Areas of Expertise

Employment, Workplace Relations and Safety

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.

What others say

"Recognised Lawyer, Labour and Employment"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, 2019
"Best Lawyer, Employee Benefits Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2019-2025
"Best Lawyer, Labour and Employment Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2021-2025


Workforce change

Workforce restructuring, organisational change and redundancy, and transfer of business issues, to limit the impact on the business.

Executive standards

Managing executive separations, conflicting interests, compliance with behavioural standards, and counselling and disciplinary matters.

Employee claims

Managing and general protections, victimisation claims and enquiries by compliance agencies, across industries, including Aged Care complaints.


Managing privileged investigations and forensic recovery of data, and disciplinary and dismissal issues including general protections and unfair dismissal claims, before the Fair Work Commission and Federal Courts.

Educational sessions

Delivering more than 300 on-site WHS educational sessions across regional Queensland and in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Adelaide and Canberra, to leading employers in mining, construction, infrastructure, energy, water, utilities, road and rail projects, addressing: • Safety leadership and preventative management of WHS through effective due diligence to keep people safe and manage legal compliance in the process; and • State and Federal laws and obligations to third parties and managing (sub-)contractors, workers and alliances.