Andrew Skelly > Hardwicke Chambers Limited > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hardwicke Chambers Limited
HARDWICKE BUILDING, NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3SB
England

Position

Andrew’s practice encompasses all areas of real property law, with a particular focus on the areas of rights of way and other easements, public rights of way, and boundary disputes. Andrew has developed a special interest in the area of conduits: drains, sewers, pipes and cables. He also has substantial experience dealing with disputes relating to the growing problem of Japanese Knotweed, and regularly advises a large national landowner on this issue.

Andrew also practises in all areas of commercial and residential landlord and tenant law, dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters. His clients include local authorities and estates, private and corporate land owners, developers and management companies, and private individuals (both private and publicly funded), and is happy to receive instructions from individuals and businesses through Direct Access.

Andrew is regularly instructed by a number of Local Authorities and Councils, dealing predominantly with their commercial property issues, and is frequently commended for his practical, versatile and commercial approach.

Andrew has considerable experience of litigation in the Court of Appeal, High Court, County Courts across the country, the Upper Tribunal (Land Chamber) and the First-tier Tribunal.  He also regularly represents parties in mediation, and at public inquiries regarding public rights of way.

Andrew was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 2013. He sits in the County Court in London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

Memberships

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association
  • Deputy District Judge, South Eastern Circuit

 

Education

  • Bar Vocational Course – Inns of Court School of Law
  • LL.B (Hons)
  • ADR ODR Accredited Mediator

 

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 5

Andrew SkellyHardwickeHe uses his expertise as part as the judiciary to tell the client whether their arguments will find favour with the court.

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Multidisciplinary set Hardwicke, which has particular expertise across the construction, professional negligence, and property litigation space, has had an eventful year, becoming a limited company and announcing plans to move to One Gray’s Inn in mid 2021. The set’s expansion plans have continued with the arrival of Mark O’Grady from Lamb Chambers, and Philipp Simon and Faisel Sadiq from Ely Place. Chambers management has also expanded with the hiring of Zoe Mellor as Practice Operations Director. In other recent news, the set has celebrated the appointment of five new Recorders: Jamal Demachkie, Andrew Skelly, Matthew Hodson (South Eastern, Crime), Rupert Higgins (Midland, Family), and Alison Meacher (South Eastern, Family).

Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Multidisciplinary set Hardwicke, which has particular expertise across the construction, professional negligence, and property litigation space, has had an eventful year, becoming a limited company and announcing plans to move to One Gray’s Inn in mid 2021. The set’s expansion plans have continued with the arrival of Mark O’Grady from Lamb Chambers, and Philipp Simon and Faisel Sadiq from Ely Place. Chambers management has also expanded with the hiring of Zoe Mellor as Practice Operations Director. In other recent news, the set has celebrated the appointment of five new Recorders: Jamal Demachkie, Andrew Skelly, Matthew Hodson (South Eastern, Crime), Rupert Higgins (Midland, Family), and Alison Meacher (South Eastern, Family).