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Andrew Underwood

Andrew Underwood

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Biography

Andrew is Head of Keoghs′ Complex Injury Team and a leading expert with an outstanding reputation. He is a ‵named individual′ for a number of major insurers and has dealt with defendant personal injury litigation since joining Keoghs in 1987, specialising in serious and catastrophic injury claims, both liability and motor.

Andrew was a founding member of FOIL in 1993 and held the post of treasurer for over 10 years as well as being president of FOIL in 2005, when he instigated a market debate on multi track personal injury behavioural reform, culminating in the Serious Injury Guide published in October 2015. He also won the award for Defendant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year at the inaugural Personal Injury Awards in 2008. Andrew takes a very active role in the market on thought leadership and currently sits on the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, Serious Injury Guide Steering Group (comprising APIL and senior insurers) and sits on the Ogden Working Party.

He has taken cases to the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Justice. Andrew is ranked by Chambers & Partners legal guide as a ‵Star Individual′, being highly regarded by peers and clients alike. Comments include “if he says something, then it is worth listening to" and “He will get to the resolution economically, efficiently and with style."

Latest Insights by Andrew Underwood

Client Alerts 12/10/2015

Serious Injury Guide

The Serious Injury Guide will come into effect from today - 12 October 2015. Cases with a potential value (on a full liability basis) in excess of £250,000 will be covered by the guide.

Client Alerts 05/03/2015

Claim for hydrotherapy pool allowed

The claimant, aged seven, suffered severe injuries during her birth leading to severe quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy. Liability for the clinical negligence was admitted. Most heads of loss were agreed with a key area of dispute being the hydrotherapy costs and associated accommodation.

Client Alerts 03/03/2015

Children and Protected Parties should be granted anonymity

The settlement of a claim made by a protected party requires court approval. Unless there are provisions to the contrary, that order becomes a public document. Ironically, this means a non-protected claimant can settle their claim pre-litigation without their identity becoming public - a protected party cannot.