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Andrew is the head of UK employment, based in London.

Andrew has more than 20 years of experience advising employers in various business sectors on complex and important employment issues.

He is a solicitor advocate and has represented clients in contentious matters in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court as well as in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal and in overseas proceedings.

Andrew advises employers on industrial disputes and negotiations with trade unions and other employee representative bodies.  He has extensive experience of corporate transactions, including those with an insolvency angle.

He is regularly involved in board-level reorganisations, corporate governance matters and internal investigations, in particular in the financial services sector.


Andrew has contributed to various publications and co-authored the UK section of the European employment law textbook "Arbeitsrecht in Europa" and the chapter on "Employees as Directors" in the ICSA Guide for Directors.


"Andrew is just simply superb; he understands what the client wants and is very calm and measured in any advice that he provides. He is always available and is very strategic."  Chambers UK 2024

"He is an absolute pleasure to work with - in situations of stress and high pressure, he makes things easy. He is highly responsive and holds things together." Chambers UK 2024

"Andrew has a methodical approach to try and see all angles of an issue. He is very good at project managing and thinking innovatively about everything." Chambers UK 2024

"Andrew Taggart is an highly incisive legal thinker with a keen eye on the big picture and practicalities, with outstanding emotional and intellectual intelligence." Legal 500 UK 2024

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • UBS on the internal investigation and regulatory enforcement action taken regarding trading losses of US$2.3bn caused by the activities of Kweku Adoboli
  • Societe Generale in the leading decision on payment in lieu of notice provisions Societe Generale v Geys [2012] UKSC 63
  • Ernst & Young as administrators of Nortel Europe, Middle East and Africa entities in relation to Nortel's global administration, including appearing in the High Court decision of Unite the Union v Nortel Networks (United Kingdom) Limited (in administration) [2010] EWHC 826 (Ch)
  • EDF Energy on its £12.5bn takeover of British Energy and the disposal of its UK distributions and networks business
  • a range of UK-listed companies, including Hammerson, Imagination Technologies, and The Weir Group, on corporate governance matters