Andrew Welch

Managing Partner


Andrew joined Stephensons in 1994 after qualifying as a solicitor and became a partner in 1998.

In 2008 he joined the board as deputy chair and subsequently became managing partner.

His background is as a personal injury lawyer specialising in accidents at work. He has obtained millions of pounds worth of compensation for seriously injured people and is proud to have assisted many accident victims to rebuild their lives.

Now Andrew works with the rest of the firm on the operational aspects of the business to ensure that we deliver legal services in the way that our clients want them. Stephensons provides nationwide services in a wide range of legal disciplines, including family law, employment, accident claims, medical negligence, wills and probate, conveyancing, leases, corporate and commercial work and many others. We have offices in London and the North West but cover the whole country. With over 350 staff we have specialists in most legal areas.

Andrew is particularly proud of some of the groundbreaking work that the firm has done, representing people in the higher courts including the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court, where we have helped to establish new law. Every year the firm helps around 20,000 people with their legal problems.

Andrew has been instrumental in developing some of the firms innovative services such as our 24/7 legal help lines, client loyalty scheme, motoring defence and employment law packages. He is keen to ensure that whether someone is defending their legal rights, engaged in a commercial transaction or making a claim, that they get prompt and efficient service at the right price.

One of Andrew's specialisms is legal expense insurance. Stephensons are on the panel of a number of legal expense insurers and Andrew has spent many years working with legal expense insurers and their insurers to provide a volume, high quality service, at a commercially sensible price. He recognises that legal expense insurers operate in a competitive environment and need a business partner who will help them succeed. Stephensons provides a full range of services to cover any family, commercial or motor legal protection policy including 24/7 first notification of loss and legal help lines.

Andrew has also lectured on legal and business topics for a number of organisations. He holds a postgraduate diploma in Law Firm Management.

At home Andrew is a family man with two children, a keen traveller and motorcyclist.