Andy Bowen QC read law at Oxford and London Universities and practices both in England and in Scotland where he took silk in 2012. He became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2016. He has an established practice north and south of the border, which includes commercial and regulatory litigation and arbitration. His dual-qualification and international experience offers a relatively unique perspective on commercial and regulatory disputes.
Andy is recommended in the Legal 500 2017 as a Tier 1 Leading Silk in Scotland for commercial litigation, described as “A concise communicator, who unpicks complex scenarios.”
As a junior in both England and Scotland Andy’s practice covered a broad range of civil and commercial work, including contractual and property litigation, insurance, professional disciplinary and liability, company litigation including shareholders disputes and directors’ fiduciary duties, cross-border issues and arbitration. Since taking silk his practice has focused on more complex and high value commercial litigation.
Junior in action to determine whether a patent granted to the claimant in relation to a brake fluid safety meter was an improvement on an existing invention so he was entitled to pursue proceedings for infringement of patent.
Acting for Defendant Company in action that protective barrier used by defendant was claimant’s patentable invention and which formed an inventive step.
Defending ‘passing off’ action brought by claimant skin product manufacturer against defendant for breach of Trade Marks Act 1994.
Defending action brought by housebuilders against defender for breach of copyright in drawings for construction of ‘kit’ homes.
Human rights and rule of law work for UN/OSCE in Kosovo and Occupied Territories.
‘Very approachable; he puts clients and solicitors at ease’
Legal 500 2018 (Commercial)
‘A concise communicator, who unpicks complex scenarios.
Legal 500 2017 (Commercial)