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Andrew Clark

Year of call 1994, Inner Temple, Former Solicitor: Admitted 1988  

Areas of Expertise
Business and Property Group, Tax & Duties

GDPR Policy

Chancery: Band 3
Andrew regularly assists clients with traditional and commercial issues. He handles contentious wills, trusts and probate matters and is also instructed in real property and partnership disputes. Clark's commercial workload includes professional negligence cases. "Andrew is so clear and persuasive and a very strong advocate who leaves no stone unturned."

Chambers and Partners 2024

Chancery, Probate and Tax: Ranked Legal 500 2024 Edition

Legal 500 2024

Commercial Litigation: Ranked Legal 500 2024 Edition

Legal 500 2024

Chancery (Northern Bar)
"Extremely clever - his advice covers all eventualities."

Chambers and Partners 2023

Commercial Litigation:
"Andrew has great attention to detail, a thoroughness of advices provided, is extremely knowledgeable within his area of law, and is able to anticipate defendant arguments."

Legal 500 2023

Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery Law:
"Andrew is technically gifted, approachable and a very good advocate."

Legal 500 2023

Chancery (Northern Bar)
"Regularly assists clients with traditional and commercial issues. He handles contentious wills, trusts and probate matters and is also instructed in real property and partnership disputes. Clark's commercial workload includes professional negligence cases."

Chambers and Partners 2022

Commercial and Property:
"Extremely thorough and technically brilliant. Andrew is very impressive."

Legal 500 2022

Chancery (Northern Bar) Leading Barrister
"He is a very detailed man." "Andrew is very good, very clever and knows his stuff."

Chambers and Partners 2021

Chancery (Northern Bar) Leading Barrister
"He is knowledgeable and practical." "He is conscientious and a very pleasant opponent."

Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2020

Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery law – Leading Individual
"Has good commercial judgment and can deal with twists in a case"

Legal 500 2020

Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery Law – ranked Tier 1
“An excellent advocate with rigorous attention to detail.”

Legal 500 2019

Chancery – Northern (Bar) Leading Barrister (Band 3)
"His written work is excellent, he's very, very concise, very detailed, really straight to the point and his advocacy is also excellent."

Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2019

'Very bright and adept at identifying complex and unusual points.'

Legal 500, 2017

‘A very good advocate with an ability to go straight to the real issue in a case.’

Legal 500, 2016

“He has an incisive intellect, and gets to the bottom of any problem at an impressive speed.”

Legal 500, 2015

"His written opinions are thorough and on the mark."

Legal 500 2014


Legal 500 2013


Legal 500 2012

“recommended for commercial and chancery work.”

Legal 500 2011

“not afraid to explore and advance difficult arguments and is equally astute at identifying flaws in a case at an early stage.”

Legal 500 2010

“developing a fine reputation for his advice on constructive trusts and commercial agents’ disputes.”

Chambers & Partners 2005

“has established a solid Chancery practice.”

Legal 500 2005

“well-respected for his chancery and commercial work.”

Chambers & Partners 2006

“has a solid Chancery and commercial practice.”

Legal 500 2006–7


Andrew Clark

Financial Services:

• Financial Services and Consumer Credit, including financial product mis-selling (for example unfair relationships, extortionate credit bargains, FSMA 2000 and breach of fiduciary duty, including accessory liability) and irresponsible lending.

Contentious Chancery:

• Wills, Probate and Administration of Estates, including family provision

• Real Property, including title, easements, restrictive covenants, land contracts (e.g. options) and adverse possession.

• Partnerships, including breaches of partnership agreements and of fiduciary obligations, partnership property and winding up

• Mortgages, Charges and Securities

• Equitable Protection, including undue influence, confidentiality, fiduciary duties, equitable estoppel and equitable remedies (for example, rectification, specific performance and injunctions)

Commercial Litigation:

• Commercial Landlord and Tenant, including forfeiture, renewal of business tenancies, covenants, dilapidations, and service charges

• Contractual Disputes

• Professional Negligence

Older and Vulnerable People

Void and Voidable Gifts, Court of Protection (Property and Affairs).

Notable Cases:

• Kerrigan v Elevate Credit International Limited [2020] EWHC 2169 (Comm)

• Burns v Burns [2016] EWCA Civ 37, [2016] WTLR 755

• By court appointment, Andrew Clark represented the interests of consumer borrowers from Welcome Financial Services Ltd who might be affected by a declaration sought as to the scope of its scheme of arrangement: Re Welcome Financial Services Ltd [2015] EWHC 815 (Ch), [2015] 2 BCLC 141

• McWilliam v Norton Finance (UK) Ltd [2015] EWCA 186, [2015] 1 All ER (Comm) 1026

• Goenka v Goenka and Others [2014] EWHC 2966 (Ch), [2016] Ch 267, [2015] 4 All ER 123

• Andrew Clark has been involved in a number of leading financial product mis-selling cases, including Harrison v Black Horse Ltd [2010] EWHC 3152 (QB), [2011] Lloyds Rep IR 455 and [2011] EWCA 1128, [2012] Lloyds Rep IR 212 , Holdstock v Endeavour Personal Finance Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 1781 and Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd [2017] UKSC 23

• J. L. Builders & Son v Naylor [2009] EWCA 1621

Prescribed Information

Mr Andrew Clark is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Mr Clark can be found here.

Mr Andrew Clark’s clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that he provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Mr Clark to undertake advocacy before courts and tribunals for a fixed fee in respect of preparation and the first day (brief fee) plus a further fee (refresher) in respect of each additional day in court. For advisory work, it is most common for Mr Clark to charge an hourly rate, although a fixed fee may be negotiated.  Mr Clark will typically return paperwork within 14 days. However, professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation may affect this approximate timescale.


Chancery Bar Association,
Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
Northern Chancery Bar Association
Northern Contentious Probate Group
Financial Services Lawyers Association


MA (Oxon), Jurisprudence, New College

Specialist Areas of Practice:

Business and Property Group

Tax & Duties

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