Andrew Downie has a commercial practice that involves technology, engineering and construction, and therefore complex expert issues - both financial and scientific - and extensive documentary evidence. Those matters frequently involve areas of law including contract, professional negligence, corporations, security of payment, property, insolvency, equity and trusts.

Because of the nature of his practice, Andrew is regularly involved in trials, arbitrations and interlocutory hearings. Andrew is also regularly briefed to give advice and to prepare pleadings and written submissions for his matters.

Andrew uses technology and, where possible, conducts his matters electronically.

When he came to the Bar, Andrew read with Richard Attiwill QC (now Justice Attiwill of the Supreme Court of Victoria), and his senior mentor was Mark Derham QC (now Associate Justice Derham of the Supreme Court of Victoria). Immediately prior to coming to the bar, Andrew was a dispute resolution lawyer at MolinoCahill Lawyers, specialising in large-scale construction, mining, infrastructure and defence projects. Prior to being admitted as a solicitor Andrew worked in the chemical sciences field.

Andrew is the Chair of Melbourne TEC Chambers (MTECC) and he is the secretary of the Civil Procedure Section of the Commercial Bar Association (CommBar).

Andrew is listed in Doyle's Guide as a leading construction barrister.

Click here to view Andrew’s Curriculum Vitae.

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PH +61 3 8600 1777
Email [email protected]

Chancery Chambers
200 Queen Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
International Arbitration
Civil Appeals
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Corporate Insolvency
Commercial Law
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Property & Probate
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Common Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Consumer Protections
Restraint of Trade
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Partnership Disputes
Equity & Trusts
Real Property
Professional Negligence
Public Law & Administrative Law
Judicial Review
Technology Law & Media Law


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
04 Oct 2004
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
20 Nov 2008


LL B(Hons), B.Sc(Hons), Master of Commercial Law

Committee Memberships

Civil Procedure
County Court - Commercial Division Users Group
Innovation and Technology