Andy Duerden

Andy Duerden

Consultant Solicitor – Litigation & Dispute Resolution

T: 07885 270500| E: ad@austenjonessolicitors.co.uk

Andy qualified with an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Manchester and completed his LPC at Guildford College of Law.

He currently works with us as a consultant solicitor, specialising in general litigation and dispute resolution but is also a fully qualified mediator. He has experience in all aspects of the litigation process and has developed a reputation for concerted negotiation skills, guided by a pragmatic approach to problem solving.

Before entering the law, Andy pursued a successful career as a singer, songwriter, session musician and teacher, working all over the world and writing music for film, TV, theatre and even, on occasions, for Premier League football clubs.

While his focus has primarily been on civil litigation, Andy has of late concentrated on developing his own mediation company. Working on the basis that communication is key, he has used the skills developed in both law and music to develop a way of working which puts clients at ease, instils confidence and gets the right results.

Away from Law, Andy continues to write and perform music, often with his wife and three sons. He is also busy writing two books which are due to be released soon and is a passionate follower of Burnley Football Club.

International Arbitration and Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Represented the Ministry of Oil & Minerals of a Middle East Government (Respondent) against an Indian oil company (Claimant) in a commercial arbitration over contractual claims arising out of a Production Sharing Agreement for exploration of oil.
  • Advised a Middle East Government in an investor-state arbitration arising from the construction of an airport runway.
  • Represented Respondents, the Republic of Yemen and the Yemeni Ministry of Oil & Minerals in a commercial arbitration against Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation.
  • Advised a UK oil company in its dispute with a state-owned oil company in West Africa
  • Represented a US energy company in mediation against a Libyan company
  • Represented Scottish Power in an English high court litigation (Scottish Power UK plc v BP Exploration Operating Co Ltd & Others).
Charity Law
  • Drafted the governing law document of a new charity and registered it with the Charity Commission
  • Advised a development charity on the duties and powers of its trustees
  • Advised a charity on raising funds for its £1 million rebuilding project
  • Represented a charity in a Charity Commission investigation.
Immigration and Asylum Law
  • Represented clients with family visitor applications
  • Drafted grounds of appeal in a spouse visa application
  • Represented a client in a human rights application to remain in the UK
  • Represented clients in Further Leave to Remain and Indefinite Leave to Remain applications
Languages
  • Native in English and Bengali and proficient in Arabic
Organisations
  • Founding Committee Member, Arab Legal Forum
  • Editor, Young ICCA Blog
  • Member, London Court of International Arbitration Young International Arbitration Group
  • Member, Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Publications
  • The US$50 billion Yukos award overturned – Enforcement becomes a game of Russian roulette: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • Out of the Shadows: Global Arbitration Review
  • Challenging the United Nations’ sanctions before domestic courts: Arab Legal Forum
  • A Guide to the IBA’s Revised Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • A Rubik’s cube of ethical rules?: Global Arbitration Review
  • To Forfeit or not to Forfeit? – Enforceability of Forfeiture Clauses in Oil and Gas Joint Operating Agreements (JOA): Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • Key Changes in the LCIA’s new Arbitration Rules: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • Give environment its own court: The Lawyer
  • Spotlight on International Arbitration as a Means of Settling Disputes Arising from Climate Change: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • British Virgin Islands: A new arbitration centre in the Caribbean?: Global Arbitration Review
  • How far do the new LCIA Guidelines for Parties’ Legal Representatives and the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation go?: Kluwer Arbitration Blog

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