Andy Wilks is the head of commercial litigation at Francis Wilks & Jones.
Andy completed his articles at Davies Arnold Cooper solicitors and then joined niche receivables finance firm, Wildes. Before setting up Francis Wilks and Jones, he also spent a year at city firm, Hammond Suddards Edge.
Andy’s range of expertise includes the following:
- Undertaking many thousands of debt recovery cases for clients, from lower value claims to high value complex contractual disputes.
- Undertaking high value fraud cases on behalf of clients, often requiring the need for urgent injunctive relief at court and the obtaining of relevant freeing orders and ancillary disclosure orders. Andy is currently running a $20m claim for an invoice finance and trade finance client involving allegations of fraud.
- Conducting all manner of director disqualification claims, both pre and post issue. Andy is one of the country’s leading lawyers in this specialist area and has built up a highly specialised director disqualification team at FWJ over the last decade.
- Undertaking numerous types of insolvency litigation claims, including preference claims both for and against directors and advising directors generally on their fiduciary duties.
Andy has worked with a wide variety of clients, including leading members of the Asset Based Finance Association, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, Insolvency Practitioners, Trustee’s in Bankruptcy, Directors and former directors as well as a wide range of private clients.
Andy lectures regularly on matters of commercial litigation, director disqualification and fraud. He is a keen traveller and also enjoys cycling, golf, gardening, entertaining, motor biking and spending time with his family.