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 (2018) Andrew is ranked as one of two leading intellectual property barristers in Queensland and is ranked as “Recommended” in respect of Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

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.

Andrew has been briefed in a number of class actions:

  • the Storm Financial litigation (for the Bank of Queensland);

  • the Palm Island litigation (for the State of Queensland);

  • Dodd v Shine Corporate Ltd (a securities claim); and

  • the Stolen Wages litigation (for the State of Queensland).

Andrew has recently appeared in an ICC international arbitration and has been retained as Arbitrator in a private dispute being arbitrated in Sydney.

In the lead up to and during the 2018 Commonwealth Games Andrew was retained by the organising committee in respect of intellectual property issues.