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Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

Work 0151 236 7747
Fax 0151 236 3433
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester

Andrew Vinson

Work 0151 236 7747
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)


Andrew has a busy practice which has covered the full spectrum of chancery and commercial work for the past 15 years. He has a particular emphasis on insolvency, property and commercial litigation as well as professional liability matters.

Andrew prides himself on, and is consistently recommended as, being an incisive barrister and a team player who understands and promptly responds to the needs of his clients. He is well aware of the practical and commercial realities facing clients in litigation and works hard to take these into account in his approach to cases.

Andrew’s wide client base includes private individuals through to national and multi-national companies. His clients have included Premiership football clubs and media figures. Many clients are insolvency office holders, and Andrew has vast experience of acting for numerous local authorities and registered social landlords.

Andrew has been appointed to the Attorney General’s regional panel of Counsel and has experience of dealing with director’s disqualification proceedings and public interest winding-up petitions.

Examples of recent cases in which Andrew has been instructed include:

  • successfully recovering an interest in property with a substantial value on the basis that its disposition had amounted to a transaction at an undervalue
  •  advising in relation to a sizeable preference claim along with numerous allegations of breach of director’ duties
  •  representing the successful claimant in relation to negligence on the part of a conveyancing solicitor leading to a substantial six figure recovery.
  •  advising in a combined claim against both solicitors and accountants in relation to an aborted land transaction and the significant consequential losses arising
  •  representing a liquidator alleged by the company’s former shareholders to have acted negligently in the disposal of company assets
  •  successfully defending a claim for sums due on a quantum meruit basis over the course of a 5 day trial
  •  advising a developer in relation to the terms and exercise of an option agreement


Called 2000


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Northern Chancery Bar Association (Former Secretary)
  • Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association


  • BA (Hons) Modern History, The Queen’s College,  Oxford (Class I, 1998)
  • Common Professional Examination, The College of Law (Distinction, 1999)
  • Bar Vocational Course, The Inns of Court School of Law (Very Competent, 2000)
  • Harmsworth Exhibition, Middle Temple (1999)

Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Within: Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

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