Andrew BakerPartner

Andrew Baker

Partner

Based at our Margate office, Andrew Baker leads our experienced team of employment law, litigation and personal injury solicitors and lawyers.

Andrew became a partner at Boys & Maughan in 1998, having joined in 1993 and qualifying as a solicitor in October 1995. He is a member of the firm's senior management team.

As a Margate and Kent litigation solicitor Andrew Baker:

A significant element of Andrew’s work involves providing employment law advice to businesses, public bodies and individuals across Kent. Examples of areas he can assist with include:

  • Drafting settlement agreements
  • Defending employers who are facing employment tribunals
  • Re-drafting employment contracts and staff handbooks
  • Helping businesses to manage risks and avoid disputes
  • Representing you if you have been unfairly dismissed or been a victim of constructive dismissal
  • Advice on whistle-blowing
  • Helping businesses plan for redundancies
  • Liaison with trades unions
  • Auditing HR teams.

Responsible for providing wide-ranging employment and litigation advice, Andrew will often try a negotiated approach to litigation including mediation and alternative dispute resolution skills to keep legal costs down, where appropriate, but is equally capable of taking a robust approach where litigation is unavoidable.

Andrew Baker is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury specialist accreditation scheme and a Senior Litigator member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). He is also a member of the Law Society’s Lexcel Panel, reflecting his skills in quality control systems and risk management.

In addition to advising clients, Andrew is a director of the Dreamland Trust, which was set up to deliver a 21st-century tourist attraction at Dreamland, Margate, based around the listed Scenic Railway and Cinema building.

Firmly rooted in Thanet’s business community, Andrew Baker has also been a Director of the Thanet and East Kent Chamber of Commerce and retains close ties with the Chamber.

Outside of the office Andrew is a keen sailor and when family duties permit can often be found racing his Hunter Sonata sailing boat.