Andrew Burns

Biography

Andrew Burns QC has a strong commercial and insurance practice, acting for well-known city insurance firms, directly for insurers and advising insureds on policy terms. He has featured in some of the leading appellate cases in insurance law in recent years including Durham v BAI (Run Off) Ltd (the Employers' Liability Policy Trigger Litigation) in the Supreme Court. He has recently appeared in Simmonds v Gammell on 9/11 aggregation and Tonicstar v Allianz on reinsurance arbitration procedure. He has appeared in Dubai in the DIFC Court of Appeal and is also recommended for substantial employment and industrial relations disputes. "Very hands-on, very good with clients and someone who understands the perspective that insurers have. He is very astute in ensuring the advice he provides is pitched in the way clients need it to be provided, and he has a very deft touch in cross-examination."– Chambers UK 2018

Contact details

burns@devchambers.co.uk

Areas of Practice

Insurance & Reinsurance

Year Qualified

1993

Education

MA (Downing College, Cambridge)

Memberships

BILA, COMBAR, LCLCBA, PNBA, ELA, ELBA, ELS