Andrew has over 19 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 14 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, 2014 and 2015.
Andrew is ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 and 2015, and was most recently noted by the legal directory for the “increasing demand for his construction disputes skills” in the market. He has been acknowledged by Doyle’s Guide since 2012 and in the 2014 – 2016 editions of Doyle’s has been recognised as a pre-eminent construction & infrastructure lawyer in Queensland, rating him in the top 4 construction lawyers in the State. In Doyle’s Guide’s Australia-wide Construction & Infrastructure lawyer rankings in 2016, he has also received recognition as a recommended lawyer. He has also been recognised by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia (2013 – 2017 inclusive) 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, 2014 and 2015. He has been “unreservedly recommended” in the Asia Legal Pacific 500 2010/2011 rankings.
Andrew has significant recent experience, both transactional and dispute work, on a diverse range of complicated projects across Queensland and Australia, including:
- Gateway Duplication Project
- Clem 7 Project
- Lane Cove Tunnel Project
- Airport Link Project
- Go Between Bridge Project
- LNG projects in Queensland – Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Project, Australian Pacific LNG Project and Gladstone LNG Project
- Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Project
- Gorgon Project
- Abbot Point Coal Terminal Expansion Project
- Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Expansion Project
- NCIG Port Expansion Project, Newcastle
- Brisbane International Airport Expansion Project
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.