Andrew is frequently briefed in large, complex and sensitive commercial and public law matters across a range of jurisdictions.
He predominately appears in superior courts and has acted for high profile individuals, sporting clubs, publicly listed and private companies, Government departments and Ministers of the Crown.
Andrew has been ranked in Doyle’s Guide to Leading Commercial Litigation & Disputes Barristers, Melbourne 2015 - 2017. He was also ranked in Doyle’s Guide to Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Barristers, Melbourne 2017.
Andrew graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Master of Laws. He completed his articles and practised as a lawyer at Minter Ellison. He is also a former partner of Gadens.
He 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
- Real Property
- Residential & Retail Tenancies
- Administrative Law
- Commissions & Inquiries
- Freedom of Information
- Judicial Review
- White Collar Crime
- Class Actions
- Commissions & Inquiries
- Professional Negligence
Bachelor of Commerce (Melb)
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Melb)
Master of Laws (Melb)
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
Excel Texel Pty Ltd (as trustee for the Mandex Family Trust) v Quintis Ltd & Anor: ongoing securities class action in the Federal Court (led by Hamish Austin QC).
Food and Beverage Australia Limited & Anor v Aussie Cherries Limited: ongoing managed investment scheme dispute in the Supreme Court of South Australia (led by Mark Hoffmann QC).
Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd v Oswal & Ors  VSC 440: alleged breaches of directors’ duties and counterclaim of free acceptance in the Victorian Supreme Court (led by Steven Finch SC).
Confidential Expert Determination before the Hon Kenneth M Hayne AC QC (led by Philip Solomon QC).
Confidential Mediation on behalf of a major sporting club (led by S.R. Horgan QC).
In the matter of Gunns Finance Pty Ltd (Receivers and Managers Appointed)(In Liquidation): acting for borrowers in the Victorian Supreme Court (led by Ted Woodward SC, as his Honour then was).
La Trobe Capital & Mortgage Corporation Limited v Fitzroys Pty Ltd; Stranru Pty Ltd v La Trobe Capital & Mortgage Corporation Limited & Anor; P&V Industries Pty Ltd v La Trobe Capital & Mortgage Corporation Limited & Anor: managed investment scheme and land valuation dispute in the Victorian Supreme Court (led by Matt Connock QC).
Kenros Nominees Pty Ltd & Ors v DPC Tipperary Pty Ltd & Ors  VSC 524: dispute in relation to a shareholders agreement in the Victorian Supreme Court (led by James Elliott SC, as his Honour then was, Chris Caleo QC and Matt Connock QC).
Dover Beach Pty Ltd v Geftine Pty Ltd (2008) 21 VR 442: domestic building contract dispute in the Victorian Court of Appeal (led by Stephen O’Bryan QC).
Plzen Pty Ltd v P&O Wharf Management Pty Ltd  VSC 318: resisting application for pre-trial discovery in the Victorian Supreme Court (with Peter Wood).
Advice in relation to construction of an agreement (led by the Hon Ray Finkelstein AO QC).
Appearing in the High Court of Australia concerning questions relating to Senate vacancies for the State of Tasmania (led by Wendy Harris QC).
Appearing at IBAC public examinations (Operation Dunham and Operation Lansdowne).
Acting for individuals in numerous private examinations before the IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman (including being led by Paul Holdenson QC).
Various written advices in relation to the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Act 2011 (Vic), Victorian Inspectorate Act 2011 (Vic) Ombudsman Act 1973 (Vic) and Protected Disclosure Act 2012 (Vic).
Various appearances and advice to Ministers, Government Departments and corporations in relation to the Freedom of Information Act1982 (Vic), the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) and the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (including being led by Stephen Donaghue QC, now Commonwealth Solicitor-General).
Various advices in relation to the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 (Vic) (including being led by Paul Holdenson QC).
Victorian Bar – Commercial Bar Association
Member, The Tasmanian Bar
Part-time Member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal