Andrew is a consultant in our Healthcare Department. He receives instructions from Medical Defence Organisations, Insurers and directly from Clinicians. His work includes defending clinical negligence claims and defending Doctors, Dentists and other Healthcare Professionals before their Regulators.

Andrew qualified in 1990 and thereafter worked in England with Bevan Ashford and Le Brasseurs (as they then were) before returning to Northern Ireland in 1996. He joined Tughans in 2003.

Andrew holds Practising Certificates for both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He is a member of the Medico-Legal Society of Northern Ireland and the Association of Disciplinary and Regulatory Lawyers. He has given numerous lectures on medico-legal issues.



“His attention to detail is outstanding and his ethical approach is admirable.”  Chambers UK


“Andrew is the leading expert in this area of law. He applies a level of experience and commitment to each of his cases and sets the standard for others to follow.” Chambers UK


“I could not praise him highly enough.” Chambers UK


“A most impressive lawyer – calm, considerate, compassionate and wonderful at guiding me down the right path.” Chambers UK

  • Defending numerous medical professionals before various Committees and Panels at the General Medical Council and MPTS.
  • Defending Dentists in proceedings before the General Dental Council.
  • Defending medical professionals in proceedings before the Medical Council (of Ireland).
  • Defending claims against medical professionals, many of which include claims relating to injuries of the utmost severity and of high value.
  • Defending Dentists in relation to claims against them, including in particular cosmetic dentistry cases.
  • Appearing on behalf of Clinicians at Inquests.
  • Defending Clinicians in relation to allegations of criminal conduct in the course of their clinical practice.
  • Defending Clinicians in relation to allegations brought by employers and Health Boards.