Andrew Wren

Called 2005

Practice overview

Andrew works in all areas of family law, including private and public law children matters, domestic violence injunctions, cohabitation disputes and financial remedy proceedings. He regularly provides training to local solicitors including training to several local authorities on special guardianship orders

Practice areas

Public law

Private law

Financial remedy

Direct access

Recent cases 

Andrew conducted a delicately-balanced private law case on behalf of a father from the first hearing to final hearing. Over the course of two years, beginning with the mother taking the two children to a confidential location and alleging domestic violence, the case concluded with the father being awarded residence of the children.

He also represented a severely-disabled wife in financial remedy proceedings in order to achieve a fair outcome for her and her teenage daughter to continue living together in a case with limited assets.

Acting for the  local authority in a non-accidental injury case where the initial medical reports were not conclusive but the case resulted in establishing both a non-accidental cause for the injuries and that the parents were the only people in the pool of perpetrators.

Andrew recently represented the children at a number of hearings of a High Court case with international jurisdiction issues.

Professional background

Andrew graduated in Law Exempting from Northumbria University in 2005, achieving first class honours. He was called to the Bar in the same year. He was awarded the Westlaw Prize and Justis Prize, as well as the Campbell Foster Prize and Certificate of Honour by Middle Temple. Andrew worked as a litigation administrator in a New York real estate management company from 2005 to 2006. He became a tenant at St. Mary's Chambers in 2008 following successful completion of a specialist family law pupillage.