Full Name: P Andrew Cassidy
Phone: +61 3 9225 8385
Chambers: Isaacs Chambers
Room: 0930
Date of Admission: 2 Apr 1984
Called to the Bar: 21 Nov 2002
Accredited as Mediator: 21 Oct 2004
Qualifications: BA; LLB

Other Languages Spoken

  • French


Andrew practised as a solicitor advocate and litigation solicitor for eighteen years at Lamb Cassidy Solicitors, Geelong, gaining a close understanding of the requirements of solicitors when working with advocates.


Andrew commenced practice at the Bar in 2002. His practice includes proceedings in courts and tribunals in relation to:


  • Defending regulatory prosecutions, for example drink driving and other motor car offences, environment protection, planning enforcement.
  • Wills and probate, including part IV claims and other wills matters
  • Taxation offences, taxation penalties.
  • Academic and sporting  appeals
  • Other - enquire to clerk


Andrew’s practice includes first instance hearings and appeals.


Cases in which he has appeared include:


DPP v Karam and Ors [2013] VSC 133 (30 April 2013)

Simpson v Cunning [2011] VSC 466 (22 September 2011)

R v Tin Yu Ng & Anor [2009] VSCA 218 (25 September 2009)

R v Liang [2009] VSCA 18 (16 February 2009)

Tony Jeavons Surveyors v Colac Otway SC [2006] VCAT 873 (22 May 2006)

Giroud v Colac-Otway SC [2006] VCAT 1579 (4 August 2006)

DPP v Hore; DPP v Askwith [2004] VSCA 192 (4 November 2004)


and as solicitor advocate:


David Ronald Morton v Stephen Mark Wright,  appealed in Stephen Mark Wright v David Ronald Morton [1997] VSC 46; [1997] VICSC 46 (23 September 1997)

Phillip John Grigg v Richard Stan Lisiecki,  appealed in Richard Stan Lisiecki v Phillip John Grigg  10 MVR 336 

Andrew also sits as Chairman of the National and Olympic Appeals Tribunals of Rowing Australia, a National peak sporting body.

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Mediation


Environmental Law & Planning Law

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