Andrew is the Managing Director of FIS (Birmingham) Limited, the company that provides business and administrative support to Forte Independent Solicitors. He has over 30 years legal experience of Corporate and Commercial Law as an in-house lawyer, as an equity Partner in a National law firm and in his own practice. His clients range in size from SMEs with one or two owners, through sizeable family owned companies to international publicly quoted Groups.
Andrew trained in private practice before moving in-house, becoming a Senior Corporate Lawyer with venture capital company, 3i plc and then a Senior In-House Counsel with global manufacturing and industrial services group GKN plc. He joined National Solicitors firm, Clarke Willmott in 2005 as a Partner to help establish their office in Birmingham. In 2017 he became a Consultant with Clarke Willmott and set up his own business, Brightpoint Legal. Brightpoint provides legal and business consultancy advice to a select number of business clients and their owners.
Andrew undertakes a range of corporate and commercial work with a particular focus on mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. He holds an MBA degree in addition to his legal qualifications. He was President of the Birmingham Law Society in its Bicentenary year (2017/18).
Andrew helped establish Forte Independent Solicitors in June 2020 seeing the exciting opportunities presented by the Solitictor’s Regulatory Authority’s new rules on the ways Solicitors can practice as introduced in November 2019.