Andrew R. Philp QC
(07) 4050 2444
(07) 4031 4429
Trinity Chambers 7 Sheridan Street CAIRNS QUEENSLAND 4870 AUSTRALIA
Andrew R. Philp QC
Bachelor of Laws – University of Queensland, 1984
Bar Practice Course – Brisbane, 1984
Called to the Bar, 1985
Appointed Senior Counsel, 2003
Appointed Queen's Counsel, 2013
Area of PracticeAdministrative,
Arbitration & Mediation,
Bankruptcy & Insolvency,
Building & Construction,
Corporations and Securities,
Inquests/Commissions of Inquiry/Statutory Tribunals,
Trade Practices & Competition law,
Wills, Probate & Family Provision
Mr Philp appears regularly in the Supreme Court and District Courts in a wide range of civil actions and interlocutory applications. He has also appeared on many occasions in the Queensland Court of Appeal, on appeals relating to defamation, guarantees, personal injuries, restitution, arbitration and firearm’s offences.
Mr Philp was the member of the Queensland Building Tribunal for North Queensland in 1993, and, as such, heard and determined, cases involving domestic building disputes from Proserpine to Cairns. He was also a member of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal and, as such, heard and determined, claims in relation to discrimination on the basis of race, gender, marital status and disability.
Mr Philp has also appeared in a number of appeals before the Planning and Environment Court. He has also appeared before the Federal Court, Family Court, Federal Magistrates Court, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Industrial Court, Land Court, Sugar Cane Prices Board, Retail Shop Leases Tribunal, Psychologists Board (as Counsel assisting) Mining Warden, Coroner and New South Wales Rugby League Judiciary. Mr Philp has also conducted several public examinations under the Corporations Act.
Since January 2000 Mr Philp has been the mediator in over 1000 mediations. Most of these have involved claims for damages for personal injuries under WorkCover or CTP insurance legislation. However he has also mediated disputes that concerned the following: Trade Practices; Defamation; Family Provision under Wills; Wrongful dismissal; Partnership disputes; Building disputes; Professional negligence; Defacto property disputes; and General commercial disputes.
Mr Philp has addressed several legal conferences on the mediation process and have conducted many continuing legal education seminars on preparation for and conduct at mediations for Legal Practitioners.
Recently Mr Philp has mediated several disputes involving indigenous organisations in both Queensland (Hopevale, Yarrabah) and Northern Territory (Gove). Although based in Cairns he regularly mediates matters in Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton and Brisbane. Mr Philp has been nominated as Mediator in Court ordered mediations in orders of Supreme Court of Queensland, District Court of Queensland, Federal Court of Australia and Supreme Court of New South Wales.