Mr Andrew Harper

Andrew has over three decades of experience in civil litigation. He was called to the Bar in 1989 by Middle Temple, following the completion of his LL.B. (Hons) degree at the University of Leicester in 1987.

Andrew is a member of Chambers’ civil team and his practice spans a wide range of insurance work acting for road traffic insurers, from simple “bent metal” claims to the more involved issues around credit hire, low velocity impacts, fundamental dishonesty, subrogation, claims settlement, and uninsured drivers. He acts on professional instructions for both claimant and defendant. Andrew understands the commercial requirements of his clients and strives to provide them with tailored legal advice and advocacy that is both effective and efficient. Andrew is comfortable working to deadlines and takes full advantage of video conferencing and other web technologies in order to advise and represent insurer clients nationwide.

Indeed, throughout his career, Andrew has acted for commercial institutions, including bulk issuers. He began by representing high street lenders in the fall out from the unrestrained mortgage lending boom of the late 1980s.  Starting with the deluge of borrower repossessions in the early 1990s he progressed on to the professional negligence claims by which banks and building societies sought to recoup their losses from solicitors and valuers. Andrew is well-versed in handling complex legal matters and is committed to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. He strives to deliver favourable outcomes for his clients.

Outside of his practice Andrew is the lead in Chambers’ heritage strategy. This is exemplified by his work on Yetta Frazer, the first woman to establish a practise at the Leicester bar, which was recognised by the award of a Blue Plaque for the Chambers in time for its centenary in 2022.