Profile“He has great charisma and sets clients at ease, even in very tense circumstances. He is calm, always well prepared, very persuasive and extremely intelligent. He has a very useful knack of coming up with innovative solutions to seemingly intractable problems.” Chambers UK (2015)
Called to the Bar: 1994 (Lincolns Inn)
Qualifications: LLB (Business Law (1st class)), Bachelor of Civil Law (Oxon)
Experienced CEDR accredited mediator
Professional Memberships: Commercial Bar Association, Chancery Bar Association
Andrew is included in the prestigious Chambers 100 marking him out as one of the top 100 barristers in the country and one of the very best in his field. He is also ranked in the first tier of Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500
Andrew has also been shortlisted several times as "Barrister of the Year" by the Bristol Law Society
Andrew is authorised to accept instructions on a direct public access basis
Expertise: Commercial Dispute Resolution
Company Law (particularly shareholder disputes)
Agency Law (including commercial agency)
Andrew is included in Chambers 100 where they say "Andrew Marsden is amongst the very best juniors practising on the Western Circuit. He has a broad commercial practice and wins especial praise for his work in the company and partnership sphere ... Commentators say that he is ‘an approachable barrister, with a keen eye to the commercial priorities of a case, who is ready to challenge and question the evidence before him.’"
Andrew is "very in-tune with the needs of his commercial clients." He has "in-depth expertise in corporate, partnership and commercial law disputes." His approach is considered "sensible, very clear and extremely helpful." He has an "unfailingly commercial approach and excellent cross-examination skills." An "extremely articulate and forceful advocate", "one of the best pound-for-pound commercial barristers in town." "Tenacious and thoughtful" and possessed of "great people skills", solicitors appreciate his "close, hands-on involvement in cases" and his "clear, incisive advice." Commended for his "client-friendly manner" and "trenchant advice and assiduous approach", it has been said that "he has an air of gravitas about him, and a good manner with clients." "He will make a very good judge one day." He is a "deeply impressive barrister who prepares fully, is fantastic with documents and is commercially minded." He is "a commercially focused barrister who is excellent on his feet." He "impresses across a broad range of disputes, including partnership, corporate and contractual issues." Andrew is "technically spot-on" and is known for taking a "sensible and pragmatic approach" to his work. "He gives clear and compelling advice." He "thinks things through to the nth degree." A "renowned shareholder dispute specialist." He is "one of the leading authorities on commercial agency." He provides "targeted and transparent advice." He is "always very commercially aware and gets to the nub of the issue at hand." He "never misses a point."
Andrew "leaves no stone unturned", has "a strong following for commercial matters", is "extremely thorough in preparation", "provides an excellent standard of service", "gives good advice and follows it through" and is "an excellent, commercially minded advocate who should go to the top." He has a "very clear mind."
Interests Skiing and wakeboarding, horse riding, the piano and cognac.
Tel: 0117 925 8978
Mob: 07718 883094
LinkedIn: Andrew Marsden
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