Andrew Manning Cox
I specialise in High Court litigation and international arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution including Early Neutral Evaluation and Expert Determination. I am a solicitor advocate, chartered arbitrator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a CEDR Accredited Mediator and a notary public.
Tel: +44 (0)121 214 1034
Best brains in ..?
Conducting high-profile litigation and arbitration; developing and applying innovative solutions aimed at resolving disputes; putting myself in the client's shoes.
Highlight of your career so far?
Using a combination of preparation, innovative strategy and funding options to get a 100% victory for a corporate client whose financial position would otherwise have made it impossible to pursue a just cause.
Most challenging job you've ever done?
Running a multi-party arbitration with 150 witnesses and listed for a six-month hearing, which settled on the Sunday evening before it was due to start the following day.
What about outside the UK?
Multi-party and multi-jurisdictional arbitrations.
What's your definition of going the extra mile?
Developing what is now one of Wragge & Co's most important clients from a standing start over a two-year period by listening to what the client wanted from its legal advisers and then managing a multi-disciplinary team to knock its socks off in quality of service.
Best example of a creative legal solution?
Splitting out a complex legal dispute into specific issues, some of which were capable of resolution by mediation and/or focused negotiation and which were then used to break an impasse and unlock a resolution to the whole dispute.
When have you ever given a client a real competitive edge?
I think it is important, particularly in a client-partner relationship to adopt a 'consiglieri' role - a sounding board for ideas or even a shoulder to cry on in a situation which may in fact have no direct relevance to my areas of specialism.
What's your single greatest contribution to Wragge & Co's corporate responsibility?
I am a past chairman of the British Lung Foundation - Midlands Region, raising money for research into respiratory disease. I have raised money for Sense in activities ranging from a sponsored trek in the Himalayas to a sponsored bargeathon.
What's been written or said about you that you're most proud of?
My continuing reportage in the key Legal Directories.
It was pleasing to be named Partner of the Year 2011 by Birmingham Law Society and one the Best Lawyers in the UK 2012, Best Lawyers.com.