Andrew is the lead partner of the Licensing team and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in licensing law. He is the principal contact for the firm’s liquor licensing clients, which include Lidl Great Britain Limited, Greene King t/a Belhaven Pubs, BP Oil UK and Motor Fuels Limited. His role involves providing legal advice to clients on liquor licensing, betting and gaming licensing, and civic government licensing matters. He attends the licensing boards on behalf of clients throughout Scotland.

Andrew is also a Partner in the Debt & Asset Recovery team, who previously won the prestigious “Insolvency Team of the Year” award at the Law Awards of Scotland and “Regional Insolvency Team of Year” at the Insolvency and Rescue Awards. His role involves providing advice to clients on debt recovery and insolvency matters, both at personal and corporate level. This includes initial insolvency work such as sequestration petitions, petitions for liquidation and appointment of administrators as well as acting for trustees, liquidators and administrators in post insolvency recovery work.

Andrew has been a part time tutor in Civil Litigation at the University of Glasgow Diploma in Legal Practice since 2010. He is also a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Licensing Law Sub-Committee.

Andrew is independently recognised in Licensing and Debt Recovery in the UK’s leading legal directories, Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession and The Legal 500.


"Andrew always ensures he understands our requirements and gives the best service possible to assist us and our clients in achieving a positive outcome."

- Chambers UK 2024

"Andrew provides exceptional personal service, commercial understanding and advice and a very high level of success."

- Chambers UK 2024

"Andrew Hunter (Partner), Natalie Dissake (Partner), Keri Preece (Associate) – all with good knowledge of all relevant legislation and advise with a commercial head in mind."

- The Legal 500 2024

"Andrew Hunter is smart and commercially very switched on. He is an impressive licensing board performer as well."

- Chambers UK 2023

"I have dealt with Andrew in six separate councils - and he is well known, respected and liked in each one which is massively helpful on applications."

- The Legal 500 2023

"Andrew Hunter is the only partner I use, I would trust him with any licensing matter we could come across."

- The Legal 500 2023


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