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Chambers of Timothy Brennan QC

QUEEN ELIZABETH BUILDING, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9BS, ENGLAND
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Andrew Burns QC

Tel:
Work 020 7353 7534
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Web:
www.devereuxchambers.co.uk/barristers/profile/andrew-burns
Devereux (Chambers of Timothy Brennan QC)

Position

Andrew Burns QC specialises in complex commercial, employment and industrial disputes, particularly injunctions. He features in some of the leading appellate cases in insurance law and employment law including the Employers' Liability Policy Trigger Litigation in the Supreme Court, the BA cabin crew litigation, Royal Mail v CWU preventing a planned national postal strike, RMT v Serco on strike injunctions, Prophet plc v Huggett on restrictive covenant injunctions, Simmonds v Gammell on 9/11 insurance aggregation and Capita v Ali on shared parental leave discrimination. He has acted for BA, Birmingham CC, bus and train companies, BT and Post Office in industrial disputes and related claims. He has appeared in high profile executive whistleblowing claims. He is an expert in EWC claims in the CAC and EAT and appears in Commercial Court professional negligence and insurance claims, while also having a Dubai practice appearing twice in the DIFC Court of Appeal.
For more information on his practice and latest case highlights, please consult the 'barristers' section on www.devereuxchambers.co.uk.

Career

Called Middle Temple 1993, Bencher 2018; Recorder since 2009; Dep Chancellor Diocese of Guildford since 2018; Publications: the Law of Reinsurance (with Colin Edelman QC) and Injunctions with Sir David Bean. General editor of Discrimination Law (Bloomsbury Professional).

Member

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.


London Bar

Employment

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew Burns QC - DevereuxCombines huge intellect with a commercial and strategic approach.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew Burns QC - DevereuxHe is a very talented advocate.

Within: Insurance and reinsurance

Devereux has an 'excellent reputation for insurance and reinsurance disputes' and is home to 'several leading experts'. Colin Edelman QC led Richard Harrison in UKI Insurance Limited v R&S Pilling, a high-profile dispute which examines the UK’s compulsory motor insurance regime and whether this is enlarged by virtue of EU law. Allianz Insurance Plc v Tonicstar was a notable matter for Andrew Burns QC.

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United Arab Emirates: The English bar

Commercial

Within: Leading silks

Andrew Burns QC - DevereuxHe appears in leading DIFC employment cases.

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