Andy Munro Barrister | Wardell Chambers Sydney

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munro@wardellchambers.com.au


Possessing extensive experience in superior and inferior Courts, including appellate Courts, as well as all levels of Tribunals, Andrew accepts briefs to appear in all Australian Courts and Tribunals, including regional and remote locations across New South Wales and interstate.
The broad suite of matters in which he is briefed includes commercial and general litigation, corporations, trade practices and consumer law, trusts, estate litigation, probate and wills disputes, equity, rural and farming litigation, building disputes, nuisance, migration and family law. Andrew has also been briefed, and has a keen interest, in niche areas such as strata disputes and defamation.
In private practice for 16 years as a solicitor before coming to the Bar, Andrew has acquired extensive litigation experience and is commended for his flexible and adaptable approach to matters. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Waikato in New Zealand and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law of New South Wales. He is also qualified to practise in England and Wales.

ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE

  • 2018                       Called to the Bar of New South Wales
  • 2014                       Notary Public, Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • 2006                       Admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • 2005                       Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales
  • 2002                       Admitted as a Solicitor of New South Wales

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2014                       Notary Public
  • 2008                       Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation, NSW Law Society, Sydney, Australia
  • 2004                       Qualified Lawyer Transition Test, London, England
  • 2002                       Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law NSW, Australia
  • 1995                       Bachelor of Laws, University of Waikato, School of Law, Hamilton, New Zealand

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2018 – present    Barrister
  • 2005 – 2018         Principal Lawyer, Slater & Gordon Lawyers
  • 2004 – 2005         Solicitor, Kirby Simcox, England
  • 2002 – 2004         Solicitor, Slater & Gordon Lawyers

 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • New South Wales Bar Association

 PUBLICATIONS

  • Shifting the blame – Coffs Coast Advocate: 27 November 2013
  • Beware the devil in the detail – Coffs Coast Advocate: 20 November 2013
  • Rejecting “pressing need” in qualified privilege – NSW Law Society Journal: July 2011
  • Is it truly organic? A new regime for organic and biodynamic products – NSW Law Society Journal: April 2010

 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Complete Litigation Funding Solutions – ETC Business Leaders Conference, Coffs Harbour: September 2016
  • Four Fast Facts – ETC Business Leaders Conference, Coffs Harbour: November 2013
  • Practicing law in rural and regional areas: from a plaintiff’s perspective – Rural & Regional Law and Justice Conference, Coffs Harbour: May 2012
  • The top 10 reasons for delay in commercial litigation – NSW State Legal Conference: August 2011

 SELECT PUBLISHED CASES (as Counsel)

  •  Dreamtime Supply Company Pty Ltd v Steadfast ICT Security Pty Ltd [2021] ACTCA 38 – stay application  [led by E Cox, SC]
  • Steadfast ICT Security Pty Ltd v Peak [2021] ACTSC 199 – equity; fiduciary duties; employment [led by E Cox, SC]
  • Gan v Zadravic [2021] NSWDC 533 – defamation
  • Stibbard-Leaver v Leaver [2021] NSWSC 65 – costs
  • Li v Heriot Pty Ltd [2021] NSWCATAP 77 – retail leases appeal
  • MV Amalfi Pty Ltd v MH Enterprises Pty Ltd [2021] NSWDC 399 – set aside default judgment
  • Dave King Building Services Pty Ltd v LeLievre [2020] NSWCATAP 204residential building dispute; appeal
  • BOC v MDL [2019] NSWSC 278 – transfer of proceedings; public interest disclosure
  • Murray v Raynor [2019] NSWCA 274 - defamation [led by R Potter, SC]
  • Slaven v Prime Media Group Limited [2019] NSWDC 502 – defamation
  • In the matter of Jayada Logistics Pty Ltd (in Liq) [2019] NSWSC 1520 - corporations; winding up
  • Pluteus (No. 81) Pty Ltd v O’Neil [2019] NSWSC 923 – possession of land
  • Engi v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCA 1081 – migration
  • Song v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCA 970 – migration
  • Hoang v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCA 956 – migration
  • Cronau v Vavakis (No. 3) [2018] NSWSC 1973 – defamation