Andrew is a barrister with a commercial practice.
Most of his matters involve technology, engineering and construction, and therefore complex expert issues – both financial and scientific – and extensive documentary evidence. Those matters frequently involve areas of law including contract, professional negligence, corporations, security of payment, property, insolvency, equity and trusts.
Because of the nature of his practice, Andrew is regularly involved in trials, arbitrations and interlocutory hearings. Andrew is also regularly briefed to give advice and to prepare pleadings and written submissions for his matters.
Andrew uses technology and, where possible, conducts his matters electronically.
When he came to the Bar, Andrew read with Richard Attiwill QC, and his senior mentor was Mark Derham QC, now Associate Justice Derham of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Immediately prior to coming to the bar, Andrew was a dispute resolution lawyer at MolinoCahill Lawyers, specialising in large-scale construction, mining, infrastructure and defence projects. Prior to being admitted as a solicitor Andrew worked in the chemical sciences field.
Andrew is listed in Doyles Guide as a leading construction barrister.
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200 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Postal Address: c/- Young’s List,
Ground Floor, 525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Admitted to Practice: 4 October 2004
Signed Bar Roll: 20 November 2008
Also Admitted in: Victoria, High Court of Australia