Andrew is a Special Counsel in construction, infrastructure and projects, and has in excess of 30 years experience within the broader construction industry. He has designed, constructed and superintended infrastructure projects, has been an advisor during their development, construction and operation, and has drafted and negotiated their various forms of project documentation.
Andrew specialises in the preparation and negotiation of project documentation, along with the provision of contractual advice throughout the life of a project. He has acted for developers, contractors, owners, resource companies, energy providers, suppliers, consultants, to name a few.
Andrew’s practice is influenced by his decade practicing as an engineer, which has provided him with an ability to readily understand the technical aspects of your projects and assets, and to appreciate that you want practical, efficient and commercially focussed assistance.
In addition to having provided legal services to a diverse range of clients, for several years Andrew was the Queensland Legal Manager for an international engineering and advisory consultancy firm. That saw Andrew addressing the various legal issues facing a company with broad interests, including regulatory, property and leasing, and litigation. Andrew’s legal in-house experience also involved secondments in the rail and energy sectors. Andrew understands your commercial imperatives.
While both as an engineer and an in-house lawyer, Andrew has procured external legal support, so he understands what is important and what you expect when it comes to the provision of legal services.
Andrew’s experience includes:
13 May 2020 - Knowledge
#Construction & Infrastructure
We often see contractual obligations on parties to act in ‘good faith’ – but what does this mean? How do courts interpret this term? We unravel the doctrine of good faith through a practice example.
18 March 2020 - Knowledge
#Construction & Infrastructure, #COVID-19
As responses to COVID-19 continue to develop, many construction and infrastructure businesses might have at least part of their workforce working from home or otherwise remotely. We outline 10 key things businesses can now do to get in front of the game once the world returns to normal.
11 Feb 20 to 10 Nov 20 - Brisbane
This series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to buy and/or sell better, will ensure you remain compliant in this increasingly regulated environment, and will maximise your chances of success and beat off the competition.
08 Oct 20
Please join us for an interactive webinar on Roads, is it a public highway and a road? with Nick Sissons as part of our local government series.
08 Oct 20 to 04 Nov 20
The response to our Victorian local government webinar series has been amazing and we are pleased to expand our offering to keep you informed of changes within your industry. Our additional webinars will be aimed at Council staff who have responsibility for: procurement, crown land dealings (NEW DATE), wages and working conditions and undertaking of road works and services.