Andrew has experience in all areas of housing related law, including matters of possession, disrepair, homelessness and injunctive work. He acts for private landlords, social landlords and tenants. He is also keen to develop his landlord and tenant, and property practices.
Most recently, Andrew has assisted in defending complex possession matters and disrepair claims. He is also developing a practice in housing-related environmental prosecutions, which combines his knowledge and experience of housing and criminal law.
Prior to pupillage, Andrew worked full-time as a housing and resettlement adviser based in three London prisons, providing direct support and advice to hundreds of offenders who faced homelessness on release.
During his studies, and later full-time after call, Andrew was a benefits and housing adviser at a South London legal advice centre. As part of this role, he was a duty advocate at two South London county courts, defending possession proceedings and other property-related hearings. He appeared in over 600 cases.
Andrew has also worked in a research capacity for Reprieve and JUSTICE, the latter of which used his research to publish ‘Solving Housing Disputes’ to address the problems litigants in person face when bringing and defending housing and landlord and tenant claims across the jurisdictions of the county court and property tribunal.
Andrew has provided multiple training sessions to a leading national homelessness charity on possession and homelessness law.