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Andrew Lord

Associate solicitor

Andrew Lord is an associate solicitor in the abuse claims team.


Andrew is a solicitor representing survivors of abuse in civil claims for compensation. 

Heartfelt thanks to you for your support and commitment on my behalf.

Client of Andrew

What people say

“Throughout this tricky and sometimes stressful case, you have been very sensitive and patient, always explaining the various litigation jargon and procedure so that I was able to understand.” 
- client of Andrew

Andrew was identified as a rising star in the 2022 edition of Legal 500 with the directory saying:  ‘The stand out individuals I would name are Alison Millar, partner, and Andrew Lord, Associate. They are both very hard working and show great commitment to the client’s case, willing to fight difficult points. They both show great practical judgment on cases and are able to think outside of the box in order to break through and overcome difficult hurdles’.

Legal expertise

Since joining Leigh Day in 2014 Andrew has represented survivors in claims for abuse in various children’s homes, voluntary organisations (such as the Scouts and various cadet forces), religious organisations and sports clubs. He has also brought claims against individuals and been instructed on several cases involving peer-on-peer abuse, including in public law proceedings.

A number of Andrew’s key successes at Leigh Day include:

  1. Acting in a number of group claims, including for residents of Swaylands School, former pupils of Royal Alexandra and Albert School and children placed in Grafton Close Children’s Home;

  2. Obtained compensation for an abuse survivor whose claim was initially defended on the basis of an abuse of process due to an earlier unsuccessful civil action;

  3. Successfully concluded a claim which had been rejected by a number of other specialist firms; and

  4. Secured a Freezing Injunction over the home of an individual perpetrator of abuse.

Andrew Lord in the news

Andrew is regularly requested to comment on matters of child abuse in national and local press, and has featured on BBC news, ITV news and LBC radio amongst others. He has also been asked to advise on storylines involving child abuse for a television drama. 

Previously Andrew has been involved with a number of charities including Victim Support, the Citizens Advice Bureau and the International Women’s Initiative, and is qualified in OCSL Sign Language. He is also a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.

In 2013 Andrew was Highly Commended as QualitySolicitors Rising Star of the Year and shortlisted for the Law Society Young Lawyer of the Year.

Read Andrew's blogs

I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and diligence over this case, your sensitivity and personal attention have made an incredibly tough time much more bearable.

Client of Andrew

Andrew was lawyer of the week in the 9 September 2021 edition of The Times, to read more, click on the image below.Andrew Lord

News and blogs

News Article
Prep School Pupil
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High Court approves settlement for a six-year-old who was sexually assaulted by a classmate

A boy, known as Joel to protect his identity, has been secured compensation following alleged failures to prevent a sexual assault from taking place in school.

News Article
Abuse claims

Former English National Ballet principal dancer sexually assaulted young female students

A former principal dancer has been convicted of sexually assaulting young female students at the English National Ballet and Young Dancers Academy.

News Article
Abuse School (1)
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Sex abuse culture ‘is universal’ in schools

Police have warned that allegations of sexual harassment and assaults amongst school pupils may be the next “child abuse scandal”, saying that the issue presents a huge challenge to society.

News Article
Boys Football
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Football Association institutional failings meant children were not kept safe

The Football Association was guilty of “institutional failings” in delaying bringing in child safeguarding measures, an independent review of sexual abuse in the past has concluded.