Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1996, specialising in Civil Litigation and Advocacy (defending regulatory body and CPS prosecutions). He studied at both Sheffield University and the College of Law in Chester. He is Law Society Criminal Litigation Accredited and was admitted as a member of the Law Society of Ireland in 2001.
He started his own firm McHale & Co in 2001 and merged with Waldron & Schofield in 2011. Andrew was a Trainee Solicitor at Waldron & Schofield so the merger has enabled the expansion of the firm across North Manchester, in conjunction with Partners who share the same ideals and values. The firm moved to the current location in purpose built offices in the heart of Altrincham in 2007.
During his career Andrew has been involved in litigation to Supreme Court level and has acted in high profile criminal cases for Sports professionals.
Andrew is a local Altrincham resident, is married and has 5 children. He supports his local community as Chairman of the Irish Association in Manchester, a School Governor and the U10 coach at Bowdon RUFC.