Andrew Worley > Ashfords LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Ashfords LLP


Andrew has particular expertise in franchise work with a food and drink element and transactions for SIPP/SSAS schemes. Key clients include the Subway food franchise and Curtis Banks (personal pension trustees). Andrew and his team are accredited by the British Franchise Association (BFA).

He advises clients on all aspects of due diligence including title review, commissioning and reporting on  searches and reporting on title, as well as drafting, negotiating and agreeing all legal documents including agreements for lease, leases, licence for alterations, underleases and side letters. He advises clients in respect of units at all stages of development both new and old in respect of registered and unregistered land.

Prior to private practice, Andrew was a graduate trainee at Eagle Star Insurance and went on to head up a team of loss adjusters.

He is recognised as a leading figure in Real Estate by the Legal 500.

Relevant experience:

  • Subway Realty Limited: Advising Subway for over 13 years in respect of site acquisitions throughout England and Wales across the full spectrum of retail locations including out of town retail developments, the high street, shopping centres, supermarkets, railway and London Underground stations and advises in respect of units at all stages of development both new and old in respect of registered and unregistered land. To date Andrew has handled over 500 new Subway locations.
  • Subway franchisees: Advising Subway franchisees for over 13 years in respect of the purchase or sale of existing Subway stores. To date Andrew has handled over 600 Subway store transfers.
  • Curtis Banks: Advising Curtis Banks one of the UK’s top 2 providers of Self Invested Personal Pension Schemes (SIPPS) and Small Self Administered Schemes (SSAS) in all aspects of property acquisition management and disposal for their member schemes.
  • Private company: Advising a client on an Intra Group disposal of a commercial property portfolio with an approximate value of £17 million.
  • Pension scheme provider: Advising a nationally regarded self-invested pension scheme provider in its relocation of its head office to new premises in the heart of Bristol’s central business district.



Lawyer Rankings

South West > Real estate > Commercial property: Bristol

Large-scale property development, property finance and real estate investment are part of Ashfords LLP real estate practice, which attracts a variety of clients ranging from house builders and commercial developers to franchisors and local authorities. Practice head Andrew Worley is well versed in leases of retail property as well as purchasing property for personal pension schemes alongside franchising matters. Praised for her ability to ‘cut through issues quickly’, Kate Topp advises clients on the promotion, purchase and sale of land for residential development. Major regeneration and development projects constitute an area of expertise for Paul Butterworth.

South West > Real estate > Commercial property: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

Residential development, energy and waste, and social housing are three of the key sectors for Ashfords LLP South West real estate practice with offices in Exeter and Bristol. The firm sports a highly specialised set of practitioners: Practice heads Tim Heal and Kate Topp provide expertise in large-scale residential-led development; Paul Butterworth focuses on housing and regeneration; energy and waste are handled by Emma Warren; and Andrew Worley covers the team’s franchising offering. Simon Bailey is a go-to contact for transactional matters, and was promoted to partner in September 2021 alongside health and charity sector expert Ben Tarrant. Robin De Wreede joined the firm at the beginning of 2021 from Davitt Jones Bould and brings to bear experience spanning regeneration and development projects, acquisition and disposals, and landlord and tenant matters.