Areas of Expertise

Construction & Infrastructure, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Major Projects, Transport & Logistics

Andrew Kelly has more than 20 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 leads a pre-eminent team of construction lawyers in Queensland who are regarded as leading advisers to the industry, particularly in relation to the adjudication process under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (QLD).

Andrew is recognised as one of Queensland's top construction lawyers

What others say

"Ranked Band 4, Construction"
Chambers Guide Asia Pacific 2014-2024
"Recognised Lawyer, Construction"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017-2021
Leading Lawyer - Construction & Infrastructure, Australia
Doyles Guide 2023
Recommended, Infrastructure Projects and Construction
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024


Significant projects

Large scale LNG projects in Queensland, Roy Hill Expansion, Wheatstone, Gold Coast Light Rail – stages 1 and 2, Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal, Gorgon Project, Brisbane International Airport Expansion.


Advised on International Chamber of Commerce arbitrations involving international parties on LNG projects, Gladstone.

Contract drafting and documentation

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.


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.
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