Andrew Evans Regulatory

Call: 2000

Introduction

Andrew has an established practice in claimant and defendant personal injury work, clinical negligence and continues to have a national reputation in licensing.

In Clinical Negligence:

Legal 500 2015: ‘He has a great grasp of technical areas of law.’

Chambers and Partners 2015:  “His client care is second to none. I use him on cases with clients that are more difficult as he manages their expectation well.” “He picks up on complex issues quickly.”

In Licensing:

Chambers and Partners 2015: “He is an excellent advocate, commercial, well prepared and good with clients.” “He is measured in his approach and quietly persistent.”

Qualifications and Appointments:

  • LLB (Hons) 2:1 University of Birmingham
  • ICSL (Very Competent)
  • Hardwicke Scholar of Lincolns Inn

Inquests & Coronial

Andrew accepts instructions to advise and represent corporate entities and families at inquests, particularly where civil claims are contemplated. Andrew also has a busy clinical negligence practice and is comfortable dealing with medical evidence.

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Licensing

Over the last ten years Andrew has developed an established reputation in this field as a result of his wide-ranging experience in this complex and fast developing area.

Chambers and Partners (2014):

Best known for his liquor and entertainment licensing experience, Andrew Evans also handles issues arising from the licensing of firearms and taxis. He is especially noted for the thoroughness of his preparation and his courtroom acuity.

Expertise: "Our first choice counsel for all matters in the Midlands and the North. He is an excellent advocate – commercial, well prepared and good with clients." "He is approachable, pleasant to deal with and knows what he's talking about."

Chambers and Partners 2015: "He is an excellent advocate, commercial, well prepared and good with clients." "He is measured in his approach and quietly persistent."

Andrew regularly appears before local authorities, the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court and Administrative Court in licensing matters. Andrew receives instructions in matters relating to the Licensing Act 2003 (including changes brought about by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011) from major pub operators, hotel chains and local authorities across England and Wales to provide specialist advice and advocacy on a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious matters.

In the last five years, he has acted on behalf of some of the largest national pub companies, as they have extended and then more recently sought to protect and consolidate their estates. Andrew accepts instructions in any matter relating to the Licensing Act 2003. He has recently appeared in variation and review applications relating to high capacity nightclub premises in England and Wales and is familiar with the management styles and practices of pub operators, from single owner operated premises to large managed estates.

Andrew has also acted on behalf of local authorities particularly in respect of complex applications, such as those for large open-air events. He has recently advised on the adoption and implementation of the new Sex Establishment Venue legislation.

Andrew can be available for emergency applications such as summary review/ interim steps applications and closure order applications at short notice.

Andrew is an associate lecturer on the Certificate of Higher Education in Licensing Law.

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