Andrew Smith - Matrix Chambers
Andrew Smith
Areas of practice:
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
  • Education & Schools
  • Sports Law
Matrix Chambers

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Andrew practises predominantly in the field of employment and discrimination law. He also undertakes work in the fields of sports law, where he has appeared in several notable cases on behalf of football clubs, players and managers and commercial law, including arbitration. In addition, he is an ADR Group Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator.

Andrew was described by Chambers & Partners (2014) as:"A notable junior who is acknowledged as an up-and-comer in the discrimination arena. He is equally comfortable representing both claimant and respondent clients in a range of employment disputes."

Client comments included: "Quick on his feet and very intellectual", and "he is practical, commercial and very responsive."

The 2015 edition of Chambers & Partners records that Andrew is "Praised for his encyclopaedic knowledge of case law and the quality of his cross-examinations. He advises on all aspects of employment law with a focus on cases in the Employment Tribunal."

Client comments include: "He is one of our go-to juniors, who performs significantly beyond his level of experience." "Impressive on his feet, he has a lovely manner and is very engaging and persuasive." "Very hands-on, he really feels like a member of the team."

Andrew's work was also recognised in an article published by, entitled 'First among equals: Stars at the Bar 2012'. Andrew was Highly Commended in a list of 15 junior barristers (selected from a total of more than 375 recommended junior barristers of 10 years’ call and under, from all circuits across England & Wales). He writes and speaks on various topics and has previously produced articles for several sport law publications including the Entertainment and Sports Law Journal and and is also one of the authors of Football and the Law.

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