Full Name: Andrea Skinner
Phone: 03 9225 6444
Mobile: 0452 212 174
Date of Admission: 12 Aug 2009
Called to the Bar: 10 May 2018
Qualifications: BEcon LLB (Hons II)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor



Andrea practises in Criminal Law, Regulatory Matters, Family Violence and Family Law. Andrea also has an interest in Commercial Law with a focus on consumer and contract law.

Immediately prior to coming to the Bar Andrea worked at the Office of Public Prosecutions where she gained experience in the General Prosecution of criminal and regulatory matters. Andrea then specialised in Sexual Offences. She was responsible for the preparation of a variety of complex matters in the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal including committals, pleas, trials and interlocutory appeals.

Andrea also has keen interest and experience in written advocacy. She has drafted notices and advices regarding the operation of provisions in the Evidence Act, Sentencing Act and Sexual Offenders Registration Act and sufficiency of evidence. Since coming to the Bar, Andrea has also provided advice and drafted documents in Commercial and Family Law disputes. 

Before commencing at the OPP, Andrea was Associate to Her Honour Judge Cotterell in the County Court, sitting in the Criminal Directions List and in Trials. Andrea commenced her career at the ANZ bank, as a graduate.

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours II) and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. Andrea read with Colin Mandy SC and her senior mentor was Suzanne McNicol QC.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Law

  • Banking & Finance
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Confiscation of Assets
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Intervention Orders
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Planning
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle
  • Victims of Crime
  • Work

Environmental Law & Planning Law

  • Animal Welfare
  • Civil Enforcement
  • Maritime Environmental Law
  • Merit Appeals
  • Planning Offences

Family Law

  • Care & Protection
  • Child Disputes
  • Children's Court
  • Family Provision
  • Guardianship & Administration
  • Parenting Orders
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Property Disputes


  • Local Government
  • Weapons & Firearms

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Royal Commissions
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Compliance & Investigations
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Industry Regulations
  • Judicial Review
  • Liquor Licensing
From 11 May 2018, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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