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Andrew Stripe

Work 0161 832 5000
Stripes Solicitors

Work Department

Commercial litigation.


Managing partner. Director of commercial litigation. Cases reported: Tobias v Associated Newspapers – acting for successful claimants obtaining substantial record libel damages (reported in various national newspapers and references and articles in the ‘Media Lawyer Newsletter’ 1998, 15, 18-20 and ‘Law Society Gazette’ 1990/Issue 18); Burke v Roy – acting for successful claimant in noteworthy personal injury damages award (reported in ‘Kemp and Kemp On Damages’ (1994)); Winstanley v Winstanley (no 2) Court of Appeal – acting for successful appellant to obtain an annulment to a bankruptcy order on the grounds of exceptional circumstances (reported at [2001] ALL ER (D) 295, ‘Current Law’ 01/583, [2001] EWCA CIV 460 and BPIR 720); South Coast Investments Ltd v Axisa [2002] ALL ER(D) 123 – acting on the defendant’s successful application to amend an order, providing an authority on the power of judge to change judgment before order is perfected; Unitherm Stainless Steel Ltd v O’Driscoll MEN [1995] – acting for successful claimant/manufacturer in contractual dispute; Robertson v Manpower PLC MEN [1999] – acting and obtaining compensation against national employment agency for failing to act and investigate temporary worker’s complaints of sex discrimination against the temporary employer the agency had supplied her to; Farrell v Cheshire County Council [2009] EWHC 260 (Admin) – successfully acted for claimant council employee in an application for judicial review arising out of a decision made by Cheshire County Council in 2007 (judicial review allowed, original order quashed and claimant costs allowed).


Trained Davis Blank Furniss; qualified 1985; Stripes Solicitors 1995 to date, partner/director.


Manchester Law Society Council.


St Thomas Aquinas Grammar School, Leeds; Manchester University (1982 LLB(Hons)); Chester Law College (1983 Law Society Finals).


Broughton Park Rugby Club, Northern Tennis Club, general sporting interests including football, cricket, golf and skiing.

North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

The team at Stripes Solicitors is ‘always quick to respond and gives clear and actionable advice’ across a range of disputes including professional negligence, contractual, company and partnership, director, shareholder, insolvency, banking, property and construction cases. Debt recovery and employment disputes are also a key area of focus for the team.  ‘Brilliant’ managing director Andrew Stripe is commended for his ‘attention to detail’ and David Gallagher’s ‘knowledge of the law, calm guidance, experience and ability to distil complexities’ is commended. Joseph Chiffers is also a key member of the team.

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Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Specialist dispute resolution outfit Stripes Solicitors provides a ‘professional and efficient service’. The team continues to act for a number of insolvency practitioners on debt collection, in addition to acting for law firms and management companies. Consultant and debt and insolvency executive Ian Hughes ‘understands the needs of the client’ and heads the team with Tracey McIver. Managing director Andrew Stripe is ‘fantastic’.

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North West: Human resources


Within: Employment

The key contacts at Stripes Solicitors  are Andrew Stripe  and David Gallagher . The team advises on the full range of employment matters from employment tribunal litigation to TUPE advice, advice on discrimination as well as on other areas such as executive terminations.

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