Andrew has particular experience in corporations & securities law, class actions, contract, equity & trusts, valuation and real property law, commercial crime, inquiries and royal commissions.
Andrew has been recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia and Doyle’s Guide to Leading Commercial Litigation & Disputes Barristers in Victoria and Australia.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Master of Laws, all from the University of Melbourne. He won a number of academic prizes during his undergraduate studies.
He completed his articles at Minter Ellison, was a partner of Gadens and read with Wendy Harris QC and David Batt QC.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.
- Class Actions
- Commercial Arbitration
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporate Insolvency
- Corporations & Securities
- Equity & Trusts
- Real Property
- Residential & Retail Tenancies
- Administrative Law
- Commissions & Inquiries
- Constitutional Law
- Freedom of Information
- Judicial Review
- White Collar Crime
Bachelor of Commerce (Melb)
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Melb)
Master of Laws (Melb)
High Court of Australia
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
FlexiRent Capital Pty Ltd v M2 Commander Pty Ltd: ongoing contractual dispute in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Pacific Current Group Limited v Fitzpatrick & Ors: ongoing breach of directors’ duties dispute (led by Ian Waller QC and with Kate Burke, Paul Annabell and Sahrah Hogan) and de Tocqueville v Pacific Current Group Limited  FCA 172: application for leave to commence a statutory derivative action in the Federal Court of Australia (led by Ian Waller QC).
In the matter of New Aim Pty Ltd: acting for one of the founders of the company (an AFR Top 500 private company) in a shareholder oppression case in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Advising in relation to a Confidential Expert Determination: alleged contractual repudiation and damages claim in excess of $130 million (led by Bret Walker SC).
Ledge Pty Ltd v Harrison & Anor: contractual and real property dispute with a damages claim in excess of $75 million in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
AMP Bank Ltd & Anor v Fresh Financial Solutions Pty Ltd: acting for a financial planner in relation to the “BOLR scheme” in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Excel Texel Pty Ltd (as trustee for the Mandex Family Trust) & Anor v Quintis Ltd & Anor: securities class action in the Federal Court of Australia (led by Hamish Austin QC).
Dasame Developments Pty Ltd v Pakenham Racing Club Inc  VSC 816: resisting an interlocutory injunction in the Supreme Court of Victoria (led by Michael Borsky QC and with Paul Annabell).
Appearing in a Confidential Expert Determination: construction of a commercial lease before the Hon Kenneth M Hayne AC QC (led by Philip Solomon QC).
Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd v Oswal & Ors  VSC 440: acting on behalf of interests associated with Pankaj Oswal in relation to claims for in excess of $2.5 billion in the Victorian Supreme Court (led by Steven Finch SC).
La Trobe Capital & Mortgage Corporation Limited v Fitzroys Pty Ltd: valuation dispute in the Victorian Supreme Court (led by Matt Connock QC, as his Honour then was).
Kenros Nominees Pty Ltd & Ors v DPC Tipperary Pty Ltd & Ors  VSC 524: acting on behalf of interests associated with Allan Myers AC QC in a shareholders’ dispute in the Victorian Supreme Court (led by James Elliott SC, as his Honour then was).
Dover Beach Pty Ltd v Geftine Pty Ltd (2008) 21 VR 442: appeal in the Victorian Court of Appeal as to whether a building contract was illegal and void (led by Stephen O’Bryan QC).
Appearing in the High Court of Australia in relation to a referral under s 376 of Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (led by Wendy Harris QC).
Appearing, unled, at numerous IBAC Public Examinations, including:
- Operation Sandon (acting for the former Mayor of the City of Casey);
- Operation Dunham (acting for the former Managing Director of CSG Ltd); and
- Operation Lansdown (acting for the former CEO of V/Line).
Advising and appearing unled at various IBAC Private Examinations, Ombudsman Examinations and ASIC Section 19 Examinations.
Advising a former director of Crown Resorts Limited in relation to:
- the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence (Vic); and
- the Royal Commission into the affairs of the Crown Casino Perth (WA).
Numerous appearances and advice in commercial crime matters, including:
- acting for an ASX-100 listed company charged with in excess of 50 criminal offences (led by Neil Clelland QC);
- appearing in a 3 week committal for a former Managing Director of an ASX listed company charged with obtaining property by deception (led by Paul Holdenson QC); and
- acting in the Federal Court of Australia on behalf of the Chair of an ASX listed company seeking to set aside search warrants executed by the AFP.
Acting for the Tax Practitioners Board in disciplinary inquiries.
Appearances and advice to various Ministers, Government Departments and corporations in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (including being led by Stephen Donaghue QC, now Commonwealth Solicitor-General).
Andrew is currently a member of the Board of Directors of List G Barristers.
He is a former part-time member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal, where he heard a range of matters in the General Division.
Further details regarding Andrew’s experience can be found on the List G Barristers’ website via following link - List G Barristers Profile