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Andrew has 30 years' specialist experience in Private Client legal affairs.

He has City of London experience and subsequently has practiced for over 20 years in Newcastle as a Partner and Head of Department at Ward Hadaway.


Andrew has particular expertise in acting for entrepreneurial and landed clients predominantly in the North with an emphasis on succession planning through Trusts and Wills.


He advises on complex succession structures involving companies, partnerships, foreign property, pension funds and ownership of land often within complex family circumstances.


Andrew also has significant experience in Employee Benefit Trusts.



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Independent verdict

  • "A prominent private client lawyer in the North East."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Andrew Facer is widely recognised in the market for his excellent work on landed estates and succession planning with a particular focus on trusts and wills. One source says: 'He is very good in his advice, and highly rated in the region'."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Andrew Facer is described as 'a very good private client lawyer' by a source who notes that he is 'very skilled at what he does'."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Clients value Andrew Facer's 'reputation, knowledge and quality of advice' on asset protection matters. He is particularly expert on acting for entrepreneurial business owners with offshore assets."

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