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About Andrew

Andrew is Head of Employment and Partnerships at Winckworth Sherwood, advising businesses and senior executives on all aspects of employment law. He works with employer clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, technology, retail and education – providing pragmatic and prompt day-to-day advice on all aspects of the employment relationship.

He also has a great deal of experience helping clients to avoid or to defuse disputes and – where necessary – successfully running complex litigation.

Andrew acts for individuals, regularly in the financial services sector, in private equity and numerous FTSE 100 and 250 departmental heads and main board directors. Typically this includes advising on and negotiating all aspects of complex and high-value moves, terminations and disputes – at each stage carefully managing not only the financial terms, but also the more nuanced reputational aspects.

No two disputes are ever the same and Andrew regularly receives praise for his adaptability – finding ways to engage constructively with the people involved to settle ‘impossible to settle’ claims, but equally being recognised as ‘never flagging’, remaining ‘on top of the other side’ and ‘maintaining his clarity of thinking throughout’ during strategically complex negotiations.

Recent Experience

  • Acting for a number of large, global employers in successfully defending disputes involving complex allegations of discrimination, whistle-blowing, unfair dismissal and breach of contract
  • Running and negotiating excellent outcomes for individuals involved in complex and high value whistle-blowing claims, often involving allegations of regulatory breaches
  • Successfully applying for the strike-out of a number of discrimination claims
  • Advising in relation to employment status; drafting employment and consultancy contracts; assisting with developing and implementing grievance and disciplinary procedures; and drafting and updating tailored handbooks and employment policies
  • Acting for individuals, successfully pursuing unfair dismissal, direct discrimination and pregnancy discrimination proceedings against global banks

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Employment Lawyers Association

Career Experience

2015 to present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2004 to 2014: Solicitor, Withers LLP

2002 to 2004: Trainee Solicitor, Withers LLP

He has depth of knowledge and is incredibly calm, very responsive and incredibly hard-working…He understands our business very well and provides thoughtfuladvice and a commercial view.

Chambers 2021

“He is a class act – he is very measured, he is very pragmatic, he finds solutions and he is easy to work with.” “I find him to be supportive and empathetic.”

Chambers 2022

Clients praise the ‘efficient’ Andrew Yule.

Legal 500

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 28 February 2024 | 10.00 - 11.00am

HR Hour: Data Subject Access Requests

Our next HR Hour webinar in the series is on Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs). Our expert speakers Chris Garrett[…..]


Tuesday 23 April 2024 | 9.30 - 10.00am

Quarterly Immigration Law webinar series

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Tuesday 10 September 2024 | 9.30 - 10.00am

Quarterly Immigration Law webinar series

At these quarterly updates our immigration expert, Younes Ech-Chadli, will cover all the immigration law changes happening as the year progresses.[…..]


Speakers: Younes Ech-Chadli