Highly experienced commercial litigation lawyer specialising in complex commercial disputes, injunctions, shareholder claims, fraud and misconduct, directors' liabilities and international trust claims
Andrew has dealt with a wide range of technical commercial disputes over his career. He has a particular focus on advising directors and shareholders on their personal rights and liabilities and pursuing and defending allegations of fraud and misconduct.
Andrew also has extensive experience in advising on and handling injunctions, particularly applying for urgent injunctive relief to preserve evidence, freeze assets and secure disclosure.
Having enjoyed an extended period of secondment with British Telecommunications plc in 2016 and 2017, Andrew has first-hand insight into the challenges and issues faced by General Counsel. He worked within BT’s award-winning in-house litigation team, assisting in investigatory work and advising on a variety of commercial and telecoms disputes.
Andrew's commercial and pragmatic approach to dispute resolution focuses on achieving the best commercial outcome for clients. He prides himself on getting to grips with complex issues quickly and delivering his clients’ objectives with minimum fuss.
In the real world … he is a keen sportsman. Andrew plays football (only 6-a-side these days) and enjoys golfing and running. He has two young children who keep him busy.
Areas of expertise:
- Shareholder disputes
- Directors' liabilities
- Complex commercial disputes
- Mediation and ADR
- Injunctive and related emergency relief and remedies
Year of qualification: 2005
What our clients say...
"Andrew Frake helped us through a particularly tricky episode with great success, principally because they were always one step ahead in their thinking. At the same time, their attention to detail, responsiveness and professional approach meant that we had the facts and our options presented to us clearly at each step along the way."
What the legal directories say...
He (Andrew Frake) is incredibly professional and very inventive in coming up with brilliant ideas and solutions for achieving litigation goals in the shortest possible timeframe.
A client, Chambers & Partners 2018
Associate Andrew Frake is noted for his experience in contract disputes and insolvency litigation. He also has particular expertise in fraud and directors' liability.
Chambers and Partners 2017
Clients commend Andrew's 'very commercial approach', explaining that 'he doesn't only advise you from the legal viewpoint but also throws in some practical advice'
Chambers and Partners2016 - Litigation, The South