Andrew Eaton | London | Hogan Lovells

Andrew Eaton

Counsel Global Regulatory



Eaton Andrew

Andrew Eaton
Eaton Andrew
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Andrew Eaton is the best senior associate in the industry, by a considerable margin. He is calm, deep-thinking and wise.

Legal 500, 2023, Public and Administrative Law

Andrew gets government. He advises businesses and public bodies on the interaction between business, law and policy, with a particular focus on public law, public sector governance and accountability, and judicial review.  His client base spans multiple industry sectors, typically those that are highly regulated, and includes many arm’s length bodies and the UK Government. He is ranked as a 'Star Associate' for Administrative & Public Law in Chambers and Partners and has previously been described in Legal 500 as “the best senior associate in the industry”.

Andrew is an experienced litigator who regularly acts for claimants, defendants and interested parties in high-profile and complex judicial review, commercial human rights claims and other statutory appeal proceedings.

When not in the courtroom, Andrew advises on a range of topics, including UK constitutional and administrative law, parliamentary procedure, public international law, political law compliance and freedom of information.  He is particularly experienced at helping regulated businesses to capitalise on opportunities and mitigate risks through their engagement with government decision-makers. He also helps government bodies to make more robust decisions, at all stages throughout the policy development and implementation life cycle and often in strategically significant contexts. 

Andrew has been at the centre of the firm's work assisting clients from around the world to navigate the turbulent and uncertain political and regulatory landscape in the UK since the Brexit referendum in 2016.

Andrew is passionate about spreading understanding of the rule of law and how government in the UK really works.  He speaks regularly on the legal and policy implications of Brexit, to a range of audiences, as well as authoring articles, reports, blogs and videos on this and other subjects.  You can find his latest publications on HL Engage.

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Andrew is calm in a crisis with a profound understanding of the law and the client's commercial needs

Chambers and Partners, 2024, Public and Administrative Law

Representative experience

Advising multiple UK Government Departments on a range of issues arising from the potential exercise of powers under the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act.

Acting for the London Metal Exchange defending significant commercial human rights damages claims worth approximately $450 million in respect of actions taken in the nickel market.

Acting for the UK Government in its successful defence of the judicial review of its decisions relating to the transfer of the customers of Bulb (in special administration) to Octopus.

Acting for Manchester Airports Group in its judicial review challenge to the UK Government’s frequent updating of the Covid-19 ‘traffic light’ restrictions on international travel.

Acting for Ofgem in its defence of multiple licence modification appeals before the CMA in respect of Ofgem's RIIO-1 and RIIO-2 price control decisions in the Gas and Electricity Markets.

Acting for Uber in its successful appeals in 2018 and 2020 against Transport for London's decisions not to renew Uber's London PHV Operator Licence.

Acting for ITV in its successful defence against claims for judicial review by the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party in relation to ITV's 2019 General Election broadcast coverage.

Advising a range of businesses on the legal and policy implications of the UK Government's response to COVID-19, including navigating the restrictions and capitalising on financial support schemes.

Advising clients in a variety of highly regulated sectors on the legal and policy implications of the UK's vote to leave the European Union.

Developing and advocating for legally and politically credible policy approaches to the impact of Brexit in a range of industry sectors.

On-going advice for NATS, the UK's air traffic controller, on a wide range of public law and regulatory issues in connection with its operations.

On-going advice for the London Metal Exchange on public law and related aspects of its functions, including rule development, consultation, challenge risk, dispute resolution and Brexit risk.

On-going advice for the Crown Estate on public law and constitutional law issues arising as a result of its complex constitutional relationship with the UK state.

Advising a US energy company on the political and legal risks in relation to the Labour Party's 2019 energy sector re-nationalisation policy.

Advising a number of UK Government departments on complex public law issues, including the sale of student loans.

Advising a major global company on the constitutional relationship between the UK Government and British Overseas Territories in the context of international relations with NGOs.

Advising the Libyan Investment Authority, Libya's sovereign wealth fund, in relation to issues arising out of political instability in Libya.

Advising a broad range of clients on political compliance law, including the campaign expenditure rules during the 2016 EU Referendum and recent General Elections.

Advising a life science client in relation to the MHRA's decision to remove their designation as a notified body under the Medical Devices Regulation.

Advising a range of clients in the life science sector on pricing and reimbursement in the NHS and other issues in connection with the UK healthcare market.

Advising a prospective public transport provider on the prospects of judicial review of a UK Government public procurement.

Advising a major global management consultancy on risks relating to a public sector contract.

Advising a client in the aerospace sector on the application of the bilateral Mutual Legal Assistance treaty between the UK and the United States of America.

Acting for oil drilling companies in a judicial review challenge and CJEU proceedings against primary legislation imposing an additional tax burden.

Assisting an energy sector client based near Manchester to respond to route consultations for HS2.


  • LL.B., University College London, 2011
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Young Public Lawyers Group Executive Committee member


Ranked as a 'Star Associate' for Administrative and Public Law in Chambers and Partners,

Chambers and Partners, Public and Administrative Law

Listed as a key lawyer (Tier 1) for Administrative & Public Law in Legal 500

Legal 500

The only firm top ranked for both Administrative & Public Law and Parliamentary & Public Affairs

Chambers UK