Drawing on more than 20 years’ specialist experience, Andrew helps leading employers manage all aspects of their workforce through strategic advice, training and litigation services, to help meet their corporate goals
An engaging educator, he presents across the country on practical steps to manage occupational / work health and safety (WHS) obligations and on employment, industrial relations, bullying and harassment and discrimination issues and legislative updates.
With a wealth of experience in conducting and managing investigations and dealing with regulators as a “small target” to protect the client’s interest, Andrew helps leading employers develop and implement strategies to avoid litigation, achieve compliance and develop their workforce.
The inaugural chair of the Australian Human Resources Institute Occupational Health and Safety/Risk Management Forum in Brisbane and a regular guest lecturer for the UQ Business School Master in Business Administration (MBA) course, Andrew has an avid interest in people and preventative management through effective, ongoing due diligence.
Andrew has been acknowledged by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2018 & 2019) for his work in the Labour and Employment space. He has also been recognised by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia (2019 & 2020) in the area of Employee Benefits law. Andrew was recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a leading (2018) or recommended (2015 – 2017 and 2019) employment lawyer in the Queensland employment law market, and as a recommended workplace health & safety lawyer in Queensland (2017 – 2018).
Recent experience includes:
- Preparing employment contracts and policies and policy review
- Workforce structuring, organisational change and redundancy, and transfer of business issues, to limit the impact on the business.
- Managing executive separations, conflicting interests, compliance with behavioural standards, and counselling and disciplinary matters.
- Advising leading construction, energy and hospitality employers and individual leaders about steps to manage legal risks proactively and how to manage relationships with suppliers, contractors, designers and clients they deal with.
- Conducting privileged investigations into WHS incidents.