Ropewalk Chambers

Andrew McNamara

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Andrew McNamara practices in personal injury, coronial law, clinical negligence, housing and residential property. He acts for Claimants and Defendants across the range of cases, drawing on over 25 years’ experience as a practitioner and as an Assistant Coroner and Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

He has extensive experience of personal injury and related claims for and against individuals, companies, agencies, local authorities and employers. His practice generally includes claims involving catastrophic and fatal injuries, attacks on staff by patients or students in secure and educational environments, serious road traffic claims and highways matters. He has been involved in the resolution of many cases by joint settlement meeting, including multi-million pound personal injury claims. He frequently acts in disease and clinical negligence claims and appears at inquests.

Andrew provides advice and representation to Local Authorities, Housing Associations and individuals across the whole spectrum of housing work. He is particularly experienced in cases involving possession, demotion, right to buy, statutory nuisance, licensing and management under the Housing Act 2004, disrepair, unlawful eviction and anti-social behaviour and neighbour nuisance.

He advises Local Authorities in the formulation of homelessness and allocations policies, including related judicial review.


Called in 1992; BA (History), University of Southampton; LLB, University of Leeds; Assistant Coroner, Nottinghamshire; Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)