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I have almost 20 years' experience as an EU, trade, regulatory, public affairs and public international lawyer working in both the public and private sectors and I lead the firm's Brexit Taskforce.

I spent over 13 years as a lawyer and negotiator for the UK Government, including as a lawyer at the Foreign Office and as Head of International and EU Law at the Attorney General’s Office. Prior to leaving the Government I was the General Counsel in 10 Downing Street, advising the UK Prime Minister (David Cameron) and the Number 10 Policy Unit on the developments and application of a broad range of domestic and international policies.

I also acquired extensive insight into the machinery of the EU whilst based in Brussels as a senior negotiator for the UK’s representation to the EU, including through negotiating sanctions, advising on the development of key internal market and financial services legislation.

Drawing on my experience at the heart of UK and EU policy-making, I have always sought to combine my public policy insight with practical and commercially-sound advice that seeks to identify and mitigate real world-risks. 

I have advised businesses and trade bodies in the automotive, aerospace, clothing, financial services, food and drink, telecommunications, publishing, mining and travel sectors as well as Government and NGOs on navigating, shaping and challenging the regulatory landscape.  
I have a first class honours degree in Law and European Study from the University of Exeter (and Maastricht) and a Masters degree in law from the University of McGill (distinction equivalent).

I have also spoken extensively at conferences and lectured at universities on international trade and regulatory issues. 

I am regularly quoted in the press, radio and television on the Brexit negotiations and provided expert evidence to the UK Parliamentary Committee on International Trade examining the impact of Brexit on the UK’s wider international trading relationships.

What others say…

Technically excellent, well connected and very personable

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Andrew Hood

Andrew delivered excellent results.  He took time to understand our business and delivered clear and pragmatic advice

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Andrew Hood

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