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Andrew Cullen

Andrew Cullen

Andrew Cullen

Barrister (Associate)

About Andrew

Following his call to the Bar in 2013, Andrew has completed hundreds of hearings and trials involving contested evidence, sensitive issues and vulnerable witnesses. With experience spanning personal injury, professional and clinical negligence through to employment, Andrew’s burgeoning civil practice means that he brings a fresh approach to cases in which he is instructed.

Alongside handling witnesses and his trial work, Andrew is frequently instructed to attend CCMCs and interim hearings for – amongst others – high value clinical negligence disputes – as well as high profile and complex inquests, often gaining national – if not global – media coverage. In 2020, Andrew represented a school at a high-profile inquest which involved the tragic death of a young girl who died in the River Irwell, in Bury.

In the regulatory sphere, a significant aspect of Andrew’s practice involves prosecuting teachers on behalf of the Teaching Regulation Agency. Andrew is routinely instructed to act on behalf of the TRA in complex multi-day hearings, including cases which involve historic sexual abuse allegations, acutely vulnerable witnesses and cases involving financial malpractice. He recently successfully prosecuted two teachers in an exam malpractice case lasting over 12 days.

Coupled with his work for the TRA, and interplaying with his employment experience, Andrew has extensive experience representing schools and Local Authorities in complex multi-day EHC appeals, Independent Appeal Panel hearings and discrimination cases. Andrew recently successfully represented a school against a claim made by a parent that the school had discriminated against their child by placing restrictions on that child’s attendance at school during the national lockdown.

Andrew is available to assist at any stage of proceedings, or pre-action, and has settled Letters of Response under various Pre-Action Protocols. Involvement in a case from an early stage means that when not in court he is on hand to assist in settling pleadings and advising both formally and less so.

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