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Weightmans LLP

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Andrew Roberts

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Weightmans LLP

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Commercial dispute resolution.


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.


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.




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


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

North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Liverpool

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Roberts - Weightmans LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Liverpool

Weightmans LLP is particularly focused on commercial contract disputes. The IP sector is also a key focus where the team advises on copyright infringement, trade mark infringement and passing off as well as other general brand and reputation protection work. Another key sector is education where the team advises on contentious matters for universities. the firm also advises clients in the manufacturing industry. Andrew Roberts and Sarah Conroy head the team. Michelle Connor joined as associate from DLA Piper UK LLP and James Walsh joined as solicitor from Aaron & Partners LLP.

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