Andrew Harding


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Andrew is a partner and head of the Neurolaw Team at Hugh James. He leads a multidisciplinary team representing only claimants and their families following traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, providing help and support with a heavy emphasis on rehabilitation. The Hugh James Neurolaw Team includes a unique specialist Court of Protection unit, providing professional deputy input to those who lack the necessary capacity to manage and administer their own finances.

Andrew joined Hugh James in 1982 and established the firm’s first brain injury unit in 1998. He is a member of the Court of Protection Court Users Group, chairman of Headway Cardiff and a board member of Headway nationally and was appointed recorder sitting on the Wales and Chester circuit in 2002. He is listed as a leader in the field of personal injury in the Legal 500 and is top ranked in Wales in Chambers Guide To The Legal Profession.


  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Court of Protection
  • Rehabilitation

Career history

  • Trained: Hugh James
  • Qualified: 1984
  • Partner at Hugh James since 1987


Andrew Harding comes recommended as an “extremely good” claimant-side expert. He focuses on spinal cord and brain injuries, frequently acting on complex and high-value claims.
Chambers UK 2017

Andrew Harding is a key partner in the neurolaw department, with formidable experience in complex and high-value head and spinal injury claims.

He is described as “extremely fair – he considers all angles before making a decision.” Sources add that “he stands out because of his skill as a litigator and his in-depth knowledge and experience of claims of the utmost severity.”
Chambers UK 2014 



  • St Illtyd’s College Cardiff
  • University College Cardiff (1981) LLB
  • Guildford College of Law (1982) Solicitors Finals

What do you like to do outside work?

Sports including: football and rugby (now only as spectator), running, skiing, swimming etc. Member of Cardiff RFC, Cardiff Academicals FC and David Lloyd Club Cardiff. Family take up great deal of time along with involvement in charities working in the field of brain injury, serving on boards and attending events.


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