Andrew Newman practises in personal injury and industrial/employment law.
Andrew has been regularly briefed to appear in the Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates’ Court, Federal Circuit Court, Fair Work Commission and VCAT. Andrew has extensive experience in serious injury applications, common law damages trials, statutory benefit claims, unfair dismissals, employment-related contractual disputes and criminal fraud prosecutions under the TAA and ACA. Andrew also has an active conferencing, mediation and paperwork practice related to these areas.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Andrew worked as a solicitor at the Transport Accident Commission. Andrew also worked as a legal academic, including as a Research Fellow to the Centre of Employment and Labour Relations Law and a Teaching Fellow of Corporate Law at Melbourne Law School. He has also lectured and tutored at Deakin University’s School of Law. Andrew began his career in Canada in 2006, where he worked as an Associate in the Employment and Labour Law department of a large national law firm, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.
Andrew is a recipient of the 2011 Julian Small Foundation Annual Research Grant for his academic work. He has also received several commendations for the teaching of law, including Deakin University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Excellence in Teaching (for his lecturing of Workplace Law in 2011). Andrew has acted as a legal education consultant to the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance in the design of their statutory personal injury law training programme. He has also advised a range of international and governmental organizations, including a northern Canadian Aboriginal Tribal Council and the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Rights Project in Sana’a, Yemen.
Andrew has completed a PhD (Law) at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. He holds an LLB and BCL from McGill University, Montreal and a BA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He speaks and reads advanced French, as well as intermediate Spanish, German and Dutch.
Andrew read with Áine Magee QC and his senior mentor was Frank Parry QC.
Common Law Bar Association
Compensation Bar Association
Industrial Bar Association
Recent Journal Articles, Conference Papers and Submissions:
John Howe and Andrew Newman, ‘Collective Bargaining and the Ownership of Employee Creation’ (2013) 26 Australian Journal of Labour Law 273.
Andrew Newman, ‘The Legal In/Security of Temporary Migrant Agricultural Work: Case Studies from Canada and Australia’ (2013) 18(2) Deakin Law Review 362.
Andrew Newman, ‘Book Review: The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy: Negotiating for Social Justice, S Hayter (ed)’ (2013) 26 Australian Journal of Labour Law 112.
J. Howe and A. Newman, ‘Statutory Industrial Instruments and the Ownership of Employee Creation: An Empirical Study of Selected “Creative” Industries’, at the 2nd Mobility and Competition Clause Workshop, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany, December 2012.
Andrew Newman, ‘The Legal Precariousness of Temporary Migrant Work: Common Regulatory Challenges to Security of Employment in Canada and Australia’, at the Australian Labour Law Association National Conference, Canberra, 16-17 November 2012.
John Howe, Andrew Newman and Tess Hardy, Submission to the Independent Inquiry into Insecure Work in Australia, 25 January 2012.
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