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Claire Andrews


Personal Bio

Job Title: Barrister

Areas of Expertise: Adjudication,Arbitration,Mediation

Claire has a background of specialism in consumer law including all types of B2C (business to consumer) contractual disputes as well as B2B disputes. Called in 1979, she is the former head of Gough Square Chambers (consumer and regulatory law specialists) . She is recommended by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for her work as a consumer lawyer.
Claire has an extensive involvement with ADR processes. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an accredited mediator and experienced adjudicator. She is also a member of the Bar Council ADR panel and has been engaged in its programme of training mediation advocates. She is a panel member of CEDR’s various arbitration and adjudication schemes concerned with construction, renewable energy, complaints handling procures and the implementation of consumer codes. Across those schemes, as well as in appointments made through her chambers, she has made many hundreds of awards and decisions affecting consumers and businesses.
Claire also has a background in land law related claims including in respect of trusts and tenancy and over the years has been engaged as an advocate in many cases of that nature. She is a former editor of Atkins’ Court Forms on both Landlord and Tenant and Housing.
Claire is author of “Enforcement of Consumer Rights and Protections”, published by LexisNexis in December 2015, a work published to explain the wide and changing scope of consumer legislation including the impact of its enforcement provisions of both domestic and EU origin as well as the introduction of the “Consumer Law Programme” which culminated in the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
Additionally, Claire is a fee-paid first tier Tribunal Judge (Health and Social Care Chamber) and a member of the regulatory panel of the Association of Residential Managing Agents and of NRCPD Complaints and Appeals Committee. Claire is a committee member of the food law group and general editor of Butterworths’ Law of Food and Drugs.

Country of Residence: England

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Claire Andrews

Claire Andrews

Company Details

Gough Square Chambers
6-7, Gough Square