Andrew Jerrard

Trainee Solicitor - Corporate

What’s your role?

I am a Trainee Solicitor in the Corporate team. 

Your experience

After studying chemistry and law at university, I spent over two years working as the sole legal advisor to a civil engineering company. I gained valuable experience when working in-house on legal matters and from the client’s perspective when instructing solicitors and counsel. I have focused both academically and in practice on commercial work including intellectual property and competition law.

I wrote my dissertation on the balance between the protection of commercial interests and the freedom of the Internet.

Which five words best describe you?

  1. Calm
  2. Plain-speaking
  3. Analytical
  4. Conscientious
  5. Pro-active

Three things we didn’t know about you?

  1. I have been a SCUBA diver since my twelfth birthday and accumulated over 100 dives
  2. I walked from Reading to Richmond in 2013 to raise awareness of autism
  3. I am an avid fan of slow cooking


Myself and my business partner went into your Portsmouth branch this week so we could sit down and sort out all the contracts we need for our new translation company we are about to launch. We can’t thank Andrew Jerrard enough. He is fantastic and knew exactly what it was we needed legally! He made us feel welcome, and it was a very friendly atmosphere and Andrew made us feel right at home! We are glad we have picked Coffin Mew as our solicitors and we couldn’t be happier with the customer service we received! So thank you.

Alice Dixon