While Andrew has a history of representing clients in high-profile cases, his work is now primarily devoted to assisting businesses and individuals to resolve legal problems quickly and discreetly.
Based in Brisbane, Andrew operates nationally in assisting clients to deal with legal issues.
Andrew Anderson deliberately handles a narrow set of legal areas, so his expertise in each can run deep.
Having successfully represented litigants in the High Court of Australia, Queensland Court of Appeal, Fair Work Commission, and multiple other courts and tribunals, his history shows that he understands how to succeed in contested litigation.
As may be seen from publicly reported cases, his expertise and experience speaks for itself.
Andrew Anderson has proven his ability to help clients navigate complex issues.
Andrew Anderson has degrees in Economics and Law (Hons). His Honours’ thesis was co-supervised by Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson. He has undertaken post-graduate studies in cyber security management.
Prior to starting Anderson Legal in 2019, Andrew worked as a barrister both as a Principal Crown Prosecutor and in private practice with 8 Petrie Terrace Chambers in Brisbane. He was first appointed a Crown Prosecutor at age 22. Following that, he was appointed a Senior Crown Prosecutor aged 24. After being appointed a Principal Crown Prosecutor aged 26, he moved into private practice as a barrister with 8 Petrie Terrace Chambers in Brisbane. He left practice as a barrister to become a partner in an innovative and successful law firm. When he left that firm to start Anderson Legal, it had grown from a single office in Brisbane to six office locations across Queensland.
Andrew started Anderson Legal out of a desire to operate a boutique firm that was accessible to businesses of all kinds and individuals from all walks of life. He is committed to reducing the risks, costs, and complexity associated with regulatory compliance for small businesses. Believing access to justice ought to be a professional concern for all lawyers, Andrew is also committed to providing affordable services to individuals.
Despite being independently recommended as among the leading criminal lawyers in Australia and leading white-collar crime, corporate crime, and regulatory investigations lawyers in Australia prior to starting Anderson Legal in 2019 (Doyles Guide: 2019), Andrew now generally restricts his criminal law work to complex appeals, as well as crimes associated with employment, safety, or privacy issues.
High Court of Australia
Fennell  HCA 37 (instructing solicitor to Holt QC and Gover)
Roach  HCA 12 (junior counsel to Moynihan SC)
Queensland Court of Appeal
Young  QCA 131 (instructing solicitor to Holt QC)
Young  QCA 3 (instructing solicitor to Holt QC)
Succarieh; ex-parte CDPP  QCA 85 (instructing solicitor to Ryan QC and Ivessa)
Houkamau  QCA 328
Dunn  QCA 254 (instructing solicitor to Holt SC)
Dunrobin  QCA 175 (junior counsel to Callaghan SC)
Suarez  QCA 190 (sentencing principles)
Perini; ex parte A-G (Qld) (No. 2)  QCA 384 (junior counsel to Moynihan SC)
Derks  QCA 295
You  QCA 279
Weekes  QCA 262
Price; ex parte A-G (Qld)  QCA 87 (junior counsel to Sofronoff SG QC)
Perini; ex parte A-G (Qld)  QCA 30 (junior counsel to Moynihan SC)
Stone  QCA 157
AAL  QCA 146
Gabbert  QCA 133
Courts & Tribunals
In addition to his appellate work before the High Court of Australia and Queensland Court of Appeal, Andrew Anderson has experience before many other courts, commissions and tribunals across Australia, 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 survivors of child sexual abuse) before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Case Studies 4, 12, 15, 34, and 38.
Jury Trials & Advocacy
Unlike many solicitors, Andrew Anderson has conducted numerous jury trials as a barrister and advocate. The experience of actually cross-examining witnesses on multiple occasions, or delivering a closing address to a jury in a complex trial, represents an additional layer of knowledge and experience few solicitors possess.
With a background as a Principal Crown Prosecutor and barrister in private practice at 8 Petrie Terrace Chambers, Andrew has undertaken numerous jury trials before the Supreme and District Courts in Queensland:
Dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death
Grievous bodily harm
Assault occasioning bodily harm
Deprivation of liberty
Going armed so as to cause fear
Assault with intent to rape
Indecent treatment of a child
Maintaining a sexual relationship with a child
Possession of child exploitation material
Trafficking in dangerous drugs
Supplying dangerous drugs
Receiving tainted property
Dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death
Dangerous operation of a vehicle
Areas of Practice
This firm safeguards what matters most and acts purposefully in times of crisis.
Anderson Legal focuses on the following areas of law:
Employment & Industrial
Data & Privacy
Work Health & Safety
Within each of these areas, this firm does three things:
1. Safeguarding businesses
Most businesses know how fundamental regulatory compliance is to their day-to-day operations yet struggle to stay on top of what the law requires. Anderson Legal simplifies compliance activity for businesses by:
simplifying workplace relations and compliance
helping to navigate data and privacy regulation
advising on work health and safety issues
2. Resolving legal conflict
Successfully resolving legal conflicts requires more than an understanding of your rights and responsibilities. It requires an appreciation of the potential risks and benefits of different choices, as well as the ability to persuade others to reach a resolution. This law firm can help by resolving:
workplace disputes for employers and employees
data and privacy breach issues for businesses
work health and safety issues for businesses
3. Contesting legal disputes
Contested legal issues can place a lot of pressure on businesses and individuals. This firm should be your first choice for advice and representation when faced with a contested legal issue. Anderson Legal assists by helping: