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Andrew Carter is a Property, Commercial, and Employment barrister. He regularly appears in the County Court and High Court in trials and on appeal in real property, landlord and tenant, and company and commercial matters including unfair prejudice petitions and insolvency proceedings.

Andrew is a busy practitioner in the Employment Tribunals and has appeared in the EAT and Court of Appeal in Employment matters. He has particular experience in the cross-over between employment and shareholder disputes and has advised on restrictive covenants.

Outside of work, Andrew is a keen (but regrettably inconsistent) golfer, cook and gardener.

Commercial Law

Andrew has advised and acted in a range of commercial disputes, including company and shareholder cases that usually touch on land. Recent cases include:

  • Unfair prejudice petition relating to the management of a property development company;
  • Contractual dispute relating to commission fees;
  • Claims by liquidators for breach of directors’ duties;
  • Acting for a receiver of partnership property;
  • Recovery of commercial debts secured by charge over residential property.

Employment Law

Andrew regularly appears in the ET and has acted for both Claimants and Respondents in cases involving in a range of employment matters. Recent cases include:

  • A claim for discriminatory constructive dismissal arising from widespread sexual harassment;
  • Unfair dismissal by reason of “cherry-picking” in TUPE transfers;
  • Employment status claims involving former directors;
  • Unfair redundancy processes.

Andrew has also appeared in the EAT and Court of Appeal in the Court of Appeal in Phipps v Priory Education Services Ltd [2023] ICR 1043.

Areas of Expertise

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Qualifications & Appointments

  • BA (Hons)/LLB (Monash)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Bar Transfer Test
  • Australian Lawyer (December 2013)

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