Andrew Worthley has been a member of Magdalen Chambers since its inception in July 2013, having practised at both founding sets Rougemont and Southernhay between 2004 and 2013. He has a broad common law practice area which is now principally focused on employment work.
Andrew is an experienced and friendly 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.
Andrew accepts public access work and work through the Bar Pro Bono unit. He is also a visiting senior lecturer at City University London and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Andrew is co-author of Advocacy (OUP, Oxford. 2018). He 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’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.
Reported Commercial Cases
– IDBI Bank Ltd. v. Axcel Sunshine Ltd. & Another (2019) QBD CL-2018-000506 https://www.law360.com/corporate-crime-uk/articles/1120056