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Andrew Rich

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Industrial and Employment Law Claims and Wills, Probates and Estates

07 3331 9100
Brisbane, Queensland
English, French

Andrew Rich is the Practice Group Leader of Industrial and Employment Law in the Brisbane office of Slater and Gordon. He was attracted to this area of the law as it enables him to do what he can to protect, support and advance the rights of working men and women in their employment.

Andrew's extensive experience both as a barrister and solicitor in Sydney and Brisbane includes working in-house for the CPSU as an industrial officer and a national legal officer.

He regularly advises unions and employees operating in both the state and federal public sectors, as well as, the private sector.

Andrew has experience in the entire range of law relating to employment including administrative law, workers compensation, anti-discrimination, and industrial and employment law. He has conducted industrial disputes, freedom of association and duress cases, unfair contract claims, breach of contract and misrepresentation claims, unfair and unlawful dismissal cases, and claims of discrimination and harassment. He has also acted in union rules and demarcation matters, as well as, being involved in award and agreement making.

It was Slater and Gordon's strong history of representing trade unions and the opportunity of providing better services to workers in Queensland that attracted Andrew to Slater and Gordon.

Andrew is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono and Legal Profession Committee.


  • Industrial law
  • Employment law
  • Human rights law
  • Trade union experience 
  • Wills, Probates and Estates

Career history

  • Slater and Gordon since 2008 (practice group leader)
  • 2004 - 2008, Barrister in NSW and QLD
  • 2000 - 2004, CPSU (national legal officer)
  • 2000 - 2001, CPSU (industrial officer)
  • 1998 - 2000, Blake Dawson Waldron (lawyer) 

Memberships and associations

  • Australian Labor Party
  • Queensland Industrial Relations Society
  • Australian Labour Law Association 

Professional qualifications and admissions

  • 1999 Admitted, Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • 1999 Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law
  • 1997 Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Queensland
  • 1994 Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Queensland