Andrew has been listed by the prestigious Doyle's Guide as a lawyer of note. He has spent over 30 years working in plaintiff law firms, including over 25 years as a qualified lawyer. He practices exclusively in civil law and has appeared on behalf of his clients in just about every court and tribunal in Queensland.
“My Grandfather was State President and Secretary of the Federated Engine Drivers and Firemen’s Association of Australia (FEDFA), which has since merged with the CFMMEU. I was proud of the work he did fighting for the rights of workers, and I became a lawyer so I could continue that tradition of helping Australians." says Andrew.
“It’s so rewarding to be able to assist a client in one of the most difficult and challenging periods of their life. I’m inspired by the manner in which clients overcome such incredible adversity and I’m driven by the incredibly intelligent, hard-working, passionate and – most importantly – empathetic people at Maurice Blackburn.”
Andrew is dedicated to social justice and serving the Queensland community. He works closely with peak allied health organisations APA, AHTA, OTA, AOPA and ESSA on education and policy. His advocacy for vulnerable road users resulted in him appearing on their behalf before the Queensland Parliamentary Enquiry into Cycling in 2013. In May 2018, he authored submissions to the National Quadbike Taskforce with the ACCC. He is the Queensland face of Maurice Blackburn’s Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You (SMIDSY) campaign for motorcycle safety.
Andrew has also been instrumental in improving the safety of surf lifesavers in Queensland. In 2003, he helped implement policy changes regarding the correct protocol for using inflatable rescue boats.
Andrew has volunteered at the Sunshine Coast Community Legal Service for more than a decade. In his spare time he appreciates all forms of sport and barracks for Liverpool, Brisbane Roar, Brisbane Lions, Parramatta Eels and Queensland Reds.
Please contact Andrew directly for details about his specific areas of law and how he can help you.
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