Andrew graduated with an LL.B (Hons.) degree from the University of Nottingham, England in 1980 and thereafter studied in London and Ottawa. He was first Called to the Bar in 1981 and practiced at the Bar in London and internationally, in: South Africa, Australia, the Turks and Caicos Islands and Jersey, as well as Ontario and Alberta. He has appeared as counsel in numerous trials, hearings and appeals in many jurisdictions. He made his name litigating high value cross border matrimonial estates such as Wang and Gillies-Smith and cross border custody disputes involving the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction of, but he is equally at home arguing domestic matrimonial cases for middle class Canadians.
As a renowned international authority on asset protection using offshore structures as well as tracing assets hidden by hostile spouses in offshore tax havens, Andrew ahs has been published many times in international legal journals and is regular panellist in Dubai at conferences of with Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). In Ontario Andrew has spoken at professional development courses for lawyers on asset protection and the use of freezing orders in family law property proceedings . One of his smallest cases are the most memorable, In Middel v Vanden Top successfully established the right of a woman divorced for over 35 years, to make a claim against her ex-husbands estate, based on a moral obligation arsing from the deceased death bed promises. And in Peake v Dashney Andrew, Andrew successfully argued that in the relationship between family law and bankruptcy law, a family court order could not be as an instrument of fraud to hide assets from creditors.
Andrew conducts all first interviews with clients himself and supervises every case.