She is brilliant and extremely experienced. Always incisive, practical and positive in her advice.
Methodical, down to earth and a very good advocate
Her advice is always laced with a clear understanding of the lay client's commercial drives and objectives
A very technical lawyer with a commercial approach.
She is incredibly knowledgeable, very approachable and responsive.
The primary areas of Andy’s practice are real property, commercial landlord and tenant and the Electronic Communications Code. She works for institutional landlords like the BA Pension Trustees, Lunar SARL and U&I and for many high profile tenants including Leon Restaurants, the leading nightclub group, Deltic, and for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
She has trial experience of lease renewals under the 1954 Act and of mediating a £3.5m dilapidations claim involving Ford Castle.
Many of Andy’s cases involve site development. She has conducted expert determinations (both as a party and as an expert) in cases involving the interpretation of lease provisions and disputed overage clauses. She is currently advising the National Trust on the enforceability of an option agreement.
Her work on property damage includes the first trial in England & Wales on the liability for property damage from Japanese knotweed, advising on a sinkhole and for loss sustained as a result of a landslip
Recommended as a leading property junior by both Chambers UK and Legal 500, Andy is noted for her excellent forensic analysis skills and incisive witness handling. One expert building surveyor compared the experience to being “cross-examined by a smiling Doberman”.
Andy came to the Bar after a successful career in industry, latterly as the director of an international manufacturing company. This experience, allied with her first degree in business and finance, means she provides clients with commercially-focused advice.
In her spare time her creative outlet is writing quizzes and compiling puzzles. Her ‘dingbats’ have become a popular Christmas tradition.
- Panton & Ors v Brophy & Ors  EWHC 1534 (Ch) – obtained a vesting order for new trustees of the Thames Tradesmen Rowing Club
- London Borough of Camden v Morath & Ors  UKUT 0193 (LC) – instructed via Advocate (BPBU) on behalf of a leaseholder seeking to resist a variation of her lease under s.35 of LTA 1987.
- Evolution (Shinfield) LLP & Ors v BT PLC  UKUT 0127 (LC) – first trial of a claim to determine an agreement under Part 6 of the New Code (led by Brie Stevens-Hoare QC)
- Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council v Punj Lloyd Ltd  EWHC 3776 (Admin) – successful respondent to an appeal by way of case stated in respect of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 where the Council relied on a landlord’s specifically enforceable obligation against a guarantor to take an overriding lease to claim £1.2m in rates.
- Red & White Services Ltd v Phil Anslow Ltd  EWHC 1699 (Ch) – endorsement of a costs cap for future incurred costs.
- Farrar v Leongreen Ltd  EWCA Civ 2211 – on whether a claim for mesne profits and a claim for possession against a trespasser are based on the same cause of action (‘claims in trespass’).
- Spielplatz Ltd v Pearson  EWCA Civ 804 – consideration of annexation of structures following the House of Lords decision in Elitestone v Morris  1 WLR 687.
- Thandi v Sands  EWHC 2378 (Ch) – dispute over beneficial interest in portfolio of 16 properties following bankruptcy.
- Swan Housing Association Ltd v Gill  EWHC 3129 (QB)- on the county court’s jurisdiction in cases involving adverse possession in light of the Land Registration Act 2002.
- Aksu v LB Enfield  EWCA Civ 60 – renewal tenancy opposed on ground (b).
- Murphy v Wyatt  EWCA Civ 408 – whether the Mobile Homes Act 1983 provided security of tenure retrospectively to a tenancy which did not preclude the siting of a caravan on a 1.7 acre site.
- Chelsea Building Society v Nash  EWCA Civ 1247 – effect of a lender’s settlement with one debtor on their joint liability.
Commercial Landlord & Tenant
Development & Planning
Leasehold & Leasehold Management
Real Property & Mortgages
Trusts of Land
Electronic Communications Code
Banking & Finance
Andy Creer is recommended for Real Estate Litigation in Chambers UK and the Legal 500.
- “Tenacious attention to detail and really good on her feet.” “Incredibly thorough and technical.” “Fantastic expertise in property law.” (Chambers UK)
- “She is brilliant and extremely experienced in real estate. Always incisive, practical and positive in her advice.” (Chambers UK)
- “Her advice is always laced with a clear understanding of the lay client’s commercial drives and objectives.” (Legal 500)
- “Methodical, down to earth and a very good advocate.” (Chambers UK)
- “She has fantastic attention to detail and is very technically able.” (Legal 500)
- “She is incredibly knowledgeable, very approachable and responsive.” (Chambers UK)
- “A very technical lawyer with a commercial approach.” (Legal 500)
Contributor to “Risk & Negligence in Property Transactions” Law Society Legal Handbooks  (edited by John de Waal QC).
Recent seminars Andy has given include:
- Smiling Doberman Approach to Expert Witnesses
- Vacant Possession in Practice
- Wayleaves/Telecoms: Property Rights for the Digital Economy
- The Emergence of Proximate Nuisance: Japanese Knotweed
- White Paper Conference – Break Clauses: Meeting the Preconditions
- Liability in Dilapidations
- Fixtures at the End of Term
- From Floods & Fires to Sinkholes: the Current State of the Law in Property Damage
- Tactics in Lease Renewals
- Property Issues in Site Development