Andrew has significant expertise in commercial litigation and reputation management, as well as associated areas concerning personal information rights, including defamation, privacy, harassment, cyber law, civil fraud and data protection. He has also acted for individuals in high profile Judicial Review proceedings and Coroner’s Inquests.
The nature of Andrew’s work is often confidential and highly sensitive, however recent reported cases include Max Mosley v Google Inc and Hourani v Thomson & others. Andrew also has considerable experience in third party disclosure requests, including claims under the Norwich Pharmacal jurisdiction.
The Legal 500 UK has listed Andrew for many years as a “Recommended Lawyer” and is ranked in the current The Legal 500 UK 2021 law directory in the field of Reputation Management as a ‘rising star’ and is noted as having “far more experience than most lawyers of his age. He has great judgement and an unflappable temperament and will surely become a top partner before long.’
Andrew writes numerous articles and contributions in the national and legal press, and gives conferences on a wide range of legal issues relating to media and privacy law.
Andrew read French and Italian at Durham University.
Qualified 2013, joined Payne Hicks Beach 2011, promoted to senior associate 2018, partner 2020.
"Andrew Willan is both diligent and creative in equal (very large) measure"The Legal 500 UK 2020
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