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Weightmans LLP

100 OLD HALL STREET, LIVERPOOL, L3 9QJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 073 9900
Fax:
Fax 0345 073 9950
Email:
Web:
www.weightmans.com

Andrew Roberts

Tel:
Work 0151 243 9840
Email:
Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Commercial dispute resolution.

Position

Partner in the commercial dispute resolution team based in Liverpool. Areas of practice include claims for damages for breach of contract, IT disputes, warranty claims, joint venture disputes, contentious freedom of information work, franchise disputes, commercial agency cases, outsourcing disputes and judicial review. Key cases have include: Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police v Wigan Athletic AFC Limited [2008) EWCA Civ 1449; Mersey Tunnels Users Association v The Information Commissioner and Halton Borough Council (EA/2009/0001); Staffordshire County Council and Sibelco UK Limited v The Information Commissioner (EA/2010/0015); Caterpillar (NI) Limited (formerly FG Wilson (Engineering) Limited v John Holt & Company (Liverpool) Limited [2013) EWCA Civ 1232. Andrew is also national head of manufacturing at Weightmans and a key member of the firm's education sector group, handling a wide range of contentious matters for universities and colleges across the country.

Career

Trained Ingham, Clegg & Crowther & Laytons; qualified 1988; solicitor, litigation group Simpson Curtis 1988-92; solicitor, litigation and regulatory group, DLA Piper 1992-95; associate, litigation and regulatory group DLA Piper 1996-2006; partner, litigation and regulatory group DLA Piper 2007-13; partner Weightmans 2013-date.

Languages

French.

Education

Arnold School, Blackpool; University of Leicester (1985 LLB 2:1), College of Law, Chester.

Leisure

Golf, football (Blackpool FC), cricket (Lancashire CCC), travel.


London: Public sector

Education: institutions

Within: Education: institutions

At Weightmans LLP, team head Martin Vincent is the client partner for universities including Bangor University, Lancaster University and the University of Central Lancashire. Other key partners include real estate expert Janice Weatherly and highly regarded employment law lead Mark Leach. Vincent is advising Birmingham City University on expansion models aimed at expanding into the Vietnam market. In other highlight work, the team is advising Queen Mary University of London on its contract to deliver a global MBA programme through the University of London International Academy. Partner Andrew Roberts handles contentious matters and is advising Middlesex University on a fitness for practice challenge involving matters such as student discipline, professional practices and compliance with procedural requirements.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Liverpool

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Roberts - Weightmans LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Liverpool

Weightmans LLP enjoys a ‘great reputation’ in the market, and its team 'brings great energy and skill to achieve the best outcome for clients'. The team represents large corporates, owner-managed businesses, public bodies and private individuals in commercial contract disputes, with particular expertise in IP and franchising work, as well as disputes in the manufacturing and education sectors. Clients include Elmgrove Foods, SHS International, Mazars, NWF Fuels and Southampton Solent University. Craig Blakemore  and Andrew Roberts are ‘very experienced’ and the 'brilliant' Sarah Conroy  ‘combines excellent tactical nous with brilliant client management skills’.

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