Andrew Holcombe, Director & Chartered Legal Executive
Andrew is a Director of the firm and has approximately 20 years’ experience practicing personal injury law. He commenced his legal career working for a prominent law firm based in Bath before moving to work in Berkshire. Andrew joined Harris Fowler in 2007 as a senior litigator before being made an Associate in 2009. In 2014 Andrew was promoted to Associate Director and in 2017 was appointed as a Director to the Board of Directors.
Andrew has spent his legal career representing clients who have sustained personal injury. He has successfully obtained compensation for clients of all ages who have sustained injuries of a physical and psychological nature. He’s experienced in dealing with cases involving amongst other things road traffic accidents, accidents at work, accidents in public places and defective products. Andrew has a particular interest in dealing with claims where liability is disputed and cases that involve court proceedings. Andrews cases frequently involve obtaining expert evidence to address both the issue of fault and the value of the claim.
In dealing with disputed claims Andrew adopts the Harris Fowler ethos of addressing claims in a robust and thorough manner. Andrew understands the importance to his clients of ensuring that the best possible medical evidence is obtained in order to his assist them.
What inspired you to get into law?
Andrew has a genuine interest in assisting individuals who, without proper representation, would be unable to protect their own position and secure appropriate compensation.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Andrew finds the most rewarding aspect of his job is helping those who are seriously injured get their lives back on track by way of securing funds to cover required treatment and recovering compensation.
What do you do for fun?
Away from the office Andrew enjoys spending time with his family and when time permits, golf and fly fishing.
Andrews’s notable cases include a case where his client was injured on a building site. The occurrence of the accident was denied and liability was disputed. He progressed the case to trial where his client was successful and went on to secure compensation of over £150,000. Andrew has also assisted a client in recovering substantial compensation from a multinational company for injuries sustained as a result of a defective bicycle. The case involved obtaining medical evidence from multiple experts.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx).
*Cases issued and finished between 01.01.16 and 31.12.16