Andrew was admitted to the bar in 1997 after graduating with degrees in Law and Arts (English) at the University of Canterbury. He then travelled to Singapore and worked as a paralegal for Chor Pee & Partners for two years. Andrew initially worked in the litigation team there before being transferred to work in the firm’s corporate team assisting with the Hewlett-Packard demerger for the final nine months of his contract.
Andrew returned to Christchurch in 2000, initially working at another Christchurch law firm before joining Saunders Robinson Brown in 2002. He became a partner in October 2006.
Andrew advises clients on a wide range of commercial litigation matters including general commercial litigation, relationship property and family property claims and dispute resolution. He also has specialist knowledge in all aspects of employment law and regularly advises clients in relation to employment agreements, personal grievances and other employment related matters.
Some of Andrew's recent work includes:
- Representing a successful hotel and tourist accommodation business in High Court proceedings taken by investors in relation to securities law issues
- Advising a shareholder and director of a closely held company in relation to a dispute between shareholders and successfully negotiating a resolution
- Representing a trustee in an urgent High Court hearing in relation to an application for removal as trustee of a family trust
- Drafting and finalising various different employment agreements for a client purchasing an established Foodstuffs affiliated business
- Assisting an employer to negotiate an exit agreement with an underperforming employee
- Past member of the New Zealand Law Society (Canterbury-Westland branch) Employment Law Committee
- Member of the New Zealand Law Society