Andrew is a highly experienced litigator with a wealth of experience in complex commercial, personal injury, insurance and professional indemnity litigation. He has about 25 years’ of litigation experience conducting matters for both Plaintiffs and Defendants in the Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court of Western Australia, as well as in the Federal Court and High Court of Australia. During that time, he has had the full conduct of up to 150 files per annum ranging from modest ‘commercial value’ claims up to multi-million dollar claims involving complex legal/technical issues and multiple parties. In particular, he has the conduct of large and complex asbestos cases on behalf of a Local Government entity.
Andrew excels at technical points of law and also provides clients with the benefit of his carefully honed negotiation skills at Mediations, Pre-Trial Conferences and Informal Conferences. Andrew possesses the extensive experience and tactical skills required to successfully negotiate difficult issues (such as liability apportionment issues) which are usually vigorously contested between Defendants and/or Third Parties.
He has also had the conduct of a significant number of trials in the District Court and appeals in the Supreme Court. Andrew has had an approximately 80% success rate at trial.
"It’s a really good feeling, in court, when you achieve a good result and you convey that win to your client. You see the impact when you get to tell your client."
Andrew joined the Civic Legal team in 2007 and is now one of its key practitioners with a loyal client base.
Local Government Law
Construction Contract Issues
Dog Act Prosecutions
Rates Recovery and Enforcement actions
Administrative Law and other public law issues
Bachelor of Arts - University of the Witwatersrand (1985)
Bachelor of Laws- University of the Witwatersrand (1988)
Barristers’ Board Top-up/Bridging Course – University of Western Australia (1991)
Supreme Court of Western Australia (1993)
High Court of Australia (2003)