Having commenced his legal career in 2008 at Slater and Gordon, Andrew is a senior member of the Class Actions team.
Andrew leads a team with demonstrated expertise litigating both common law personal injury claims and complex commercial cases. This team currently acts for shareholders in a class action brought against failed education provider Vocation Limited, and PricewaterhouseCoopers as well as running litigation arising from alleged mis-selling of consumer credit card insurance by Australian banks.
During his time at Slater and Gordon Andrew has worked on numerous high-profile cases which have secured hundreds of millions of dollars for clients and group members, including:
- The Manus Island class action, which settled in 2017 for $70m plus costs, representing Australia’s largest ever human rights settlement;
- The Centro shareholder class action, which was the largest shareholder class action settlement in Australian history. Slater and Gordon represented 5,000 mainly ‘mum and dad’ retail investors who shared in $50m from the total $200m payment by the company and PricewaterhouseCoopers;
- Successful class actions brought by shareholders as against GPT ($75m), Newcrest ($36m) and Billabong ($45m); and
- Investor actions against trustee companies and financial advisors.
Investigating and commencing new class actions is a key component of Andrew’s role, which has enabled Slater and Gordon to begin various proceedings, including against Deloitte in relation to the collapse of listed building services company Hastie Group Limited.
Andrew’s work at Slater and Gordon reflects his commitment to the importance of providing access to justice for all and holding the powerful to account. To this end, beyond his work with the class action team, Andrew also has a significant pro bono practice and has acted in individual personal injury and commercial matters on both a No-Win, No-Fee and fee-for-service basis.
Andrew is a member of Slater and Gordon’s Pro Bono and Legal Profession Committee.
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
- Admitted, High Court of Australia
- Admitted, Supreme Court of Victoria
- Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne
- Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne
- 2008 - Present, Slater and Gordon
Memberships and Associations
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Australian Services Union