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Andy is a partner and head of the Employment team at Boyes Turner, having specialised in employment law for over 20 years. He advises clients in a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including human resources support, providing employment support for mergers, acquisitions, and disposals, employment tribunal litigation and negotiating and drafting executive service contracts.

Andy’s clients include national and multination organisations, and he provides international support for clients with cross-jurisdictional issues through Boyes Turner’s network of partner law firms. He focuses on providing practical advice, seeking to identify pragmatic and commercial solutions to his clients’ needs, and provides training to in-house legal advisors and HR professionals, as well as drafting and presenting bespoke training seminars and workshops for clients.

Andy is ranked in Chambers & Partners and recognised as a Next Generation Partner in Legal 500. His clients appreciate that he provides “pragmatic advice in a user friendly manner” and is describe him as a “trusted adviser to our in-house legal team and our HR department. He provides pragmatic advice in a user-friendly manner. We know that we can rely on Andrew for our most urgent, complex and sensitive matters.”

He is a member of both the Employment Lawyers Association and the European Employment Lawyers Association.

Andy is Chair of the Reading Abbey Quarter Business Improvement District, and a keen sportsman. In addition to playing tag rugby and Australian Rules Football, he is also a coach of local junior football and rugby teams, and is a qualified rugby referee.

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Expertise

  • Employment tribunal litigation

  • HR support

  • TUPE and outsourcing

  • Executive service contracts

  • HR training

  • Business protection

Andrew Whiteaker is a trusted adviser to our in-house legal team and our HR department. He provides pragmatic advice in a user-friendly manner. We know that we can rely on Andrew for our most urgent, complex and sensitive matters.

Legal 500

2024

He's very efficient, very knowledgeable and so he can very quickly and efficiently handle the day-to-day issues that come up.

Chambers 2023

An absolute pleasure to work with and provided very clear advice on the relevant issues.

Boyes Turner Client

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