Andrew Mckie (2011) 

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

Summary/ Background 

Andrew is a specialist in claimant personal injury, with a particular interest in cases involving employers liability, public liability and Travel claims. Andrew also specialises in multi track and serious injury claims. Andrew has published several books on EL/ PL, fraud and Travel claims which can be found at :-http://www.lawbriefpublishing.com/all-books/

Andrew also has a specific interest in housing disrepair and cavity wall claims. Andrew is published on the subject at http://www.lawbriefpublishing.com/product/housingdisrepairandcavitywallclaims/

Before qualifying, as a Barrister, Andrew has 6 years advocacy experience, as a Solicitor. Andrew has worked for a number of leading Legal 500 firms specialising in RTA fraud, including Keoghs LLP and Weightmans LLP, acting for some of the leading insurance companies in the UK.

Andrew has also worked for a number of leading claimant personal injury and credit hire law firms, acting for some of the largest credit hire companies in the UK. Previously, Andrew was the Head of Litigation and In House Solicitor Advocate at a claimant personal injury and credit hire firm, with over 50 staff, and Andrew brings this vast experience, as a Solicitor, to the Bar.

Andrew is also a trainer for MBL seminars and the courses can be found here http://www.mblseminars.com/Speaker/Andrew%20McKie/767

Andrew also regularly writes Articles for legal publications such as JPIL and Law Brief Publishing and the books can be found here http://www.lawbriefpublishing.com/all-books/

Andrew is a Member of the Personal Injuries Bar Association and Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Judicial Feedback - Advocacy

"Miss X should be grateful that Mr Mckie was her barrister" -District Judge, Dudley County Court, following successful Small Claims Hearing in relation to Credit Hire, July 2012

Client Feedback  - Advocacy and Advices:-

"Andrew is a most thorough, dedicated and hard working professional' -Andrew Bell, Solicitor Advocate, Curtis Law, July 2012

"Many thanks for your time yesterday and today" - Partner, medium Personal Injury practice, Manchester, April 2012, following conference and advice to settle Multi-Track claim where fraud alleged.

"Thank you for preparing this so quickly.  Nothing I like better than a proactive reply" - solicitor, Personal Injury practice Milton Keynes, July 2012, following receipt of Reply to Defence

"Happy with the service so far.  Keep up the good work" - Costs Manager, large Personal Injury Practice, Merseyside, June 2012, following written Advice for Fast Track RTA where fraud alleged.

"Good Job, Thank you" - Partner, small Personal Injury practice, Cheshire, June 2012, after successful Application to allocate Credit Hire claim to Fast Track.

"Thank you very much for dealing with this matter so quickly.   Very impressed!" - Personal Injury Fee Earner, large Personal Injury practice, Norwich, May 2012, following Advice on Quantum

 Client Seminar / CPD Feedback:

"Thank you very much Andrew for organising this event. I have learnt a lot, it was very interesting. Looking forward to reading your article. Keep me posted." - Managing Director of a Medical Agency following CPD Seminar, July 2012

"Thanks again for presenting such a well thought-out seminar last night " - senior solicitor, following CPD Seminar, July 2012

"Thank you very much for the attached notes. Your help is really appreciated by us" - litigation executive, large Personal Injury Firm in Bolton, June 2012 following MOJ Portal CPD Training

Advocacy Profile:-

Andrew undertakes claimant and defendant instructions, for the following types of work:-

Areas of Practice:-

Andrew is happy to  CFA  instructions in the following areas:-

 

 

 

 

Professional Background:-

February 2012 Fully Qualified Barrister.

December 2011 - Solicitor Advocate - Solicitors Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)

July 2011  - Called to the Bar at Lincolns Inn.

May 2011-  BBP Law, London - Bar Transfer Test.

January 2008 Fully Qualified Solicitor

2004-2005 Diploma In Legal Practice (Legal Practice Course), The College of Law, York.

2001-2004, LLB (Hons) Law / Criminology, University of Keele.

Why instruct Andrew and what makes him different from other counsel?

 

 

Feedback

"Thanks again [Andrew Mckie] for yesterday. Surprising, but pleasant, result. Don't be surprised if you start receiving a few more enquiries from my colleagues - Ive been asked a few times already "which Barrister did you use?"

Paul Keevil Scott Rees

Just wanted to drop you (Andrew Mckie) an email on behalf of the department to say thanks for coming in yesterday. Everyone felt the training was really insightful!

Chris Kendall Pryers

I am so glad you (Andrew Mckie) took the plunge and went to the Bar.You can never stop quality rising to the top!!

Mark Johnson Fairclough Solicitors

Your (Andrew Mckie) advocacy was among the most detailed I have seen in my 15 years in the profession.

Steven Astley Almond Solicitors

Official feedback for Andrew Mckie from seminar: "Allegations of Fraud in RTA Claims - Litigation Tactics & Procedures for Claimants" held in Manchester on the 22nd October 2013. 38 people attended, 29 provided feedback, 24 were very satisifed, 5 were satisfied. Mr Sarfraz of Cartwrights said "Excellent Speaker".

