Andrea Barnes (1999)

Andrea Barnes (1999)

LL.B (Hons) London and Somerset
Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 1999 Public Access Accredited


General Information

Andrea Barnes (1999)

Barrister, International Mediator, Head of Costs

Andrea is a tenacious and enthusiastic advocate. She undertakes a mixture of costs, clinical negligence, personal injury and inquest work.  She is Head of Costs at Clerksroom, an international mediator and worldwide trainer in facilitative and evaluative mediation.  Whilst a large proportion of Andrea’s clinical, dental and personal injury practice involves high value, complex, catastrophic or fatal incidents Andrea is equally happy to assist on lower value matters.  Andrea has a proactive and reasoned approach to any work she undertakes.  She is plain speaking, commercially astute and is not afraid to advance complex or unusual legal arguments.  Andrea applies a high standard to any work she undertakes; preparing diligently and working closely with lay and professional clients alike to achieve the best outcomes.  Andrea strives to maintain an excellent working relationship with her clients with emphasis on communication and is regularly commended for her approachable and collaborative manner.   Prior to call to the Bar Andrea spent 4 years in house at a leading London Defendant Insurer solicitors which has given her an excellent understanding of the pressures and protocols a fee earner must meet.

Work undertaken:

Clinical Negligence
Dental Negligence
Personal injury
Coroner’s inquests


Andrea is married with two children.  She has a passion for extreme sports and you can usually find her rock climbing, sky diving, quad biking or similar on a weekend.   She loves to travel and is also a keen cook.  She is currently a co-opted Governor, a Director of Trust Mediator, an international mediator trainer and a peer mediation co-ordinator trainer.


"Thorough and on the ball with a great sense of perspective   Andi is technically excellent and always incredibly well prepared.  A very accomplished and safe pair of hands, she consistently provides a sterling service."   Martine Delaney at Keoghs Solicitors



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Fees and Feedback

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We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

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