Andrew has over 18 years' experience in construction and engineering matters, both in Australia and in the United Kingdom, and advises principals, contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects, and other consultants.
Andrew's expertise covers both ends of contracting – from drafting and advising on contractual documentation, to claims and dispute resolution.
Andrew leads a pre-eminent Construction team in Queensland consisting of 12 construction lawyers. His team are regarded as leading advisers to the industry, particularly in relation to the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act. The team was rated in the top 4 law firms in Queensland with respect to construction disputes by Doyle's Guide to Lawyers 2012 and 2014.
Andrew is ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific (2014) as a leading lawyer in the construction industry. He has also been 'unreservedly recommended' in the Asia Legal Pacific 500 2010/2011 rankings as well as acknowledged by Doyle's Guide to Lawyers as a leading construction lawyer in Queensland for 2012 and as a pre-eminent construction lawyer in Queensland in 2014. He has been recognised by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia 2013 and 2014 in the area of construction/infrastructure, and as a leading construction lawyer in both the Guide to the World's Leading Construction Lawyers 2013, and the International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers 2013.
Recent experience includes:
- Acted in a significant Queensland Supreme Court litigation in relation to construction and engineering disputes.
- Advised on ICC arbitrations involving international parties on LNG projects, Gladstone.
- Acted on large infrastructure related adjudications under Security of Payment legislation ranging from A$1 million to $80 million in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, and Western Australia.
- Advised on significant contract drafting and documentation work including Central Queensland coal project, Broken Hill nickel plant, LNG related projects, road rehabilitation projects, water and pipeline projects, and office and residential developments.