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Chambers of James Goudie QC and Daniel Stilitz QC

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Andrew specialises in all aspects of public law (commercial, regulatory, education, community care, local government,  and planning and environmental law) human rights, public inquiries, public procurement and information law. He practises in English and European courts acting for private individuals, public authorities, commercial organisations and NGOs. Notable cases include:  R (Bridges) v South Wales Police (Article 8 ECHR, GDPR and automatic face recognition technology in the Court of Appeal),  MacDonald v UK (Private life and community care in ECHR), Kennedy v Charity Commission (freedom of information and Article 10 ECHR in the Supreme Court), R (Plantagenet Alliance) v Secretary of State for Justice and Leicester City Council (challenge to the decision to bury Richard Ill’s remains in Leicester) and DWF v Insolvency Service (public procurement and applications to lift the automatic suspension in the Court of Appeal).


Called 1996, Gray’s Inn; Silk 2018. Visiting fellow on constitutional law at Brunel University 1996-98; junior counsel to the Crown (A Panel) 2011; appointed to the Treasury Solicitor’s Freedom of Information panel of counsel; appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s panel of counsel 2011. Publications: ‘Judicial Review: Principles and Procedure’ (OUP); ‘Atkins Court forms: Human Rights’; ‘Blackstone’s Guide to Media Law & Human Rights’ (2nd ed); contributor to ‘Education and the Courts’ (R McManus QC) and Information Rights (P Coppel QC).


ALBA; ADRL; PEBA, Procurement Lawyers Association; Council of Europe Panel of Experts on Media Law and Human Rights.


Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London (1993 LLB Hons first class); William & Mary College, Virginia USA (1994 LLM); Worcester College, Oxford (1995 BCL); Inns of Court School of Law (1996). Postgraduate diploma in Public Procurement Law, University of Nottingham.


Table tennis, travelling, photography.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Andrew Sharland QC11KBWHe is a fantastic advocate with a superb command of the facts and law.

London Bar > Education

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Sharland QC11KBWDown-to-earth, does not stand on ceremony and good with clients, he exhibits a quick grasp of complex issues.

London Bar > Data protection

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Sharland11KBWHe is very clear-sighted, offers sensible and strategic advice, and has the ear of the court.

London Bar > Local government (including rating law)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew Sharland QC11KBWIn advocacy, Andrew has the ability to grasp the most intricate of details and focus on the salient factors without losing his audience. His advice is exceptional and his knowledge base in specific disciplines appears to have no parameter.

11KBW ‘remains the blue chip, go-to public law set for local authorities‘. Joanne Clement, unled, appeared for the Secretary of State for Education in In the matter of T(A Child) before the Supreme Court, in a test case concerning issues of shortages of places in secure accommodation. Elsewhere, Jonathan Auburn QC successfully defended the London Borough of Hackney in a challenge to special needs funding plans, while Andrew Sharland QC and Jonathan Moffett QC acted for Lambeth Council in a challenge to whether compensation must be paid by the local authority when school land is transferred from an Academy Trust to the local authority.