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Andrew Guile


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

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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 and other public authorities. 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:

  • 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. 

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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.


  • Legal Practice Course – College of Law, Guildford (1993-1994)
  • University of Essex (1990-1993), LLB (hons)
  • A levels – Maiden Erlegh School, Earley, Reading, Berks 


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

Professional Memberships

  • Police Action Lawyers Group

Speaking Engagements

  • 7th June 2012 – Losing it! An educational talk about mental health and depression at Lincolns Inn with Mental Health Research UK and Ruby Wax.

Personal Interests and Activities 

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

Andrew is also a long-suffering Brighton & Hove Albion fan and regularly drives to the south coast to watch them lose. Their recent elevation to the premier league is as much a surprise to him as it is to everyone else. Andrew, when not working, writing and spending time with his family, loves going to the cinema, reading and playing football.

Recent Articles

Andrew Guile and Kris Gledhill look at how Hammerton v UK promted a change in the law.
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Jonathan Rees, Glenn Vian & Garry Vian -v- The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis
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Andrew Guile advises clients upon all aspects of bringing compensation claims against the police.
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