Andrew Davidson
Corporate and Commercial Disputes Partner

Experienced Andrew Davidson advises on many types of commercial and corporate disputes occurring across a wide range of sectors for large national companies, owner-managed businesses, partnerships, and individuals. He has been advising clients for over 30 years on behalf of regional and international firms.

Andrew has extensive experience in guiding clients through the complex issues that often arise in a variety of disputes: contractual, commercial, warranty claims, property (especially development), shareholder and partnership, professional negligence, employee wrongful dismissal and restrictive covenant claims, information technology, defamation, and injunctions.

Andrew maintains close relationships with his clients and extols early evaluation of any potential dispute. He is well-versed in managing the case strategy to achieve a commercially appropriate solution, negotiating and pursuing alternative dispute resolution options, including mediation. Andrew is an accredited mediator.

Case examples:

  • Acting for a national property developer, defending an action to complete a contract for the sale of land for £6 million successfully trial on the ground of fraudulent misrepresentation by local authority officers; also pursuing a counterclaim of more than £30 million. Subsequent litigation relating to the same land sale was determined in The Court of Appeal.
  • Advising an outsourcing company on a dispute arising on the mode of returning of vast volumes of data on termination of contract, legal proceedings concluding at mediation.
  • Successful defence at trial of a wrongful dismissal claim brought by a former manager against a Premier League football club.
  • Advising a UK developer on a multi-jurisdictional dispute in relation a development in Dubai.
  • Successfully pursuing a solicitors’ professional negligence claim in relation to real estate legal services for in excess of £15 million on behalf of a famous London tourist attraction against a defunct national firm of solicitors, which settled after 3 days of mediation.
  • Acting on a complex warranties claim in relation to an under-funded pension scheme following a takeover.
  • Advising on a partnership dispute within a large dental practice.
  • Bringing injunction proceedings in advance of broadcasting against a BBC consumer affairs programme.

Legal 500 UK states:

"Andrew Davidson is an extremely capable and cool commercial litigator. Never flaps and is extremely capable at handling difficult situations."

Tel: 07769 667125