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Andrew Guile

Director & Solicitor

Andrew Guile founded GN Law together with Omiros Nicholas in 2006. Andrew specialises in all aspects of compensation claims and complaints against the police, and wills & probate.

About Andrew

Andrew Guile is a solicitor/director at GN Law. At heart, Andrew is a litigator. He has extensive past experience of personal injury litigation and now specialises in actions against police, probate and probate litigation. Andrew is a skilled negotiator who looks to secure swift out of court settlements for clients where possible and pursues court litigation where necessary.

He has particular expertise in:

  • Probate matters and probate litigation
  • pursuing all types of compensation claims against the police and other detaining authorities
  • human rights challenges against institutions and various arms of the state

Andrew advises clients upon all aspects of bringing compensation claims against the police, prisons and other bodies in relation to false imprisonment, assault, malicious prosecution, trespass, misfeasance and discrimination. 

More recently, Andrew has been increasingly engaged in probate work including probate litigation and solving issues involving disputed estates.

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Cases

Andrew has been involved in bringing a great many compensation claims including an entrapment/malicious prosecution claim against The News of the World that alleged wrongdoing by Mazher Mahmood also known as  ‘the fake sheikh’; successfully challenged a will where a relative was accused of fabricating documents so as to take property not belonging to them, and recently settled a malicious prosecution claim against the Metropolitan Police which includes allegations of manufacturing of evidence, corruption and manipulation of ‘supergrass’ evidence, for over £100,000.

Mental health human rights work in 2002/3 saw Andrew bring a leading test case against the government for delays in scheduling Mental Health Tribunals. This case saw Andrew give interviews on Radio 5 Live, Radio 4’s Today Programme and on Channel 4 News.

Rees, Vian & Vian -v- Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis (2018)

This was a malicious prosecution case won on appeal in the Court of Appeal and which saw our client awarded £104,000 in compensation. Andrew represented an innocent man, Garry Vian, who was maliciously prosecuted for the murder of Daniel Morgan in 1987.

KB & Others -v- The Mental Health Review Tribunal (2003)

Andrew represented a psychiatric patient in a claim for damages against the Mental Health Review Tribunal for delays in scheduling of tribunal hearings. This was the first case in the UK where damages were awarded for a breach of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Guildford (1993-1994)
  • LLB (Hons), University of Essex (1990-1993)

Career

  • GN Law, Director (2006-present)
  • Galbraith Branley Solicitors, Partner (2000-2006)
  • Galbraith Branley Solicitors, Solicitor (1996-2000)
  • Galbraith Branley Solicitors, Trainee Solicitor (1994-1996)

Professional Memberships

  • Solicitors for the Elderly
  • Police Action Lawyers Group

What clients say

“I would always recommend Andrew to anyone. He kept me informed and worked tirelessly to win my case.”

“Andrew Guile treated me with the utmost compassion, respect and belief. I couldn’t recommend GN Law enough.”

Personal Interests and Activities 

In his spare time, Andrew writes children’s books. You can visit his own website at www.andrewguile.com.  

Andrew is also a long-standing Brighton & Hove Albion fan and regularly drives to the south coast to watch them play. Andrew, when not working, writing and spending time with his family, loves going to the cinema, reading and playing football.

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Recent Articles

When someone passes away, their loved ones are often left with numerous emotional and legal responsibilities. Two terms that frequently arise during this process are ‘power of attorney’ and ‘probate’. But how do they differ?
Our People - Andrew Guile
Executors can act together or alone, but an executor cannot go against the terms of the will, breach their fiduciary duty, fail to act, self-deal, embezzle or harm the estate through neglect.
Our People - Andrew Guile
Receiving an inheritance can be the end of a complex process, and unfortunately, some beneficiaries find themselves in a situation where they haven't received the money they were left in a will.
Our People - Andrew Guile
The primary duty of an executor is to carry out the wishes of the deceased, include locating the original will, sorting out finances and applying for probate.
Our People - Andrew Guile
Most people appoint one or two executors and it’s wise to provide in your will for replacement executors in case one or more of the executors die before you or are unable or unwilling to act as executor after you die.
Our People - Andrew Guile
Anyone who has been involved in applying for a grant of probate and administering an estate after someone’s death, will know that the process is always time consuming and can be complex which can significantly impact the cost of probate.
Our People - Andrew Guile

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