Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member
Called to the Bar in 1999
Specialist areas of work are:
- Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
Andrea undertakes most areas of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence in addition to her role as Clerksroom Head of Costs.
Andrea (Andi) Barnes is an experienced fast and multi track counsel based in the South West with a nationwide practice in personal injury, road traffic, civil claims and costs matters, for both claimant and defendant.
Before coming to the Bar she was in-house counsel in the personal injury department of a major London firm. This experience gives her a great understanding of the pressures on those instructing her which is much appreciated by many of loyal clients. Andi is approachable, responsive and a good communicator, qualities which make her in demand as a trainer as well as a popular advocate.
Main areas of work:
Personal Injury, including
- Road traffic / motor claims
- Motorcycle claims (inc.fatal and catastrophic accidents -MASS trainer & ex rider)
- Employer’s liability / health and safety
- Highways Act matters
- Product liability
- Package tours
- Sports law
Coroner’s inquests and inquiries, including
- Jury inquests
- Rider type inquests
Andi's previous experience as in house counsel with a major London firm provides her with the insight and expertise she brings to her position as the Head of Costs Group.
Andi is a wife and mum and lives in Somerset. Given the opportunity, she likes to relax by trying out new extreme sports and cooking with chilli peppers.