastructure projects.  His experience includes office, residential, hotel and industrial developments, hospitals, schools, power plants, airports, roads, and off-shore oil and gas projects.  Andy’s arbitration work has included major international ICC and LCIA arbitrations, including appearing as advocate.  He also has extensive experience of alternative dispute resolution procedures including mediation, expert determination and early neutral evaluation.

Whilst an associate, Andy spent six months on secondment with the in-house legal team of a leading building and civil engineering contractor to assist with the preparation of a c£80m adjudication claim against a government authority in relation to a large hospital PFI project.

He has an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from King’s College London and is a member of the Society of Construction Law, the Adjudication Society and the Property Litigation Association.


Qualified 2004; partner 2013

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

Macfarlanes LLP offers expertise in advising on technically complex design and construction disputes; the team is regularly involved in cases concerning defects, delay and extension, as well as final account related matters. The team has particularly strong experience of PFI-related disputes, as well as commercial real estate matters. Doug Wass leads the team, with substantial experience in advising on PFI disputes, including on hospital, government institutions, schools and universities, and waste-to-energy matters. Mark Lawrence is experienced in infrastructure, fire safety, and cladding disputes, both domestically and international. Meanwhile, Andy Mather focuses on substantial office, hotel, and ultra-prime residential developments.