Andrew is a top-class individual who…has an excellent eye for detail & a great handle on the law." "A real craftsman who is technically excellent, precise & persuasive.Chambers UK 2022
Andrew appeared at first instance and (successfully) on appeal in Ali v Caton  EWHC 1730 (QB),  EWCA Civ 1313, a case in which the claimant contended that he had sustained severe brain injury but the defendant alleged gross exaggeration (pre s.57) and adduced evidence of him having successfully passed a demanding citizenship test.
He has since advised in respect of fundamental dishonesty in the context of s.57 in a number of high value cases. He also has extensive experience of advising in relation to surveillance evidence and social media evidence in the context of fundamental dishonesty, including arguments in respect of the admissibility of ‘expert’ evidence purportedly analysing surveillance footage.View full profile >>
J v C (2020)
A young man had been inadequately trained before being put in charge of a dumper truck in the course of excavation works. The dumper truck overturned on a ramp and the Claimant suffered a traumatic amputation of one leg and neuropathic damage to the other. Andrew acted for the Claimant. The claim included the costs of bespoke prothetics to restore a good level of function including two Genium micro-processor controlled knees, a sports prosthesis, a running prosthesis and a skiing prosthesis. The claim settled in December 2020 in the gross sum of just under £5m.
W v N (2020)
Andrew was representing the Defendant insurer in respect of this claim arising out of an RTA in which the Claimant suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury resulting in incomplete tetraplegia. The incomplete nature of the lesion made the long-term prognosis difficult to predict. The claim, pleaded at £7m, included a substantial claim for lost earnings as a cryptocurrency trader, and a claim for the increased capital cost of wheelchair accessible accommodation. The claim settled at a JSM for £3m.
B (Deceased) v S (2020)
A fatal accident in which the Claimant was a senior barrister and part-time judge who was run down by the Defendant, driving a Porsche, who failed to stop. A claim was brought by the family including a dependency claim relating to the Claimant’s projected career earnings which utilised the expert evidence of a forensic accountant. Andrew represented the Defendant insurer.
E (Deceased) v J (Deceased) & another (2020)
The Deceased was a member of the travelling community. She was being driven by her partner in the early hours of the morning. He was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine. He left the road and both were killed. The family brought a claim which included a number of novel dependency claims including (a) the loss of income from state benefits that the Deceased received (b) the rental value of the mobile home in which she lived with her children. Andrew was representing the Defendant insurer.
S v T (2019)
Andrew was acting for the Claimant who signed up to a military-style fitness boot camp. He was encouraged by the instructor to throw a car tyre repeatedly over his head as often as he could. Shortly after the class he suffered a massive stroke. It was thought that the Claimant must have had a latent weakness in his carotid artery of which he was previously unaware. A trial on the issues of liability and causation was part-heard in Manchester in October 2019 before Recorder Jones. Judgment was subsequently entered for the Claimant with damages to be assessed.
Robson and Drake (Personal Representatives & Administrators of Miss Tamika Malo) v (1) Shofolahan (2) International Insurance Company of Hannover (2019)
Acting for the Defendant insurer in respect of a fatal accident in which the mother of a young girl was killed. The dependency claim was controversial as it included claims based upon state benefits received by the deceased and also the value of the council flat which the girl vacated following the accident. A settlement was approved by HHJ McKenna sitting as a High Court Judge.
XKR (A Protected Party) v Barts Health NHS Trust (2018)
An £18 million claim the settlement of which on a PPO basis was approved by HHJ Gargan. Andrew represented the Claimant and was led by Bill Braithwaite QC. The case involved a hypoxic birth injury leading to cerebral palsy and significant brain damage. The Claimant needed extensive care and adapted accommodation. In a contested interim payment application HHJ Curran QC awarded sufficient funds to enable the Claimant to buy suitable accommodation and start converting it for her needs before the trial. The Claimant challenged the Roberts v Johnstone methodology for calculating the accommodation claim and adduced expert evidence of mortgage interest costs. The claim settled shortly before trial with a substantial contribution made to the capital cost of accommodation.
Minton v (1) LMS (Holdings) Ltd (2) 1 Life Management Solutions Ltd (3) Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (4) St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2018)
A bus driver fell whilst playing 5-a-side football and suffered catastrophic damage resulting in incomplete tetraplegia. Spinal decompression was successfully carried out in hospital but only after many hours of delay. The claim was brought against the occupiers of the 5-a-side court and also the hospitals responsible for his subsequent treatment. Complex issues of medical causation. Andrew acted for the claimant and the case was settled at the JSM .
KLM (A Protected Party) v McCarroll (2018)
Acting for the Defendant in this case involving a claimant with a brain injury who also had a personality disorder prior to the accident. The case was complex due to the need to distinguish between that which was attributable to the accident and that which was attributable to the pre-existing disorder. Capacity was also in issue. The Defendant contended that the Claimant would have lessened or prevented his injury had he worn a bike helmet and relied upon engineering and neurosurgical expert opinion to this effect. Case settled in Dec 2018 and subsequently approved.
GRS v Dunbia (Wales) (2018)
Acting for a Claimant with a learning disability attributed to pre-existing cerebral palsy, yet who managed to work in an abattoir until severely injured by a collapsing pile of crates, resulting in a hip fracture. The Claimant lost not just his employment but also the structure and support that the employment provided. He claimed for the cost of a case manager and vocational activity in the community. Settlement approved by HHJ Harrison.
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Andrew Wille is listed as a leading junior for personal injury law in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.
Andrew Wille accepts instructions from both claimants and defendants in his specialist area of life-changing brain and spinal injuries. He is also routinely involved in amputation cases, fatal accident claims and matters concerning serious accidents involving animals. He has developed notable expertise in accident at work cases. Many of his cases involve a clinical negligence aspect.
“Andrew is a top-class individual who is good to work with and acts as part of the team. He has a commercial mind.” “He has an excellent eye for detail and a great handle on the law. He is a real craftsman who is technically excellent, precise and persuasive.”
Chambers UK 2022
‘”Focussed attention to detail, able to deal with complex financial arrangements when assessing the value of a claim.”
Legal 500 2022
“He takes a forensic approach and thinks about the detail very carefully.” “He is really bright and his attention to detail is second to none. He’s also very approachable and responsive.”
Chambers UK 2021
‘Tactically very astute and technically very able.’
Legal 500 2020
“He’s very bright and a very good advocate.” “He’s very sharp and gets to grips with issues quickly.”
Recent work: Instructed in Read v Jack, a case in which an elderly pedestrian suffered a severe brain injury after bring run down by a motorist.
Chambers UK 2019
Accepts instructions from both claimants and defendants in his specialist area of life-changing brain and spinal injuries. He is also routinely involved in amputation cases and matters concerning serious accidents involving animals.
Strengths: “He’s really good with clients, an excellent communicator and really good at achieving the desired outcome.”
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in Spencer v Terry. The claimant had been thrown off her horse after being chased by the defendant’s dog.
Chambers UK 2017
Noted for his expert handling of catastrophic brain injury claims. He also has significant expertise on both Animals Act litigation and inquests after fatal accidents.
Strengths: “He is bright, thoughtful and a natural advocate.” “He is personable and is quick to get to grips with a really complex case.”
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in Davies v Wright, where an RTA left a man with significant neurotrauma and led to a claim for £2.4 million.
Chambers UK 2016
“He has an extraordinary eye for detail while not losing sight of the big picture.”
‘He has a calm head on his shoulders, an easy going manner and is thorough in his work’.
Legal 500 2018
In his spare time Andrew promises to mow the lawn. He enjoys visiting vineyards, studying architecture and listening to Test Match Special.