Andrew Whitelaw


Ph: (03) 9090 6702


Andrew Whitelaw is a Director at Whitelaw Flynn Lawyers and leads the Building & Construction and Owners Corporation teams.


Andrew has practised in building and construction law since 1998. He is recognised as a specialist in domestic and commercial construction law, the Owners Corporation Act and in dispute resolution. Andrew acts on behalf of builders, developers, owners, Owners Corporations, building surveyors and construction industry professionals.


Andrew also provides legal advice and guidance to peak industry bodies and their members, including the Master Builders Association of Victoria, Housing Industry Australia (Victorian Branch), Strata Community Australia (Vic), Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) and the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors.


Andrew was selected for inclusion in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2012 – 2017 inclusive) for Construction and was selected for inclusion in the Asialaw Profiles Legal Directory (2017 & 2018).


He is a member of HIA Victoria's Industrial Relations and Legal Committee and a selected member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) Building and Property List Users’ Group. Andrew is the immediate past Secretary and a Past President of the Building Disputes Practitioners’ Society.


In litigious matters, Andrew has a focus on positive results, risk management and sound commercial solutions.


Professional details

Admitted to practice in 1999


Supreme Court of Victoria

High Court of Australia


Bachelor of Arts (Combined Honours) – Monash University
Bachelor of Laws – Monash University

Professional memberships


Past President, Building Disputes Practitioners’ Society Inc

Past Secretary, Building Disputes Practitioners’ Society Inc

Selected Member of the VCAT Building and Property List Users Group

Member, Master Builders Association

Member, Housing Industry Association

Member, HIA Victoria's Industrial Relations and Legal Committee

Associate Member, Strata Community Australia (VIC) Member, Litigations Lawyers

Section, Law Institute of Victoria

Member, Australian Society of Building Consultants

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