Mr Andrew Kelly > Thomson Geer > Brisbane, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Thomson Geer

Work Department

Construction & Infrastructure




Andrew has more than 20 years’ experience in construction and engineering matters, both in Australia and in the United Kingdom, and advises principals, contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects, and other consultants.

He leads a pre-eminent Construction team in Queensland consisting of 12 construction lawyers regarded as leading advisers to the industry, particularly in relation to the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act.

Significant projects include:

Andrew has significant recent experience, both transactional and dispute work, on a diverse range of complicated projects across Queensland and Australia, including:

Gold Coast Light Rail – Stages 1 and 2

  • LNG projects in Queensland – Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Project, Australian Pacific LNG Project and Gladstone LNG Project
  • Roy Hill Expansion Project
  • Wheatstone Project
  • Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Project
  • Gateway Duplication Project
  • Clem 7 Project
  • Lane Cove Tunnel Project
  • Airport Link Project
  • Go Between Bridge Project
  • Gorgon Project
  • Abbot Point Coal Terminal Expansion Project
  • Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Expansion Project
  • NCIG Port Expansion Project, Newcastle
  • Brisbane International Airport Expansion Project



  • The Resources & Energy Law Association
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Building Dispute Practitioners Association


  • Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Hons), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Queensland
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, England and Wales
  • Registered Practitioner Victoria

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Construction

Thomson Geer’s practice, based in Brisbane, is known for handling numerous constructions disputes, including delay and disruption claims, force majeure matters and construction related insolvency litigation. Alongside this core offering, the firm supports clients during the course of infrastructure projects, predominantly in the transport sector. Andrew Kelly, who has over 20 years of experience in construction and engineering law, leads the firm’s contentious work in the sector, acting for principals, contractors, engineers, architects and other parties in disputes. In Sydney, Franco Aversa stands out for advising clients on transactions and contractual arrangements underpinning large infrastructure projects.