B. A., LL. B. (Hons) (USyd)
05 December 2008
Signed Bar Roll:
01 May 2014
Owen Dixon Chambers West
Floor 5, Room 15
525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Admitted to Practice:
Areas of Practice:
- Building & Construction Law
- Civil Law
- Commercial Law
Andrew is a commercial barrister specialising in building and construction, and domestic building disputes. He accepts briefs in matters relating to building and construction, including security of payment disputes, domestic building contract disputes, and general commercial matters.
He regularly appears in a variety of jurisdictions, from the Victorian Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Australia to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
His practice also encompasses alternative dispute resolution including appearing in commercial arbitrations and mediations.
He previously worked as a solicitor at both Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Freehills (as it then was) as a construction litigator and general commercial litigator respectively. During his time at Corrs, he was an instructing solicitor in the matter of Altsom Ltd v Yokogawa Australia Pty Ltd and anor (No. 7)  SASC 49.
Formerly a full time logistics officer in the Royal Australian Air Force before his law career, Andrew continues to serve in the RAAF reserve, now as a legal officer.
Memberships and Associations:
Andrew is a member of the Society of Construction Law Australia, and also the Building Dispute Practitioners Society.
Recent appearances the subject of published decisions include:
- Pendrigh v Australian Bight Abalone Ltd & Ors (unreported judgement of the VSC, 13 August 2014) – an application to set aside summary judgment
- Alphonso v P & JM De Leo Pty Ltd (Building and Property)  VCAT 1459 – a domestic building contract dispute
- Elmarraoui v Building Practitioners Board (Review and Regulation)  VCAT 150 – an application for review of a decision of the Building Practioners Board