Andrew Bruce


Year of Call: 1992

Very well regarded, incredibly thorough and someone whose written work is excellent. He is very analytical and clever, and takes a direct approach to advocacy.

Chambers & Partners

Practice Overview

Andrew has a commercial and chancery practice with a particular focus on property-related work.  He is regarded as one of the leading senior juniors in real estate litigation and has been described as “an exceptional talent in the property sphere”.  In addition, Andrew  has a noted art law practice and is highly-rated for professional negligence work, acting for both claimants and defendants, in matters ranging from high-profile claims in respect of Old Master Paintings to claims against architects in respect of residential developments and claims against solicitors relating to international corporate transactions.  Andrew also regularly acts in high-value commercial litigation and is a “skilful advocate” who is “effective in digging under the surface to uncover the real issues”.

Andrew has sat as a (part-time) Deputy District Judge since 2004 and as a (part-time) Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) since 2008. In 2019 Andrew was appointed to the Pool of Arbitrators for the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA) in The Hague.

News & Events

  • News

    Who’s Who Legal online rankings 2020

    We are very pleased to learn that Serle Court has received rankings in 12 of the 2020 Who’s Who Legal... Read More

    News

    Serle Court’s ‘formidable group of silks and juniors’ are recognised in Chambers HNW 2020 rankings

    We are delighted to announce that Serle Court has received a Band 1 ranking in Chancery: Traditional, by Chambers & Partners... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court Property Conference 2019: Trouble at Mall

    Location: Lincoln's Inn Old Hall, 16 Old Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3TL Read More

    Events

    Serle Court International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York

    Location: InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East, 48th Street, New York 10017 Read More

  • “A very meticulous, hard-working, careful lawyer, who’s a good cross-examiner.” “He is incredibly helpful, very easy to deal with and a good member of the team. He’s also generally somebody who’ll give you an answer and then stick to it.”

    Chambers & Partners
  • Very good on the technical law and is an incisive cross-examiner.

    The Legal 500

Education & Qualifications

Jesus College, Oxford - MA (Jurisprudence)
Winner of Inns of court Studentship
Harmsworth Exhibitioner and Benefactors’ Scholar of Middle Temple

Appointments

Deputy Adjudicator to HM Land Registry (now (part-time) Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)) - December 2008

Deputy District Judge - December 2004

Arbitrator for the Court of Arbitration for Art - 2019

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Property Bar Association (Committee Member 2004-2011)

Professional Negligence Bar Association

VAT Number

629709506

News & Events

  • News

    Who’s Who Legal online rankings 2020

    We are very pleased to learn that Serle Court has received rankings in 12 of the 2020 Who’s Who Legal... Read More

    News

    Serle Court’s ‘formidable group of silks and juniors’ are recognised in Chambers HNW 2020 rankings

    We are delighted to announce that Serle Court has received a Band 1 ranking in Chancery: Traditional, by Chambers & Partners... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court Property Conference 2019: Trouble at Mall

    Location: Lincoln's Inn Old Hall, 16 Old Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3TL Read More

    Events

    Serle Court International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York

    Location: InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East, 48th Street, New York 10017 Read More