Andrew McGlashan

Special Counsel

Awards & Recognition


  • Recommended by Best Lawyers Australia for Construction and Infrastructure Law, 2025.

About Andrew

Andrew provides high-quality, timely and solutions focused legal advice in the infrastructure sector. Andrew has a particular focus on assisting clients to resolve complex construction and engineering disputes by way of dispute avoidance and dispute resolution, with experience in mediation, statutory adjudication, expert determination, arbitration and litigation.

Andrew has significant expertise in Security of Payment legislation having acted for both claimants and respondents in a significant number of security of payment matters across multiple jurisdictions, including acting in the second ever High Court case involving security of payment legislation. Andrew acts for Commonwealth, State and local government, contractors, principals and owners and has worked on projects ranging from ports and railways, to education and community facilities, roads, bridges, residential buildings and renewable energy projects. Andrew has been described by clients as “responsive, nice to work with” and as providing “excellent pragmatic and cost-effective legal support”.

Experience

  • Security of payment

    Acting for numerous principals, head contractors and subcontractors in relation to matters arising out of security of payment legislation in various jurisdictions across Australia, including acting in the second-ever High Court case involving security of payment legislation: Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v Shade Systems Pty Ltd [2018] HCA 4

  • Dispute, resolution & litigation

    Providing strategic advice to NSW State Government regarding dispute avoidance and resolution in relation to a major pedestrian link project between Sydney CBD and Barangaroo

  • Dispute, resolution & litigation

    Acting for respondent contractors in relation to proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW arising out of claims under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)

  • Claims management

    Acting for a major contractor in claims management and resolution throughout the first ever Defence PPP Project, the Headquarters Joint Operations Command Project

  • Arbitration

    Acting for a NSW Government-owned corporation in relation to an arbitration associated with a major water infrastructure project

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