Andrew Lewis QC > Chambers of Richard Wright QC > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Wright QC
Park Square Barristers
6 PARK SQUARE
LEEDS
LS1 2LW
England
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Work Department

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence, Civil Fraud and Regulatory & Public

Position

Personal Injury
Andrew Lewis QC has vast experience in all areas of personal injury and clinical negligence work, having specialised in this field since joining the Bar. According to Chambers and Partners 2016, “Andrew is exceptionally good. A modern, user-friendly silk who is very bright and very capable. He is an extremely able advocate with a very attractive way of getting a judge’s attention.

Andrew’s personal-injury practice consists largely of fatal and catastrophic injury claims, particularly brain and spinal-cord injury cases. He is very experienced in work involving competing claims of exaggeration/fraud versus subtle brain injury/chronic pain/somatoform disorder.

In his employer’s liability work, Andrew will also become involved in conducting inquests and defending health & safety prosecutions.

Andrew Lewis QC offers vast experience in all areas of clinical negligence work. He works for claimants, the NHSLA and GPs, undertaking cases of all types up to the most serious cerebral palsy negligent-birth claims.

Andrew has dealt with a wide range of claims, with particular experience of accident & emergency and orthopaedic failures, obstetric claims (cerebral palsy/shoulder dystocia), paediatric cardiac surgery, delayed diagnosis of cancer, gastro-intestinal claims and failed cosmetic surgery.

Andrew’s work not only includes drafting, advising and court work but he attends a considerable number of joint settlement meetings and mediations in high-value claims.

His disease work is now largely based around asbestos-induced mesothelioma claims, and he works for claimant or defendant.

Civil Fraud
Andrew continues to be noted by instructing defendant solicitors for his expertise in claims relating to fraud, particularly high-value fraud claims. He has led juniors in the Court of Appeal in cases involving credit hire and the use and value of expert engineering evidence.

In his personal-injury practice, Andrew is very experienced in work involving competing claims of exaggeration/fraud versus subtle brain injury/chronic pain/somatoform disorder.

Andrew regularly lectures in his specialist fields of practice and has recently been invited to speak on judicial attitudes to fraud at the Insurance Fraud Investigators Group (IFIG)

Regulatory & Public
Andrew regularly defends health & safety prosecutions, usually those involving catastrophic or fatal injury. He regularly attends coroners’ hearings, not only in respect of accidents at work but also fatalities in road traffic accidents and children in school care. He also undertakes work involving professional disciplinary tribunals.

Career

Call 1985, Silk 2009

Appointments:
Trustee · Henry Scott Trust Fund

Pupillage Officer · North Eastern Circuit

Contributing editor of Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service

Governor · Harrogate Grammar School

2001
Recorder (civil)

2004
Recorder (crime)

2010
Deputy High Court Judge

Memberships

North Eastern Circuit
Personal Injury Bar Association

Education

1984
BA (Hons) Business Law (2.1)

1985
Bar Finals (2.2)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew Lewis QCPark Square BarristersOne of the best advocates around.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Clinical negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew Lewis QCPark Square BarristersA highly-respected clinical negligence silk.