Andrew McLaughlin

Year of Call: 1993

Inn: Middle Temple

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Leading personal injury barrister in the Western Circuit, adept at handling a variety of issues including stress, RTA and industrial disease claims. ‘He’s thorough, analytical and provides very commercially pragmatic advice.’ ‘Technically superb and extremely forensic, yet still able to adopt a pragmatic approach to claims.’ ‘Very effective in court.’ “

Chambers UK ,  2020
Personal Injury

Andrew is a leading junior in the fields of personal injury and industrial disease, consistently recommended in Chambers UK and Legal 500 for the past 15 years, whose practice takes him to all parts of the country but particularly the South West and South Wales. He is ranked as a band one practitioner in personal injury and is one of only twenty eight barristers nationwide to be listed as an industrial disease expert in Chambers UK Spotlight table. He is also recommended in the Legal 500 for Health and Safety regulatory work. He has been a member of the TSOL panel since 2012.

Andrew is instructed by many national firms on behalf of defendants and their insurers, as well as  claimants, especially in cases involving fatal accidents, catastrophic injuries, amputations, chronic pain disorders, serious psychiatric injuries as well as asbestos-related disease, HAVS, occupational stress, sexual abuse and WRULDs. He has been involved in numerous reported or high profile cases in recent years. He opened the appeal on behalf of the successful defendants in Denton v TH White.

Andrew acts primarily for defendants in complex clinical negligence cases.

Andrew also undertakes civil fraud and insurance-related work which includes dishonest claims for fire and other property damage, false claims for theft or loss of property,  fraudulent critical illness and life insurance claims, LVI/phantom passenger claims,  and issues arising in relation to dates of inception, disclosure of facts/information, cooperation; he also advises and prosecutes in relation to contempt proceedings.

Andrew acts regularly on behalf of individuals and companies who face prosecution for breaches of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and subordinate legislation.

.Andrew is qualified to undertake public access work in appropriate cases.


  • A Panel of GLD counsel, dealing with the most complex work on behalf of government
  • Attorney General’s List of Panel Counsel 2012 – 2023

Professional memberships:

  • Member of the Personal Injury Bar Association Scholarships Benefactor’s and Blackstone scholarships from Middle Temple

Qualifications & awards:

  • BA (Hons) York