Andrew was born and bred in Hobart. He graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1989 and commenced at Dobson Mitchell & Allport in 1990. He remained there for 25 years, including 12 as partner/director, practising in the commercial litigation area. This included advising Councils and developers in areas of planning and environment, and liquidators and administrators in insolvency and reconstruction. He also advised on professional negligence and conduct.
He was managing partner and also the first managing director following the incorporation of the practice.
He has served on the Board of Legal Education and is an author of Civil Procedure Tasmania and a member of the Supreme Court Rules Committee.
He is married with 2 adult children, and spends his spare time rowing generally slowly on the Derwent.
QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS
1990 – Bachelor of Laws UTAS
1991- Admitted to Supreme Court of Tasmania and High Court of Australia
2006 – Author Civil Procedure Tasmania
2014 – Member Supreme Court of Tasmania Rules Committee
2018-2020 – Council member Tasmanian Independent Bar
2019 – Member Tasmanian Liquor and Gambling Commission
McCormack v Qin  TASSC 61 and  TASSC 67
Branch- Allen v Easther  TASSC 29
Hope v Australian Community Pharmacy Authority  FCA 1597 and  FCA 669
Slopen Main Pty Ltd v Hope  FCAFC 203
Copper Mines of Tasmania Pty Ltd v Cooper  TASSC 25
Lucas v Zomay Holdings Pty Ltd  FCA 830
Boland v Clarence City Council  TASFC 5
Burnett v Browne  FCA 85,  FCA 373,  FCA 703
Borg Manufacturing Pty Ltd v Van’t Sant  TASSC 24
Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Piggott Wood & Baker  FCA 193.
AREAS OF LAW
Trusts and Equity
Planning and Local Government
Environmental and Resources