Andrew Anderson - Lawyer - Anderson Legal

Andrew Anderson has a proven history of success as a lawyer.

Having successfully represented litigants in the High Court of Australia, Queensland Court of Appeal, Fair Work Commission and multiple other courts and tribunals, Andrew Anderson understands how to succeed for his clients.

Experience & Expertise

Andrew Anderson works as an employment lawyer in Brisbane, Queensland. Although based in Brisbane, he operates nationally. His practice mainly concerns representing small to medium-sized businesses, executives and employees.

While his employment practice primarily involves advisory work and discreet resolutions to workplace disputes, it is comprehensive and extends to full litigation. Focus areas include contracts, data and privacy, discrimination, dismissals, misconduct, redundancy, and work health and safety issues. His appellate practice covers multiple courts and areas of law.

Andrew Anderson is an experienced lawyer who has been independently described by the Courier Mail as “one of the best legal minds” and a “leading corporate and white-collar crime lawyer” (16 December 2021). In 2015, he was awarded the ‘Outstanding Early Career’ Alumni Award from James Cook University through the College of Business, Law and Governance.

On a daily basis, Andrew Anderson applies his skills and knowledge to guide clients through challenging, complex and serious problems. As may be seen from publicly accessible cases and law reports, his expertise and professional experience speaks for itself.

Appellate Experience: High Court

  • Fennell [2019] HCA 37 (instructing solicitor to Holt QC and Gover) (wrongful conviction)
  • BBH [2012] HCA 9 (junior counsel to Moynihan SC) (admissibility of evidence)
  • Handlen; Paddison [2011] HCA 51 (junior counsel to Sofronoff SG QC) (Constitutional rights)
  • Hargraves ; Stoten [2011] HCA 44 (junior counsel to Sofronoff SG QC) (Constitutional rights)
  • Roach [2011] HCA 12 (junior counsel to Moynihan SC) (admissibility of evidence)

Appellate Experience:
Queensland Court of Appeal

Appellate Experience: Queensland Court of Appeal

  • Young [2021] QCA 131 (instructing solicitor to Holt QC) (miscarriage of justice)
  • Young [2020] QCA 3 (instructing solicitor to Holt QC) (miscarriage of justice)
  • Succarieh [2017] QCA 85  (instructing solicitor to Ryan QC and Ivessa) (sentencing principles)
  • Houkamau [2016] QCA 328 (sentencing principles)
  • Dunn [2014] QCA 254 (instructing solicitor to Holt SC) (miscarriage of justice)
  • Dunrobin [2013] QCA 175 (junior counsel to Callaghan SC) (miscarriage of justice)
  • Suarez [2012] QCA 190 (sentencing principles)
  • Perini; ex parte A-G (Qld) (No. 2) [2011] QCA 384 (junior counsel to Moynihan SC) (sentencing principles)
  • Derks [2011] QCA 295 (sentencing principles)
  • You [2011] QCA 279 (sentencing principles)
  • Weekes [2011] QCA 262 (sentencing principles)
  • Price; ex parte A-G (Qld) [2011] QCA 87 (junior counsel to Sofronoff SG QC) (sentencing principles)
  • Perini; ex parte A-G (Qld) [2011] QCA 30 (junior counsel to Moynihan SC) (sentencing principles)
  • Stone [2010] QCA 157 (sentencing principles)
  • AAL [2010] QCA 146 (sentencing principles)
  • Gabbert [2010] QCA 133 (sentencing principles)

Courts, Commissions & Tribunals

In addition to his appellate work, Andrew Anderson has experience before many other courts, commissions and tribunals, including:

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Fair Work Commission
  • Queensland Industrial Relations Commission
  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Crime and Corruption Commission (Queensland)
  • Australian Criminal and Intelligence Commission
  • Coroners Court (New South Wales / Queensland)

Andrew Anderson represented numerous clients, many being survivors of child sexual abuse, before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Case Studies 4 (Sydney), 12 (Perth), 15 (Sydney), 34 (Brisbane) and 38 (Sydney). He previously served for several years as a member of the Children’s Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society.

With a background as a Principal Crown Prosecutor, Andrew Anderson has prosecuted numerous jury trials before the Supreme and District Courts in Queensland, including for charges of murder, manslaughter, attempted murder and trafficking in dangerous drugs.

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Why should I call and what happens next?

If you need legal advice or are unsure whether you do, you should call Anderson Legal because it costs you nothing but time to work out if this firm can help you. If we cannot help you, we may know who can.

When you call, you will be asked a few questions about yourself, your issue and what you are trying to achieve.

A lawyer will ideally speak to you immediately and provide general information about critical issues and options available. The information may explain how specific advice and representation may assist you.

If you want to engage this firm to provide you with specific advice or representation, estimates of costs will be provided so far as possible.

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Can We Help?

It costs nothing but time to see if we are the right firm for your case. Contact us to see if this firm can assist you.

This firm offers a ‘free consultation’. The reason is simple – it shouldn’t cost anything for a person to pick up the phone and understand if a particular law firm can help them or not. Anderson Legal takes the time necessary to understand the issues and to determine if we are in a real position to provide the standard of advice and representation you are entitled to expect.

Our Clients

Our clients make our practice. They are the ones we worry about each day and to whom we owe a great obligation.

Our clients often have sought out Anderson Legal because they have been told something about expertise and experience. They put their faith and trust in the work of this firm. Professional reputation follows reality and not the other way around. Andrew Anderson, Legal Director, offers our clients a proven track record of success in complex and challenging cases across all court levels, including multiple appeals before the High Court of Australia.

Cost Comparisons

Comparing lawyers is not just a question of price but value. Backed by the experience of successful courtroom advocacy across Australia, this firm offers significant value to its clients beyond price.
It isn’t easy to compare lawyers. Past courtroom experience and outcomes achieved do provide some basis for comparison. Andrew Anderson has an enviable record of success in contested hearings, trials and appeals.

This firm is committed to providing premium legal services at competitive rates, but the price is only one measure of value. When you face a legal issue, particularly a complex one, there are other issues to consider.

As a lawyer who has achieved significant outcomes in various contexts – as a Principal Crown Prosecutor, barrister, and law firm principal – Andrew Anderson brings a different level of experience to his advice and representation as compared to most solicitors. While he routinely works with leading Queens Counsel and other specialist barristers in complex cases, his significant experience in litigating and resolving disputes in cases throughout Australia means his clients have genuine expertise available from the start.

This firm may use several fee options, either exclusively or at various stages. The purpose is to make legal fees predictable, understandable, and transparent. Options include ‘fixed fee’ agreements, ‘capped’ legal costs, and agreements where the costs are calculated on a ‘pay as you go’ basis.

Entering into costs agreements that are understandable and transparent allows this firm to remain focused on the outcomes our clients seek.

Our Referrals

If unfortunately, we cannot provide you with advice or representation, we will probably know who can.

The areas of law this practice handles are deliberately narrow and deep. Our deep focus on select areas of law allows this firm to handle some of the most complex and challenging cases that come before the courts.

It is not uncommon for this firm to receive enquiries we know will be better handled by others. In the interests of maintaining the highest standards, there are also occasions when cases we would otherwise welcome are declined to focus on existing clients’ needs. In such instances, we will try to identify who may be in a position to assist you.


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Office & Postal Address

Anderson Legal prioritises meetings via video-conferencing platforms. In-person meetings are strictly by appointment only. The office and postal address for this firm is 5 / 2 Benson Street, Toowong, QLD 4066.