Andrew has been rated as a Leading Expert in the top tier of the Chambers and Partners directory for many years. This guide has stated that, “his knowledge of procedures is second to none”.
Andrew is also one a small group of family lawyers in the North West who are ranked by the independent directory Legal 500 as Leading Individuals. This year’s guide describes him as “phenomenally bright but hugely practical” and “taking really good care of his clients”.
He is also one of a handful of leading family lawyers outside of a London who is a fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers. Fellows are recognised for their knowledge and experience in dealing with family matters with an international element.
Andrew brings 25 years of experience to this family law practice, having started his career at a leading London practice before moving to Manchester in 1996. He became a partner at Pannone in 1998 and headed the exceptional family team from 2010 onwards. Following the firm’s merger with Slater and Gordon he was head of their Personal Services division.
Andrew is recognised for his technical knowledge and writes the chapters on the financial aspects of divorce for the leading textbook, Butterworths Family Law Service, which is updated several times a year. Andrew has also contributed to two text books on family law for the Law Society and a further book on the Family Procedure Rules.
He also writes three of the leading columns on family law issues for legal journals: the Law Society Gazette, the Resolution Review and Jordans Family Law. He lectures regularly on family law issues, including giving the annual update lecture at the flagship Resolution National Conference.
Over 25 years Andrew has acted for leading businessmen and businesswomen in the North West as well as several members of the legal profession. His clients have included well known musicians, sportsmen, actors and TV personalities. He specialises in family disputes involving business, trusts and those with an international element. He has extensive experience of drafting pre-nuptial agreements.
Andrew has been a Resolution Accredited Specialist in advocacy and complex financial disputes since 2001. He chaired both Resolution’s national training committee and its Manchester regional group for 10 years as well as serving on its National Committee for several years. He is also a Resolution collaborative lawyer.
He has commented frequently on family law issues in the national media including BBC Breakfast, The Today Programme, Sky News, Radio 5, The Times, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Financial Times, The Independent and Granada Reports.