Andrew Rush


Andrew has "a no-nonsense approach and is very well liked".

Legal 500 [UK 2019]


Andrew joined Birketts in 2005. He is a Partner and Head of our Construction and Engineering Team.

Andrew specialises in all aspects of construction law. He has experience in both non-contentious drafting and the management of disputes. He advises on all the construction aspects of property transactions and is familiar with all standard forms (JCT, ICE, NEC, GC/Works, ACE, RIBA, RICS) as well as regularly drafting and negotiating bespoke appointments and contracts. Andrew acts for a variety of clients including funders, developers, public sector bodies, contractors and sub-contractors on all forms of dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration and adjudication).

Andrew is based at our Chelmsford office.

Other Information

Andrew began his career as a Chartered Civil Engineer and member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. He re-trained with a leading international legal practice before joining Birketts. Andrew has a masters degree in Construction Law and Arbitration from Kings College. He qualified as a Solicitor in September 2000.

Andrew is listed as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 [UK 2019] and a clients adds that Andrew has "a no-nonsense approach and is very well liked".

Andrew is ranked in band 1 by Chambers [UK 2019] and previously been recognised for his "impressive reasoning" and said to be "extremely knowledgeable, with strengths across all aspects of construction law". 

The Legal 500 Leading Individual 2019