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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 complaints and compensation claims against the police, mental health law and wills & probate litigation.

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 police actions, mental health work 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:

  • pursuing all types of compensation claims against the police and other detaining authorities
  • human rights challenges against institutions and various arms of the state
  • probate litigation
  • mental health and capacity law

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. Alongside his police work, Andrew has also specialised in mental health and capacity law for more than twenty years.

Andrew's experience in mental health and capacity law includes conducting mental health tribunals for detained patients seeking discharge, appeals to the Upper Tier Tribunal and human rights challenges brought by way of judicial review in the High Court.

More recently, Andrew's caseload has increasingly involved probate litigation including wills disputed for reasons of duress and lack of capacity, forcing sale of property, misappropriation of property and promissory estoppel.

Click here to watch Andrew's GN Law TV Videos

Click here for the Police Actions In Conversation series

Cases

Over the last two years, 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 is currently involved in a malicious prosecution claim against the Metropolitan Police which includes allegations of manufacturing of evidence, corruption and manipulation of 'supergrass' evidence.

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.

Education

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

Career

  • GN Law - (2006 - present)
  • Galbraith Branley Solicitors 

           Partner  2000 - 2006 
           Solicitor 1996 - 2000
           Trainee  1994 - 1996

Professional Memberships

  • Police Action Lawyers Group
  • Mental Health Tribunal Panel

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.

Publications

Personal Interests and Activities 

In his spare time, Andrew writes children's books. His has his own website at www.andrewguile.com.  

Andrew is also a long suffering Brighton & Hove Albion fan and regularly drives to the south coast to watch them. Their recent good form is as much a surprise to him as it is to everyone else. Andrew loves reading, playing football and has been involved in scouting for many years.