Andrew Brown (Capital Law)

Andrew Brown

Andrew specialises in resolving commercial disputes, and recently launched Capital’s £50m litigation fund, Capital Dispute Finance, where we can bear the cost and risk of pursing claims and recovering assets. 

He is top-ranked by the legal directories, being recognised as an expert in resolving commercial disputes (often of a high value, complex and sensitive nature), whether in Court or by commercial means. Andrew has extensive experience of multi-party actions, judicial reviews, and injunctive relief.

Andrew has acted for a number of insolvency practitioners in high value and complex directors’ misfeasance and professional negligence claims and regularly acts in contested insolvency proceedings.

Andrew has built up detailed knowledge of the litigation funding market and launched Capital’s award-winning litigation fund, Capital Dispute Finance.  He regularly speaks at funding conferences, including The Legal 500 Commercial Litigation Conference.  Andrew has widely published material in this area in Financier Worldwide, In-House Lawyer magazine and Huffington Post. He was also a key part of the British Medical Association’s advisory team which launched BMA Law, whereby he and his colleagues advise the BMA’s 170,000 doctors on matters such as partnership disputes, regulatory issues and property disputes.

There is a lot of steel in him.

Chambers & Partners UK  

  • Acting for a trustee in successfully resolving a £50m breach of trust claim.
  • Acting for a trustee in a £11m claim against HMRC.
  • Providing written submissions for the Treasury Select Committee inquiry into HMRC’s approach to tax enquiries and the resolution of tax disputes, and giving evidence in Parliament to assist the Committee.
  • Acting for a pensions trustee in a £7m claim to restore assets to the trust.
  • Acting for a bank in a £20million multi-faceted property and trusts dispute.
  • Acting for a US based mining company in a £38m professional negligence claim against two law firms.
  • Resolving a £5m contractual dispute against the Government
  • Acting in 3 class actions in respect of £multi-million claims against financial institutions and their advisors following misleading information being supplied to investors.
  • Acting for a Premiership football club in a number of disputes concerning: one of its former directors; a £multi-million claim brought by a former manager and his support staff; and assisting with an investigation into a player’s contract and the conduct of an agent.
  • Acting for an insolvency practitioner in a £45m auditors’ negligence claim
  • Acting for an insolvency practitioner in a £30m directors’ misfeasance claim
  • Acting for insolvency practitioners in a £10m auditors’ negligence claim involving overstatement of accounts and secret profits
  • Acting for numerous insolvency practitioners and other office holders in respect of numerous section 236 applications and injunctive relief for delivery up of key material
  • Acting for a football club and successfully restraining presentation of an unfounded winding up petition
  • Acting for a furniture business to successfully restrain advertisement of a winding up petition
  • Advising numerous office holders on directors misfeasance and fraud claims
  • Advising a company on the mistreatment of the receipt of deposits and the overstatement of their accounts, leading to insolvency.  Working closely with HMRC, insolvency practitioners and the client to resolve the matter.
  • All forms of insolvency related enforcement measures to secure payment of client debts.
  • Financial litigation
  • Business ownership disputes
  • Urgent injunction work (particularly in employment related claims)
  • Breach of director’s duties claims
  • Corporate fraud
  • Property and construction disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Advice on policy coverage and subrogated recoveries for insurers
  • Insolvency
  • Directors’ duties and misfeasance claims
  • Personal insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Contested insolvency proceedings
  • Liquidator’s reporting duties
  • S.236 applications

Career

  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (Jun 2007 – present)
  • Associate, Capital Law Llp (Jun 2001 – Jun 2007)
  • Solicitor, Eversheds Llp (Apr 1998 – Mar 2001)

Education

  • University of Wales, Cardiff: LLB (Hons) Law, First Class Hons
  • Award for the best overall performance

Memberships

  • The Law Society of England and Wales