Notable Appeals (Criminal Law)
High Court of Australia
Andrew has been engaged as junior counsel in a number of successful appeals in the High Court of Australia. His appeal work includes cases concerning propensity evidence for violent and sexual offences, as well as the constitutional guarantee of jury trials for certain crimes under the laws of the Commonwealth.
Queensland Court of Appeal
Andrew has appeared as both lead and junior counsel in the Queensland Court of Appeal, in relation to appeals against conviction as well as sentence.
Criminal Trial Experience (Lead Advocate)
Andrew is an experienced criminal lawyer who has appeared as an advocate on numerous criminal trials before the Supreme and District Courts in Queensland:
Homicide offences: murder, manslaughter, dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death;
Drug offences: trafficking in dangerous drugs; supplying dangerous drugs;
Sexual offences: maintaining a sexual relationship with a child; rape; assault with intent to rape; indecent treatment of a child under 16; possessing child exploitation material; sexual assault; unnatural offences
Violent offences: robbery; grievous bodily harm; torture; assault occasioning bodily harm; wounding; deprivation of liberty; common assault; going armed so as to cause fear;
Dishonesty offences: burglary; fraud; stealing;
Driving offences: dangerous operation of a vehicle.
Commissions, Inquiries and Tribunals
Andrew has experience in appearing for clients before commissions of inquiry, coronial inquests and tribunals throughout Australia.
Between 2013 and 2016, Andrew appeared for survivors or others in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Andrew
has experience in appearing before the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) both for individuals and organisations in relation to disciplinary proceedings and other proceedings.
As part of his work in employment law, Andrew has appeared for clients before the Fair Work Commission.
Andrew has experience in assisting individuals in other specialised inquiries or commissions, such as coronial inquests and secret hearings before the Australian Crime Commission and the Crime and Corruption Commission.
Andrew completed a bachelor of economics and laws with honours degree, with his honours’ thesis being co-supervised by Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson. In 2006 he completed the Bar Practice Course through Queensland University of Technology. He has completed trial and appellate advocacy programs through the Australian Advocacy Institute. His qualifications include:
Bar Practice Course
Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland
Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia
Andrew previously worked for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and was appointed a Crown Prosecutor in 2007, a Senior Crown Prosecutor in 2009 and a Principal Crown Prosecutor in 2011. He has worked also in private practice as a barrister within 8 Petrie Terrace Chambers.
He became a Partner and Director of the law firm Boe Williams Anderson, prior to it merging with Fredericks Heywood in 2016 to form Anderson Fredericks Turner.
Andrew is currently a member of the Children’s Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society. He formerly held executive positions on the executive of the Downs and South West Law Association.
In 2015 Andrew received the ‘Outstanding Early Career’ Alumni Award from James Cook University through the College of Business, Law and Governance.
Andrew has been recommended as a leading criminal lawyer in Queensland by independent review from 2015 to 2018 (Doyles Guide). He is also recommended as one of the leading criminal lawyers in Australia and corporate and white-collar crime lawyers in Australia (Doyles Guide).