Profile: Meet Andy Boyde, Employment Solicitor
Andy Boyde is a former professional rugby union player having played professionally for Yorkshire Carnegie and Doncaster Knights. Andy qualified as a solicitor in 2015 and specialises in advising individuals, owner managed businesses and SMEs in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Andy provides sensible, straight-forward and commercial advice to his clients.
Andy is recognised by the Legal 500 (2017) as a “New Generation Lawyer” and for providing “a very high level of service”. He is highly recommended as a “go to” for clients in the sports sector due to his “insight to the game that gives him the edge over competitors”.
Here’s what Andy said when we asked him those all important questions…
Where are you from?
Adel in North Leeds
What is your favourite place to visit and why?
I love visiting Florida as my wife-to-be parents have a second home near Disney as Disney World is really the “Place where dreams come true”!
What is still on your “to do” list?
A trip to Sri Lanka and the Maldives which will be part of our honeymoon in July 2018!
What is the most memorable moment in your life?
Winning a Six Nations Grand Slam with England U19s in 2005.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
I am a player / coach at Harrogate RUFC which keeps me busy. I also am a keen gym go-er when I’m not on the rugby pitch!
Favourite piece of trivia about you.
I played lead roles in three Shakespeare plays at school – “Enough no more tis not so sweet as it was before…!”
Who is your favourite role model?
Jamie Peacock; a true leader of men and made of granite. Got 100% out of his self-professed limited ability. He had sheer mental toughness and determination. In his own words could stay in the hurt locker for longer than anyone else. His “No White Flag” speech is truly inspirational!
What was your first job?
I covered my brother’s paper round for a very brief spell. It didn’t last long as I was overworked and underpaid!
If you didn’t work in law what would you do?
I’d be involved in professional sport in some capacity!
Andy Boyde: email@example.com