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About Andrew

Andrew is head of Winckworth Sherwood’s housing and regeneration practice and has over 25 years experience in advising on a wide range of projects and governance and regulatory issues. He has a particular expertise in major regeneration schemes, in mergers and in establishing new organisations, both for delivering specific projects and to restructure clients’ businesses.

Recent Experience

  • Lead partner for Genesis on the Woodberry Down regeneration project in Hackney, involving more than 1,000 new affordable dwellings
  • Advising on numerous mergers between social landlords, including due diligence and forming new governance structures for the resulting groups
  • Acting for a joint venture between a national house-builder and multi-national contractor on the provision of a new college and the construction of 360 new dwellings
  • Advising Affinity Sutton on merger negotiations with Circle Housing

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Career Experience

1989 to present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

1988 to 1989: Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

1987 to 1988: Solicitor, Ross Williams Wakefield & Co

1985 to 1987: Articled Clerk, Ross Williams Wakefield & Co

“First-rate lawyer who is completely on top of his brief”

Chambers, 2019

Head of the housing and regeneration department, Andrew Murray is “very competent, has excellent technical knowledge and is a skilled presenter.”

Chambers and Partners UK

Andrew “is an excellent person to have in your corner thanks to his creative solutions and market insight.”

Legal 500, 2017

“He is adept at finding practical and valuable solutions to a range of issues”

Chambers 2019

“Andrew Murray is incredibly helpful”

A client of Winckworth Sherwood

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 18th - Thursday 19th March 2020

Housing Finance Conference & Exhibition 2020

Our Housing Finance team are delighted to be attending this year’s annual conference in Liverpool. Please get in touch if you would like to meet with a member of the team in Liverpool. Meet the team: Louise Leaver, Partner Patricia …

ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock. Liverpool L3 4FP


Wednesday 25th - Thursday 26th March 2020

Total Housing 2020

Representatives from all our real estate specialisms will be in Brighton. This includes construction, planning, social housing and development. Please contact us if you are intested in meeting us during the conference. Please contact events@wslaw.co.uk for more information.

Brighton Hilton Metropole, Kings Road . Brighton BN1 2FE


Tuesday 21st January 2020 | Registration & refreshments: 8.30am | Start: 8.45am | Finish: 9.45am

Capital Markets and Regulatory Update

This Treasury Seminar, hosted by our Finance team, will provide a general update on finance policies and sector developments including: Private Placements – tips on overseas and unsecured funding through a private placement Public Bonds – update on Prospectus Regulations, …

Winckworth Sherwood, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close. London SE1 9BB


Speakers: Louise Leaver