Andrew Bruce


Year of Call: 1992

“He's just a brilliant barrister. His written opinion is very clear, he doesn't sit on the fence and will tell you how it is but does so in a very user-friendly manner.”

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

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    Chambers UK Bar 2022 - “the quintessential modern commercial chancery set”

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    Serle Court receives Tier 1 rankings in the Legal 500 2022 directory

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  • Events

    Commercial Property & Real Estate Litigation: The Future

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  • "A sophisticated advocate. He is good on his feet and clients like his manner."

    Chambers & Partners, 2022
  • "He's very good on the detail and not afraid to take difficult points."

    Chambers & Partners, 2022
  • "His advice is clear, accurate and authoritative. He has a knack of making complex legal matters easily understandable to clients." 

    The Legal 500, 2021

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

In the Press

'Adverse Possession: The Common Boundary Exception' article for Solicitors Journal, 15 September 2020

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers UK Bar 2022 - “the quintessential modern commercial chancery set”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

    News

    Serle Court receives Tier 1 rankings in the Legal 500 2022 directory

    We are delighted to announce that Serle Court has received Tier 1 rankings in the following practice areas in the Legal 500... Read More

  • Events

    Commercial Property & Real Estate Litigation: The Future

    Location: Online Read More

    Virtual Conference Session

    Top 10 #SerleShare Updates 2020

    Location: Read More