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Andrew Worthley is a common law barrister with particular expertise in employment, commercial and property/chancery work. Called to the Bar in 2004, Andrew is an experienced and approachable barrister whose advocacy has received judicial commendation from Ward LJ, who stated in the Court of Appeal, "I wish to pay my tribute to Mr Worthley not only for his erudition but for the careful, sensible and charming way in which he has argued this application." Ward LJ, (2009) EWCA Civ 860. He is a visiting senior lecturer at City, University of London and has previously been a Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords, external examiner at Queen’s University Belfast and a Professor in Residence at City University New York. Andrew is a co-author of Advocacy (OUP, Oxford. 2018) and has published articles featured on and  Andrew also continues to practice out of Western Circuit set Magdalen Chambers in Exeter.


Andrew’s commercial practice is predominately focused on Company, Directorship and Partnership Disputes as well as Contract and Agency matters. He has recently acted in a complex international partnership dispute, a multi-partner unfair prejudice petition and multi-million pound international insolvency proceedings in the High Court. Andrew has a particular interest in the overlap between directorship disputes and employment matters.


Andrew’s varied and busy employment practice encompasses cases of unfair and wrongful dismissal including redundancies, sex, race, age and disability discrimination and TUPE related matters. His practice is both advisory and advocacy based.

He regularly appears in Employment tribunals nationwide and has acted in numerous cases in the Employment Appeals Tribunal. He has represented and advised businesses, charities, individuals and local authorities in employment related matters. He has a particular interest and skill in representing parties in meditation hearings.  Andrew is also a senior visiting lecturer in Employment Law on the BPTC and LPC at City Law School and appears in the Guardian newspaper as a legal contributor for employment law issues. He previously served as a Specialist Legal Advisor for the Select Committee on Communications for its inquiry into the representation of women in news and current affairs broadcasting.

Reported Employment Cases

Horizon Security Services Limited v Ndeze & Anor [2014] IRLR 854

The Police & Crime Commissioner for Devon & Cornwall v Naldrett UKEAT/0401/14/DM

Teva (UK) Ltd v Heslip [2009] All ER (D) 277 (Jul) (EAT)

Richmond v Devon Doctors on Call [2006] All ER (D) 379 (Nov).


Andrew’s Property and Chancery practice is focused on Trusts of Land, and also incorporates matters relating to Easements, Boundaries & Covenants, Rights of Way, Housing and Landlord and Tenant (residential and business). He frequently acts in neighbour disputes relating to boundaries and rights of way, Party Wall Act cases, and has experience in resolving such matters through Alternative Dispute Resolution, mediation and litigation. Andrew also has extensive experience in the area of implied trusts, proprietary rights on cohabitation breakdown and general proceedings under TOLATA, including intervention proceedings in Matrimonial Financial Remedies cases. He recently acted for an intervenor in a complex Financial Remedies case involving tens of millions of pounds of international assets and overlapping issues with the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility. He has acted in the Court of Appeal on multiple occasions without a leader, notably in the case of Baker v Rowe [2009] concerning the overlapping costs jurisdictions of the CPR and Family Proceedings Rules in cases where TOLATA disputes are resolved through an intervention during Ancillary Relief proceedings.

Reported Property Cases

Baker v Rowe [2009] EWCA Civ 1162, [2009] EWCA Civ 860;

“Wall LJ paid tribute to “the erudition on display” in the skeleton argument he considered — one prepared by Mr Andrew Worthley who now appears for the applicant. I wish to pay my tribute to Mr Worthley not only for his erudition but for the careful, sensible and charming way in which he has argued this application.” Ward LJ, [2009] EWCA Civ 860

“Mr Worthley fights a valiant rear-guard action.” Wilson LJ, [2009] EWCA Civ 1162

Dhinsa (t/a Krystal Commercial) v Bance [2009] EWCA Civ 1040


 Visiting Senior Lecturer in Law, City, University of London

 Fellow Higher Education Academy

 Member Employment Lawyers Association

 Former External Examiner at Queen’s University Belfast

 Former Professor in Residence at City University New York

 Former Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords


 LLB (hons), University of Exeter

 BVC (Dip Law), University of West England, Bristol

 LTh, University of Wales. Lampeter

PGCAP, City, University of London


 Dean’s Commendation (Top of year), University of Exeter

 Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

 Buchanan Prize, highest grade of Lincoln’s Inn student graduating from UWE

 Cholmeley Studentship Award (Lincoln’s Inn)

 Educational Excellence Award, City University London


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