Andrew Simpson is a commercial disputes lawyer practicing predominantly in the energy, resources, and construction sectors. Andrew has experience in large-scale, high-value disputes in the Supreme and Federal Courts in Australia, as well as in pre-court adjudications under relevant security of payment legislation.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Andrew worked at an Australian national law firm, where he assisted in a $300 million professional negligence dispute regarding the design and construction of the Gold Coast Light Rail project and acted for a contractor in relation to the construction of coal seam gas infrastructure in Western Queensland.
Andrew also served as an associate to a Queensland Supreme Court Justice. During this time he assisted in the determination of a variety of matters, including disputes arising out of the mining, oil, and gas sectors, and gained an in-depth understanding of court processes and procedures. He also assisted in the supervision of the largest class action commenced in the Queensland Supreme Court regarding the 2011 Gladstone port expansion project where complex issues of civil procedure were agitated, including litigation funding, defective pleadings, document disclosure, and the provision of security for costs.
- University of Queensland (currently earning an LL.M. with expected graduation in 2021; LL.B. Hons. and B.A. 2017)
- Queensland Supreme Court
- Associate to Hon. Justice Graeme Crow, Queensland Supreme Court (2018)