Andrew has extensive experience in representing and providing high level, strategic and complex workplace relations advice to a wide range of Commonwealth departments and agencies over the last 15 years. This includes significant experience in litigating on behalf of the Commonwealth (generally on the instructions of Comcover) in the Fair Work Commission, the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
The matters Andrew assists with include:
Over the course of his career, Andrew has worked with the majority of the largest Commonwealth departments and agencies. His current and recent clients include: Comcover, Services Australia, the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Airservices Australia, the National Disability Insurance Agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Parliamentary Services, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and Communications, the National Indigenous Australians Agency, IP Australia and the Special Broadcasting Services Corporation (SBS).
He has also worked extensively as an executive level lawyer within the Commonwealth (at the Attorney-General’s Department, Centrelink Legal Services, Comcare, the AFP and Airservices Australia), both as an in-house lawyer and, after coming to private practice, as part of secondment arrangements.
The time Andrew has spent working with, and within the Commonwealth gives him a valuable perspective on the public sector and expertise in the practical application of related legislation such as the Public Service Act 1999, the Legal Services Directions 2017, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 and the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977.
Andrew also has extensive experience in conducting complex and sensitive workplace investigations (including numerous Code of Conduct investigations) and reviews of workplace culture.
He has undertaken investigations and reviews for a wide range of Commonwealth and State and Territory government departments and agencies, including: the AFP; the Department of Home Affairs; Services Australia; the Department of Veterans Affairs; the Department of Parliamentary Services; the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development; the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and Communications; the National Indigenous Australians Agency; ACT Health Directorate; ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate; NSW Ministry of Health; Transport for NSW; Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria.
He is generally engaged to conduct investigations where the matter is complex, sensitive or otherwise requires a high level of expertise and judgement to be exercised.
In 2022, Andrew was recognised as one of Canberra's leading employment lawyers by Doyle’s Guide.
18 May 2022 - Knowledge
#Workplace Relations & Safety
The principles regarding repudiation of an employment contract are well established, but the application of these principles can often give rise to disputes, particularly in cases of employee repudiation.
07 April 2022 - Knowledge
#Workplace Relations & Safety, #Australian Government
The Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Division of the federal courts are ostensibly no-costs jurisdictions. But in what circumstances will costs be awarded in employment-related proceedings?
22 Mar 22 to 09 Nov 22
In this seminar series, we look at the opportunities and issues for major infrastructure projects across a range of sectors, including health, housing and new energy. This seminar series is being offered in our Brisbane office and online. Registration for this seminar series is complimentary and now open.
07 Apr 22 to 10 Nov 22
More than ever, ports are vital nodes for an increasingly complex web of international trade and supply chains. Ports have become an increasing focus for security, environmental and competition regulation and their role and efficiency within global supply chains is being scrutinised by governments and industry alike. At the same time, ports find themselves at the forefront of the development and facilitation of alternative energy sources, often literally acting as the gatekeepers for the inflow of such technology and projects into Australia or out to the rest of the world. This series will look at how Australian ports might navigate these challenges and opportunities in 2022.
10 May 22 to 29 Nov 22
Holding Redlich is pleased to invite you to our 2022 Queensland local government seminar series which we have tailored specifically for mayors, councillors and Queensland local government employees including lawyers, town planners and compliance officers. These seminars will offer you insights, updates and practical tips from our experts on topics which we consider to be particularly relevant for local governments.