Andrew Turner (2010)

Andrew Turner (2010)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2010 Public Access Accredited

Profile

General Information

 

A skilled and confident advocate, Andrew Turner is enthusiastic and professional, approaching matters with a strong client and commercial focus.

Following transfer to the Bar from the Roll, Andrew has a foundation and knowledge base in all areas of personal injury litigation and costs.  His straightforward and approachable style, excellent bedside manner with lay clients, and commercial awareness make for a winning combination.

Areas of expertise

Costs

Having being trained in billing paper files prior to the onset of case management software, Andrew is skilled not only in the technical aspects of costs arguments, but also in arguments as to individual elements of the bills themselves.  As such, Andrew is regularly instructed by both paying and receiving parties in all aspects of costs cases, including detailed and summary assessments, oral reviews of provisional assessments, and in attending CCMC and costs budgeting hearings.

Personal Injury

Andrew is happy to accept instructions in respect of all aspects of personal injury matters, having particular expertise and experience of employers’ liability, public liability and high value claims.  He also has substantial experience of RTA matters with issues of credibility, causation and LVI disputes.  In addition to written advices and pleadings, he regularly attends court at all levels in respect of application hearings, diposal hearings, and fast and multi-track trials.

Credit Hire

Andrew has long experience in all aspects of credit hire and is regularly instructed by both claimants and defendants.

Mediation Representation

A qualified mediator, Andrew is a natural choice to advise and represent clients in mediation, at joint settlement meetings and at round-table conferences.

Professional Negligence

Particularly in respect of actions involving allegations of negligence against solicitors.

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Having spent nearly two decades practising law, Andrew has a depth of knowledge and experience drawn from working both as a solicitor and as a barrister.  He prides himself on the quality of his work and his attention to detail, but most of all in achieving the best outcome for his lay and professional clients.  He is a keen proponent of technology, and welcomes instructions by email or other electronic means.

As head of department in his previous firm before transferring to the Bar, he assisted in the transition of the firm from being largely RTA based, to being approximately 70% non-RTA in nature, and is happy to work with firms in a consultancy role where they are looking to make similar changes.

Similarly, Andrew regularly attends solicitors’ offices in an ad hoc advisory capacity, and is always keen to discuss how he can offer best service to those who instruct him.

Andrew is accredited to accept instructions on a public access basis and his experience as a solicitor makes him a natural choice in such matters.

Why choose Andrew Turner as your barrister?

  • Hard-working and successful… As Head of his firm’s first-ever non-RTA department, in nine years Andrew assisted the company in moving from being largely RTA-based to having approximately 70% of its work non-RTA.  He has continued this ethos in his years at the Bar to build a thriving practice focussed on exceeding clients' expectations.
  • Easy to work with… Andrew sees cases from all perspectives, bringing a strong commercial focus, a friendly manner and excellent client management skills to his work.
  • Flexible fees… Both on private retainer and CFA basis.
  • Available across the UK… Based in Staffordshire, Andrew is centrally located and happy to travel nationally.
  • Ease of instruction... Andrew welcomes instructions in a manner that best suits his clients, and is also glad to to advise by telephone or via email if required.

Professional background 

  • Barrister – Called in 2010
  • Mediator – Qualified in 2010
  • Higher Rights of Audience (Civil) granted 2010
  • Solicitor – Admitted in 2001
  • Legal Practice Course – College of Law, Chester, 1998
  • LLB Hons – University of Wolverhampton, 1997

Outside the office

After his family, Andrew’s two main passions are cars and music.

He also enjoys photography – particularly travel photography, in which he used to dabble before his children required an on-call chauffeur.

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Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback

FEES:

Details regarding our approach to fees can be found at the following link:  http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=336

SERVICES:

Please see “profile” tab for description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

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.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.

REDRESS:

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Complaints information

If you are not satisfied with the service provided, you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on the chambers’ complaints procedure is available at the following link: http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=416

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from my chambers, you can make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. You must contact the Legal Ombudsman either within 6 months following the conclusion of our handling your complaint, within 6 years from the date of the act/omission, or 3 years from the date that you should reasonably have known there were grounds for complaint (if the act/omission took place before the 6 October 2010 or was more than six years ago).

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