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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.
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
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