Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in assisting doctors in a variety of forums, including claims for negligence, the Coroners Court, AHPRA, Medicare, Drugs and Poisons Regulation, the Fair Work Commission, disputes with training colleges, hospitals and WorkSafe. He also has a significant criminal practice involving defending health practitioners charged with a variety of criminal offences.

He has particular expertise in dealing with employment disputes, including claims for unfair dismissal and complaints of bullying and harassment. He also deals extensively with matters involving AHPRA, including assisting health practitioners with the immediate action process, complaints about a variety of professional misconduct or health issues, and attending with health practitioners at Performance and Professional Standards Panel hearings, health assessments, performance assessments and in more serious matters, at VCAT.

He brings timely, sensible and practical advice to any situation in which a health practitioner finds themselves in some form of trouble or dispute related to their practice. He also presents regularly at industry conference and seminars.

Andrew has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions of Best Lawyers® Australia for Medical Negligence. He has been recognised in the Doyle’s Legal Guide Melbourne 2020/2021 as one of the recommended tier of Medical Negligence Lawyers (Defendant).

Areas of Expertise
  • Government
  • Healthcare + Life Sciences
  • Inquiries, Investigations + Prosecutions

Industry Representation
  • Healthcare + Life Sciences
  • Public Sector + Education
  • Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Professional Affiliations
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Medico-Legal Society of Victoria