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Andrew Ash


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Andrew heads up our Construction and Engineering team, having joined us from Osborne Clarke LLP where he was an Associate Director for 14 years.

About Andrew

Andrew’s expertise is in contentious construction and engineering matters. He handles large, high profile cases for a wide variety of international and domestic clients, including utility companies, commercial and residential developers, contractors and specialist sub-contractors, including those working in the rail, energy, renewables as well as the offshore construction industries.

Andrew regularly presents seminars on construction related legal issues to clients in-house and to external bodies such as the RICS.

Andrew graduated from Bristol University and completed his post graduate studies at Birmingham University.

He trained and qualified with Neil F Jones & Co in 1995 and joined Royds Withy King in 2016. Chambers and Partners describe him as a “Leader in his field”, whilst The Legal 500 UK refer to him as “a very good alternative to any London-based construction lawyer”.

What clients say about Andrew

[Andrew is] technically very good, and passionate about what he does.” Chambers and Partners 2017

Technically, he’s one of the best lawyers in the region” Chambers and Partners 2016

He is very good and passionate about his client and the work… he really gets behind the client on an issue” Chambers and Partners 2015

He has notable expertise in the utilities and waste recycling sectors amongst others” Chambers and Partners 2014


  • Society of Construction Law
  • Adjudication Society
  • Technology and Construction Court’s Solicitors Association

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

My father, who is a civil engineer, inspired me to develop a practice in construction law. I really enjoy getting to grips with the technical and factual issues associated with disputes in this sector. For me, nothing can beat early involvement in a project where timely legal advice and assistance can make a real difference between the life or death of a project.

Andrew Ash

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