Andy Munro

Andy Munro

Andy Munro

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

Called to the bar 2018

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 NSW and interstate.

He is briefed in a broad range of matters including 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.

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Practice Areas

Administrative and Public Law
Building and Construction
Competition Law
Consumer Law
NCAT Disputes
Professional Negligence
Wills and Probates


2005-2018, Principal Lawyer, Slater & Gordon Lawyers

2004-2005, Solicitor, Kirby Simcox, England

2002-2004, Solicitor, Slater & Gordon Lawyers

Publications and speaking engagements


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


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

Selected Cases

Douglas v Mikhael [2024] NSWCA 89 – contracts, evidence, apprehended bias [unled]

Wanis v Lifestyle Residences Hobsons Bay [2024] NSWSC 274 – liability of guarantors

Hastwell v Parmegiani [2024] NSWCA 55 – leave to appeal; expert witness immunity [led by M Windsor SC]

MH Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd v Michael John Rolfe & Ors [2023] NSWSC 398 – subpoena; costs of compliance

Jones v Jackson (No. 2) [2023] NSWDC 410 – defamation

Wanis v Lifestyle Residences Hobsons Bay Pty Ltd [2023] NSWSC 1066 – separate determination

Hastwell v Parmegiani [2023] NSWSC 1016 – immunity of expert witnesses

Australian Bureau Monitoring Pty Ltd v Rufford [2023] NSWSC 56 – defamation

Worral v The Owners – Strata Plan No. 43357 [2022] NSWCATAP 104 – strata; rectification works

Williams v Minister for Immigration [2022] FedCFamC2G 649 – migration

Khilwati v Kooki Construction Pty Ltd [2022] NSWCATCD (unreported, 10 October 2022) – residential building dispute

Hijazi v Minister for Immigration [2022] FedCFamC2G 544 – migration

M-H Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd & Anor v Rolfe & Anor [2022] NSWSC 880 – appointment of interim receiver

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 204 – residential building dispute

BOC v MDL [2019] NSWSC 278 – 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