Andrew Manning Cox > Gowling WLG > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Gowling WLG
B4 6WR




Andrew Manning Cox is a leading litigation and arbitration specialist with more than 25 years’ experience. He is also one of our most highly regarded client relationship partners.

He helps clients to resolve their disputes successfully and cost effectively with innovative and cost-saving solutions.

Andrew’s approach is to understand a client’s commercial aims and objectives, then design and build an agreed strategy, and use ruthless preparation, red meat where appropriate and cutting-edge knowledge of the law and procedure, to develop and implement a tactical plan to achieve those objectives. He does not advocate using the law as anything other than a means to an end, and always keeps strategy under review as facts and circumstances change.

Highly rated by all the legal directories as a ‘leading individual’, he specialises in High Court litigation and domestic and international arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution, including Early Neutral Evaluation and Expert Determination. He handles disputes both in the UK and internationally.

With a results-driven reputation, Andrew is a Solicitor Advocate with full Higher Court rights, a Chartered Arbitrator (FCIArb), instructed to act in arbitrations by parties and arbitral bodies, and a CEDR accredited Mediator. He has than 15 years’ experience acting as a mediator and is an immediate past director of CEDR.

Andrew is also responsible for a number of key client relationships for some of our largest and most demanding clients. He derives enormous personal and professional satisfaction from making sure our service is always first-rate. He has a restless desire to keep on improving in everything we do.

As a member of our US desk he works hard to help US companies trade successfully in the UK and vice versa.

Andrew uses his experience and abilities to help others, serving on the boards of a number of companies and public organisations and charities.


  • Defending a multi-party claim with complex third party proceedings and significant disclosure and privilege issues.
  • Acting in ICC and LCIA arbitrations.
  • As a mediator, helping parties reach agreement in a number of complex and emotionally charged mediations in the UK and internationally.


Andrew has a broad range of clients ranging from public and private companies to charities, to multi-nationals and a particular emphasis in the aerospace, defence and housing sectors.

He is also heavily involved in taking the message of what we can do and how we do it to the market both in the UK and internationally. A number of our top 10 clients have grown from initiatives he has led. That giveshim considerable satisfaction that these clients are now full-service clients for our business.

Notary Public

Andrew is also a Notary Public. For all notarial enquiries and appointments please contact Andrew’s PA Anna Johnson, +44 (0)121 393 0350.


2015: Andrew led a billion dollars ICC arbitration in the aerospace sector.

2014: Vendors of a company with substantial warranty claims against them changed lawyers and instructed Andrew because of his reputation. The case involved a rapid immersion in the facts, developing a strategy to recognise and cater for a number of potentially competing interests, with litigation inside and outside the UK, and negotiating a beneficial and early settlement which also preserved good business relations.

2015: Andrew resolved a significant partnership dispute involving cross-border arbitration and litigation. A clear strategy …


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