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Andrew is included in the prestigious Chambers 100 marking him out as one of the top 100 barristers in the country and one of the very best in his field. He is also ranked in the first tier of Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

Andrew has also been shortlisted several times as "barrister of the year" by the bristol law society.

Andrew is authorised to accept instructions on a direct public access basis.


  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Company Law (particularly shareholder disputes)
  • Partnership Law
  • Agency Law (including commercial agency)
  • Mediation


  • Called to the Bar: 1994 (Lincolns Inn)
  • LLB (Business Law (1st class)), Bachelor of Civil Law (Oxon)
  • Experienced CEDR accredited mediator
  • Professional Memberships: Commercial Bar Association, Chancery Bar Association


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Chambers 100

Andrew is included in Chambers 100 where they say "Andrew Marsden is amongst the very best juniors practising on the Western Circuit. He has a broad commercial practice and wins especial praise for his work in the company and partnership sphere... Commentators say that he is 'an approachable barrister, with a keen eye to the commercial priorities of a case, who is ready to challenge and question the evidence before him.'"

Chambers UK

Andrew is "very in-tune with the needs of his commercial clients." He has "in-depth expertise in corporate, partnership and commercial law disputes." His approach is considered "sensible, very clear and extremely helpful." He has an "unfailingly commercial approach and excellent cross-examination skills." An "extremely articulate and forceful advocate", "one of the best pound-for-pound commercial barristers in town." "Tenacious and thoughtful" and possessed of "great people skills", solicitors appreciate his "close, hands-on involvement in cases" and

his "clear, incisive advice." Commended for his "client-friendly manner" and "trenchant advice and assiduous approach", it has been said that "he has an air of gravitas about him, and a good manner with clients." "He will make a very good judge one day." He is a "deeply impressive barrister who prepares fully, is fantastic with documents and is commercially minded."

He is "a commercially focused barrister who is excellent on his feet." He "impresses across a broad range of disputes, including partnership, corporate and contractual issues." Andrew is "technically spot-on" and is known for taking a "sensible and pragmatic approach" to his work. "He gives clear and compelling advice." He "thinks things through to the nth degree." A "renowned shareholder dispute specialist."

He is "one of the leading authorities on commercial agency." He provides "targeted and transparent advice." He is "always very commercially aware and gets to the nub of the issue at hand." He "never misses a point."


Andrew and his clients either agree fixed fees for specific pieces of work to be carried out by him (e.g. a fixed fee for a written or oral opinion/advice or for his preparation, attendance and advocacy at the hearing of an application/a trial) or agree that Andrew should charge by reference to the time that a particular pice of work takes him to complete. When a fixed fee is agreed that fee will cover all of Andrew’s services required to carry out the specific piece of work that he is instructed to deal with. If Andrew is asked to carry out further work there will need to be a further agreement with regard to his fees for that further work. Andrew calculates his fees by reference to an hourly rate of £350 (ex vat). He charges the same for his services whether he is instructed through a solicitor or directly by the client under the Direct Public Access scheme.

Andrew does not usually accept work on a conditional fee basis.

A client may also have to pay solicitors’ fees or expert witnesses’ fees (if such services are required). Court fees will be payable if proceedings need to be issued. In appropriate cases there may be further costs associated with Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures (e.g. mediation). The extent of any such costs cannot reliably be estimated until the precise extent of those services has been identified in any particular case. Andrew will be able to advise as to the extent of any such additional costs when fully appraised of the nature of the particular matter.

Please feel free to call Commercial Chambers or directy Andrew for a quotation on 0117 925 8978 or 07718 883094.