Ranked by the Directories in four practice areas; Personal Injury, Product Liability, Insurance and Health and Safety,  Andrew Prynne QC is a leading common law and commercial advocate who has represented and advised both claimants and defendants in heavy litigation at first instance and on appeal. He has also represented parties in a number of public inquiries and inquests. His wide ranging practice developed from his broad grounding as a junior in the civil, family and criminal courts.


Andrew Prynne is ranked as a leading silk in the fields of: Consumer/Product Liability, Health and Safety, Personal injury and Insurance and Reinsurance.


Queens Counsel 1995
CEDR accredited mediator 2000
Assistant Boundary Commissioner 2000 to 2005
The Lord Chancellor’s Working Party on Group Actions


Marlborough College
Southampton University LLB Hons

Professional Memberships

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
Health and Safety Lawyers Association
Personal Injury Bar Association
Commercial Bar Association
London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
British Insurance Law Association


Qualified Mediator

Gilman v (1) UPS (2) Network Rail [2013] EWHC 2341

Contribution proceedings following vehicle incursion onto the West Coast Main Line. Led by Andrew Prynne QC. Instructed by Keoghs on behalf of the motor insurers. July 2013.

W v Veolia 2011 Mercantile Court

Credit hire recoverability

Pinder v Fox QB 2008

Product liability under the Consumer Protection Act

Collett v Smith QB 2008 and CA 2009

Professional footballing injury claim

Britvic Soft Drinks -v- Messer Commercial Court and CA 2002 to 2003

Sale of goods – exclusion clauses – unfair contract terms – tort claim for property damaged by contamination

Afrika v Cape QB and CA 2001

A definitive ruling on costs sharing orders in group actions as they affect claimants who discontinue their claim

MMR Litigation QB 2000 to 2006

Various procedural rulings between 200 and 2006

Macaffery v Datta CA 1996

Liability to recompense for social security payments and its effect on an order for costs following a payment into court

Powell v Boladz and others QB 1995 and CA 1996

Allegations of interfering with medical records – no cause of action – action struck out

Nash v Eli Lilly QB and CA 1993

Opren litigation – group actions- limitation – power to override

National Trust v Haden Young QB and CA 1993

The Uppark fire claim – negligence – constructing the insurance provisions of the JCT contract – measure of damages