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Chambers of Andrew Burns KC
Devereux
QUEEN ELIZABETH BUILDING, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9BS
England

Position

Andrew Burns KC specialises in complex commercial, employment and industrial disputes, particularly injunctions, and has featured in some of the leading appellate cases in employment law and trade disputes in recent years including Malone & Ors v British Airways Plc, ASLEF v London Midland, RMT v Serco, and Prophet plc v Huggett. Two of Andrew’s cases were included in Personnel Today’s ‘Six employment law decisions that will shape 2019’: Kostal v Dunkley (changing employment contracts outside of collective bargaining) and Ali v Capita (discrimination between payments for shared parental leave and maternity leave).

Andrew acted for Royal Mail in its injunction to prevent the national postal strike (Royal Mail Group v CWU), in a number of recent airline and airport disputes and appeared for Birmingham City Council in the recent bin workers’ strike (Birmingham City Council v Unite the Union). He has acted in industrial action disputes for British Airways, London bus companies, BT, Post Office, Fujitsu, South West Trains and Citylink. He has recently appeared in both of the first two European Works Council appeals and has numerous appearances in business cases in the DIFC Courts and Court of Appeal in Dubai.

He is a leading silk in insurance and reinsurance disputes appearing in the Supreme Court in Durham v BAI (Run Off) Ltd (the Employers’ Liability Policy Trigger Litigation in asbestos insurance cases such as Redman v Zurich) and acted in litigation relating to 9/11 reinsurance disputes (Simmonds v Gammell and Allianz v Tonicstar).

For more information on Andrew’s practice and latest case highlights, please consult his full Devereux profile.

Career

Called 1993 Middle Temple; Bencher 2018; Silk 2015; Crown Court Recorder 2009.

Publications: Andrew is a co-author of the Law of Reinsurance with Colin Edelman QC (3rd Ed. 2021) and Bean on Injunctions (13th Ed. 2018). He is co-general editor of Discrimination Law (Bloomsbury Professional).

Memberships

COMBAR, BILA, ELA, LCLCBA, ELBA, ILS, PNBA, ELS

Education

Dover Grammar School for Boys; Downing College, Cambridge (MA); Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple.

Leisure

Scouting, outdoor activities, theatre.