Andrew has a commercial litigation practice, with a focus on construction, insurance and property law. He also practices in insolvency, corporations and trusts, and general commercial and leasing disputes.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Science / Laws (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, where he was placed in the Dean’s Prize List for Science.
Before coming to the Bar, he practised as a solicitor at Kliger Partners on a mix of construction and other general commercial disputes. This included acting for some of the largest builders in Australia, as well as a range of commercial clients from outside the construction industry.
Andrew is regularly briefed in building and construction disputes, as well as other disputes involving logistics, technology and engineering.
He has extensive experience in the Supreme Court’s TEC List, as well as the Domestic Building List at VCAT and the Building Cases Division of the County Court. This experience gives him a clear understanding of the procedural requirements of those jurisdictions, in addition to his sound knowledge of this area of the law.
His previous cases have concerned diverse subject matters such as commercial and domestic building projects, civil and engineering works, industrial machinery, water pipelines, and railways.
He has particular experience with the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic), both at the claim and review stages.
In his construction practice, Andrew is often called on to advise on liability and insurance issues, and to appear in proceedings against insurers. He has also provided insurance advice to litigants outside of the construction industry.
Andrew has experience in a range of property matters, including adverse possession claims, partition orders, disputes over easements and covenants, and trespass and nuisance claims. He also regularly advises and appears in leasing disputes.
He has appeared in property law & leasing matters in VCAT, the Magistrates’ Court and the County Court.
Andrew also practices in the diverse areas of corporations, trusts and insolvency.
His previous briefs have included proceedings to set aside statutory demands, company wind up and bankruptcy proceedings, “claw back” proceedings, public examinations by bankruptcy trustees, oppression actions, applications to replace trustees, and various equitable actions for breach of trust.
From 03 May 2012, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.