Angela Watson MBL (Seminars) Ltd - Manchester

I have reported to my client who is very pleased and relieved. Both he and I would like to take this opportunity of expressing our gratitude for all your (Andrew McKie) hard work and diligent effort in this case. (RTA PI matter)

Alan Carter Curwens

I must admit that Andrew Mckie is by far the best Barrister I have come across in my life. He has given a jaw breaking response to the other side, hats off to him. I would request and appreciate if we could use the services of Andrew on ALL of our cases please.

Lay client August 2013 in relation to Reply to Defence

Andrew [Mckie] provides straightforward, concise and strategic guidance and advice for the smooth running of suspected fraud and personal injury cases. His willingness and ability to travel and meet clients in conferences is highly beneficial and a real plus.

Babul Miah Lodh Law

Andrew Mckie is an excellent advocate who brings with him many years of experience in personal injury and credit hire litigation. I strongly recommend Andrew in relation to personal injury and credit hire litigation at any level. His communication skills are excellent and are put to good use conveying his detailed knowledge of theses areas. I would highly recommend him to anyone

Shahzad Aslam Solicitor at Ask Legal Solicitors

CPD

For Details of Andrew's MBL Seminars in relation to :

a) Claimant and Defendant Personal Injury Fraud.

b) OL PL and Defective Premises Claims.

c) Maximising Damages and Costs in PI cases

Please go to:

http://www.mblseminars.com/Speaker?SpeakerID=767 for information and booking details.

Courses are run throughout the year.

 

Publications

J Allen -v- A Mohammed (1) Allianz Insurance (2) (2016) RTAs and actions against insurer/ RTA liability where driver cannot be identified. CC (Birmingham) (Judge Tindal)

Details of Andrew's Personal Injury Books can be found here:-

RTA Allegations of Fraud in a Post-Jackson Era: The Handbook
by Andrew Mckie
ISBN: 978-0-9575530-5-7
Paperback, 120 pages
Published: February 2014
RRP: £69.99

http://www.pibriefupdate.com/content/books

'Occupiers, Highways and Defective Premises Claims: A Practical Guide Post-Jackson' by Andrew Mckie

Published: June 2014
Price: £49.99

http://www.pibriefupdate.com/content/books

'RTA Personal Injury Claims: A Practical Guide Post-Jackson' by Andrew Mckie

Published: February 2015
Price: £49.99

http://www.pibriefupdate.com/content/books

''RTA Personal Injury Claims: A Practical Guide Post Jackson" - a review by Jonathan Dingle FRSA Barrister 218 Strand London

"There was a moment, just one, two weeks before Sir Rupert published his report, that this reviewer might have saved much of the profession engaged in personal injury law from the slough of despond that is sometimes said to have engulfed it.  I was perambulating along the Strand, towards chambers, when I noticed the eminent pate of Lord Justice Jackson a few paces in front of me, rapidly approaching the pelican crossing on Arundel Street.  I can only believe that he was so weighed by QOWCS that he looked the wrong way and went to step out, gamely, in front of a unstopping and unforgiving taxi.  I grabbed his Lordship and pulled him back from a fate worse than costs budgetting, and the rest is history.

I doubt whether the near-RTA episode lived long in Sir Rupert's fine mind, but, in contrast, Andrew Mckie's usefully little book should serve for many years as an aposite acolyte to RTA practitioners.  It contains almost all the hallmarks of elegant practicality: it is up to date, easy to read, and assembled by an acknowledged master of his trade.  There is both law and practice, regulation and precedent in its pages, presented in a manner that is both simple and effective.  It should have a deserved place on the desks of those working in the field.

The book is designed to be "dipped into" as the author said.  It works well in that regard, although I read it through in one sitting and learned some new jurisprudence I would only have got through such a course.  I would suggest that it is two hours well spent in any practitioner's weekend, train journey, or attempt to avoid the final of Bake Off.    There is much to gain, and the breadth of Mckie's experience shines through.

It is not without flaws: there is the odd (and rare) typo, the best of which invites practitioners to exercise causation rather than caution when dealing with partial admissions by insurers.  Actually, exercising causation is probably what many a technical claims manager needs to brighten their day in central Cardiff, or Newport or Swansea.  But my main criticism, if it can be so described, goes to the lack of an index and of a table of authorities.  The book deserves a second edition in due course and I would invite the author and publisher to make it even more useful by the addition of these two facilitators.  There is so much to access that would be made easier by rear end shunting an index into the work.

Overall, this book is very good value - it is certainly worthwhile tabbing up and using to avoid pitfalls and pooh traps.  I congratulate the author on his practical scholarship and unreservedly commend it, even to those who might now prefer me to have pushed a knight of the realm under the wheels of a Hackney cab." - Jonathan Dingle  24 Aug 15

Gordon Exall also reviews the book in his blog at the following link.

Andrew Mckie (2011)

phone01823 247 247

mckie@clerksroom.com

Qualified in 2011