Andrew McKie

Andrew McKie

Andrew McKie

Barrister | Clerksroom, Barrister Direct

Andrew is a specialist in claimant personal injury, with a particular interest in cases involving employers liability, public liability and Travel claims. Andrew also specialises in multi track and serious injury claims. Andrew has published several books on EL/ PL, fraud and Travel claims which can be found at :-http://www.lawbriefpublishing.com/all-books/

Andrew also has a specific interest in housing disrepair and cavity wall claims. Andrew ispublished on the subject at http://www.lawbriefpublishing.com/product/housingdisrepairandcavitywallclaims/

Before qualifying, as a Barrister, Andrew has 6 years advocacy experience, as a Solicitor. Andrew has worked for a number of leading Legal 500 firms specialising in RTA fraud, including Keoghs LLP and Weightmans LLP, acting for some of the leading insurance companies in the UK.

Andrew has also worked for a number of leading claimant personal injury and credit hire law firms, acting for some of the largest credit hire companies in the UK. Previously, Andrew was the Head of Litigation and In House Solicitor Advocate at a claimant personal injury and credit hire firm, with over 50 staff, and Andrew brings this vast experience, as a Solicitor, to the Bar.

Andrew is also a trainer for MBL seminars and the courses can be found here http://www.mblseminars.com/Speaker/Andrew%20McKie/767

Andrew also regularly writes Articles for legal publications such as JPIL and Law Brief Publishing and the books can be found here http://www.lawbriefpublishing.com/all-books/

Andrew is a Member of the Personal Injuries Bar Association and Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Judicial Feedback – Advocacy

“Miss X should be grateful that Mr Mckie was her barrister” –District Judge, Dudley County Court, following successful Small Claims Hearing in relation to Credit Hire, July 2012

Client Feedback  – Advocacy and Advices:-

“Andrew is a most thorough, dedicated and hard working professional’ –Andrew Bell, Solicitor Advocate, Curtis Law, July 2012

Many thanks for your time yesterday and today” – Partner, medium Personal Injury practice, Manchester, April 2012, following conference and advice to settle Multi-Track claim where fraud alleged.

“Thank you for preparing this so quickly.  Nothing I like better than a proactive reply” – solicitor, Personal Injury practice Milton Keynes, July 2012, following receipt of Reply to Defence

Happy with the service so far.  Keep up the good work” – Costs Manager, large Personal Injury Practice, Merseyside, June 2012, following written Advice for Fast Track RTA where fraud alleged.

Good Job, Thank you” – Partner, small Personal Injury practice, Cheshire, June 2012, after successful Application to allocate Credit Hire claim to Fast Track.

Thank you very much for dealing with this matter so quickly.   Very impressed!” – Personal Injury Fee Earner, large Personal Injury practice, Norwich, May 2012, following Advice on Quantum

Client Seminar / CPD Feedback:

“Thank you very much Andrew for organising this event. I have learnt a lot, it was very interesting. Looking forward to reading your article. Keep me posted.” – Managing Director of a Medical Agency following CPD Seminar, July 2012

“Thanks again for presenting such a well thought-out seminar last night ” – senior solicitor, following CPD Seminar, July 2012

“Thank you very much for the attached notes. Your help is really appreciated by us” – litigation executive, large Personal Injury Firm in Bolton, June 2012 following MOJ Portal CPD Training

Advocacy Profile:-

Andrew undertakes claimant and defendant instructions, for the following types of work:-

  • All types of interlocutory hearings including case management conferences, allocation hearings, pre-trial reviews and applications.
  • Multi track, fast track and small claims track, trials and disposal hearings.
  • MOJ stage 3 hearings.
  • Infant approval hearings.
  • All types of written advice and pleadings.
  • Conferences with clients.

Areas of Practice:-

Andrew is happy to  CFA  instructions in the following areas:-

  • Personal injury litigation, including road traffic accidents, occupiers liability and public liability cases including:-
  • Claims under the Occupiers Liability 1957 and 1984. 
  • Defective Premises 1972 claims. 
  • Highways Act 1980 claims. 
  • Claims in nuisance. 
  • Advice on indemnity under the Road Traffic Act 1988. 
  • Credit hire claims. 
  • Andrew also undertakes allegations of fraud work on a private basis. 

 

  • All types of employers liability claims. 
  • Repetitive strain injury cases, manual handling cases, slips and trips in the workplace, accidents at height, accidents on construction sites and accidents involving work equipment 

 

  • Travel litigation including Advice as to whether the 1992 Package Travel Regulations are applicable.
  • Quantum advices with a specialism as to heads of loss in food poisoning cases and loss of enjoyment.
  • Advice as to breach of duty in relation to accidents abroad and food poisoning cases.
  • Claims under the Montreal convention and advice in relation to accidents on planes.
  • Standard of care abroad and accidents in foreign hotels including slips, trips and falls.
  • Accidents at Sea and Cruise Ship Claims under the Athens Convention.
  • Accidents on tour operator excursions.
  • Ski or snowboarding accidents.
  • Motor accidents and Rome II
  • Claims under the 1992 Package Travel Regulations.
  • Advice on quantum and causation for all types of travel claims.
  • Costs advice in relation to travel claims.

 

  • Andrew also has an interest in housing disrepair and cvavity wall claims including:- 
  • Claims under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
  • Claims under the Defective Premises Act 1972.
  • Advice on housing disrepair, liability, causation and quantum.
  • Advice on cavity wall claims, liability, causation and quantum.
  • Personal Injury claims attached to cases of damp or mould.
  • Drafting pleadings in relation to cavity wall and housing disrepair claims.

 

  • Costs, including summary assessment and detailed assessment hearings.

Professional Background:-

February 2012 Fully Qualified Barrister.

December 2011 – Solicitor Advocate – Solicitors Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)

July 2011  – Called to the Bar at Lincolns Inn.

May 2011-  BBP Law, London – Bar Transfer Test.

January 2008 Fully Qualified Solicitor

2004-2005 Diploma In Legal Practice (Legal Practice Course), The College of Law, York.

2001-2004, LLB (Hons) Law / Criminology, University of Keele.

Why instruct Andrew and what makes him different from other counsel?

  • Andrew is a former solicitor and understands the service that solicitors expect, when instructing counsel. In particular, Andrew understands the importance of protecting the solicitor’s costs position.
  • Andrew prides himself in offering a friendly and approachable service. Andrew is happy to provide his mobile number and direct access email, to fee earners, for any informal queries on cases, without the need for formal instructions.
  • Andrew will always endeavour to return all papers within 14 days and adopts a flexible approach to his work. Andrew is happy to accept urgent instructions, where the need arises.
  • Andrew will fight cases aggressively for your clients, but with a commercial outlook. Andrew will always maintain a robust approach to litigation. Andrew will always put your clients first and will offer commercially sound advice.
  • Andrew is happy to consider entering into a firm wide CFA, for bulk instructions. Andrew is happy to consider entering into a CFA on cases where other Chambers may charge you privately.
  • Andrew is happy to attend your offices for conferences with clients, or conduct them by telephone. Andrew also offers a national advocacy service.