Andrew Noble

Andrew Noble

FRICS, FCIArb, C. Arb. Barrister
Membership Status: Barrister - Associate Member Qualified in 1992 Public Access Accredited BSB Guidance for Public Access Authorised to Conduct Litigation


General Information

As a dually qualified barrister at law and chartered surveyor, Andrew offers sound legal and tactical advice and can often bring innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to problems in hand.

Called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1992, Andrew was reappointed Treasury Counsel in October 2003, a position he held for more than 7 years. Before being called to the bar, Andrew was an experienced Chartered Surveyor (FRICS) and former branch chairman of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Andrew advises, drafts, negotiates and represents clients in litigation, arbitration and in ADR/mediation. He appears as an advocate in the High Court (Chancery and QBD divisions, including TCC and Commercial/Mercantile courts) and in the county courts of England and Wales. He has appeared in numerous disputes in the First-tier Tribunal (Land Chamber).

A Registered Chartered Arbitrator, Andrew has been instructed and has appeared as an advocate in a number of 1996 Arbitration Act arbitrations. He is familiar with the instruments of International Commercial Arbitration and the ICC, LCIA and DIAC rules. He is also a fully accredited Dubai International Financial Centre Advocate.

Andrew is an Accredited Mediator and Construction Adjudicator and is an experienced dispute resolver across all the areas of practice in which he specialises (which principally involve him acting in the capacity of chartered arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator or expert).

Areas of law

  • Commercial Chancery
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Professional Liability & Related Insolvency Cases
  • Defective Dwellings & NHBC/Warranty Claims

Commercial Chancery Litigation

  • Land and real property, including boundary disputes and party wall advice and drafting
  • Commercial, including contracts, insurance, JVs, partnerships and international arbitration

The chairman of the Bar Council appointed Andrew to resolve a multi-million-pound sterling dispute between developers and land owners involving complex Developers’ “overage” contracts (involving the determination of the meaning of the contract with a view to ascertaining the calculation of additional payments due from a developer to a former owner of significant hectares of development land).

Construction & Engineering

  • Defects
  • Variations
  • Time and money claims in litigation
  • Arbitrations and ADR, including Adjudications

Professional Liability

  • Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Brokers
  • Office holders
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants

Defective Dwellings & NHBC/Warranty Claims

Andrew has been heavily involved in the leading multi-party litigation.


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association
  • Insolvency Law Association
  • Technology and Construction Court Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • RICS’ Pyramus & Thisbe Club (Party Walls)

Personal Interests

Music, melodic jazz (esp. violin), the interaction between gardening and cooking, reading and teaching.

Areas of Law

Andrew Noble is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Technology & Construction inc Adjudication
  • Land & Property
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Professional Negligence
  • Commercial Arbitration & ADR inc Adjudication
  • Inheritance Act Claims
  • Land & Property
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Consumer Contracts
  • Wills & Probate
  • International Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Family Law

Outside of these key areas of law, Andrew Noble is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Andrew direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.

Fees and Feedback


Andrew's charges are £300 per hour plus VAT where applicable. A considerable part of Andrew's work is for international clients, based overseas where VAT is not applicable. Andrew is always happy to provide an estimate of costs or quote a fixed fee and confirn the VAT position before any work is carried out. Andrew is very flexible when it comes to fees, turnaround time and flexibility.


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.


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Complaints information

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PO Box 6806
Tel: 0300 555 0333
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