Andrew Crowe QC


Having practised as a litigation solicitor for five years Andrew was called to the Bar in 1985 and appointed silk in 2000.

Andrew has a wide-ranging commercial practice as can be seen from the judgments section of his CV.

Andrew has developed a particular expertise in Intellectual Property.

In Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession (2017) Andrew is ranked as one of two leading intellectual property barristers in Queensland.

Andrew has also developed a mediation practice having (as mediator) mediated in hundreds of commercial disputes.

Andrew is Chair of the Queensland Bar Association's Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee.

Andrew is also Chair of the Queensland Bar Association’s South Pacific Region Continuing Legal Education Committee.

Some of the matters in which Andrew has recently been briefed are as follows:

  • an ICC international arbitration concerning the design and installation of a brick kiln by a German company in Queensland;
  • on behalf of the State of Queensland in a class action in which it is alleged that the State acted in breach of trust in the administration of the allocation of wages under particular legislation to aboriginal workers;
  • on behalf of the State of Queensland in an ongoing class action concerning claims by residents of Palm Island arising out of riots on the island in respect of a death in custody;
  • in a number of ongoing proccedings on behalf of FTI Consulting, the General Purpose Liquidators of Queensland Nickel (Clive Palmer);
  • for a respondent Indian Corporation in a class action involving the applicants attempting to trace monies (said to have been raised in the course of the operation of an unregistered managed investment scheme in India) into properties in Australia including the Sheraton Mirage hotel Gold Coast;
  • on a retainer basis (in repect of intellectual property issues) on behalf of the organising comittee of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.