Andrew Head > Forsters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Forsters LLP
31 HILL STREET
LONDON
W1J 5LS
England

Work Department

Dispute resolution.

Position

Partner

Career

Andrew has a diverse and broad-ranging practice involving professional indemnity work, complex land disputes, civil fraud cases, tax investigations and large scale group actions arising out of financial mis-selling. He is used to dealing with matters that require an understanding of a client’s commercial background and the need to get to grips with large volumes of documentation in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Andrew has considerable experience of bringing proceedings in the High Court and of international and domestic arbitrations. His negotiating skills result in many cases settling early on favourable terms to his clients.

His wealth of experience attracts a broad range of clients including international banks, major property developers, retailers, high net worth individuals and charitable institutions.

Andrew is a ranked lawyer in the current edition of The Legal 500.

Memberships

Law Society; National Liberal Club.

Education

Dulwich College; University of St Andrews (MA).

Leisure

Classical music, hill walking, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Forsters LLP‘s dispute resolution practice routinely handles major commercial disputes, including high-value, international, multi-party actions; and is praised for ‘combining the intellectual heft of a magic or silver circle firm with the savvy and personal touch of an elite Mayfair firm’. The ‘tight-knit and determined team’ is led by Benedict Walton, whose practice encompasses cases concerning breaches of contractual terms, breaches of directors’ duties, shareholder disputes, negligence, fraud, investment disputes, and group actions; he and fellow partner Caroline Harbord are described as ‘hard-working, robust, committed and creative’. Andrew Head has a track record of work on international disputes, finance cases, class action claims and professional negligence; while Bryan Shacklady is an experienced counsel.