What can Andrew do for you?
Andrew specialises in advising insurers and their insured clients on professional indemnity matters. Andrew is regularly instructed to defend claims against a broad range of professionals, including; architects, engineers, surveyors, solicitors, financial advisers, insurance brokers and medical professionals. In addition to defending claims, Andrew frequently advises insurers on complex policy and coverage issues.
Supporting your ambitions
One of Andrew’s recent highlights involved advising a national firm of architects (and their insurer) in respect of alleged design failures in the conversion of a derelict barn into a high specification residential property. The case required Andrew to analyse expert evidence in numerous fields, with co-defendants added into the litigation at different stages. Andrew played a pivotal role in the negotiation of a multi-party settlement, which represented an advantageous outcome for his client and a significant reduction in the damages that were initially claimed.
What do others say?
Legal 500 recognises that:
"Andrew McConnell is extremely approachable, communicative in terms of different strategies, and has a good knowledge of construction."
Andrew’s recent secondment with a major UK insurer has allowed him to gain a unique insight into how his clients operate. Andrew was praised by the Head of Claims for demonstrating “huge commitment and often going above what is reasonably expected of him”. Andrew also received recognition for "delivering results on the most complex and challenging caseload within the department”.
What else should you know?
Andrew is a keen sportsman and plays football twice a week in local London leagues. He is also partial to a game of squash with clients and contacts in the insurance market, albeit with varying levels of success on the court!