Andrew Nugent Smith


Andrew Nugent Smith

Managing Partner

Andrew is the Managing Partner at KP Law. He takes primary responsibility for the success and growth of the firm in the UK. He is a seasoned commercial litigator with a deep understanding of group litigation and litigation finance.

Andrew is ranked Band 2 for Group Litigation: Claimant in Chambers and Partners, which describes him as a lawyer who “manages group litigation perfectly.”

The Legal 500 UK 2024 recognises Andrew as a Leading Individual, and “an innovator in the group litigation space. One of the trailblazers who others now seek to follow. A great leader as well as technically excellent lawyer (both key to managing large scale group actions).”

Prior to joining KP Law, Andrew was a partner in Gowling WLG (UK) LLP where he litigated cases at all tiers of the England and Wales judicial system (including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court) for clients ranging from high-net-worth individuals to large corporates and sovereign wealth funds. He also developed an expertise in litigation finance and advised numerous claimants and litigation funders on complex and innovative financing transactions.

Andrew also worked at Simmons & Simmons LLP, where he trained as a solicitor, qualifying in 2003.

Andrew studied at De Montfort Law School and the University of Birmingham.