I resolve disputes between people in business together.
I graduated with first class honours in Business Law and obtained the prestigious degree of Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford University.
I practised as a solicitor with Freshfields Burckhaus Deringer before becoming a barrister in 1994.
In 2015 I established Commercial Chambers.
I am recognised as a leading practitioner with both specialist expertise and substantial experience in a field that I describe as one of "commercial divorce and which includes:

claims by shareholders for relief from unfairly prejudicial conduct of companies’ affairs under section 994 Companies Act 2006
claims in respect of breaches of directors’ duties
partnership disputes
disputes between contracting parties
disputes arising out of the breakdown of business relations
claims by and against commercial agents

I am also an experienced CEDR trained mediator.
I am included in Band 1 of Chambers UK and the Legal 500. I was included in the "Chambers 100” list marking me out as one of the very best barristers in the country and I have been nominated as "Barrister of the Year” in Bristol several times.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 authorised to accept instructions on a direct public access basis

Commercial Dispute Resolution
Company Law (particularly shareholder disputes)
Partnership Law
Agency Law (including commercial agency)


Chambers 100
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.’"

Chambers UK
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." "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.”

Legal 500
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."

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Tel: 0117 925 8978
Mob: 07718 883094

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