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Andrew McLeod

Call 2017

amcleod@maitlandchambers.com

Andrew commenced practice in October 2018 following the successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Rosanna Foskett, Alec McCluskey, Thomas Munby and Adam Smith. His developing practice covers the full range of commercial and chancery work, with a particular emphasis on fraud and fiduciary disputes and claims involving art and antiquities.

Before joining Chambers, Andrew spent over five years in various roles across law, academia and government. He served as associate (judicial assistant) to the Hon Robert French AC, Chief Justice of Australia, and worked as a senior analyst in the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where he was a speechwriter and legal adviser to the head of the Australian Public Service and the National Security Adviser.

He has held teaching positions in law at the Australian National University, the University of Sydney and the University of Oxford, where he was also a Research Fellow within the Faculty of Law. Andrew has also advised governments and international organisations, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the United Nations Development Programme, on constitutional law and design in Africa and Asia.

His published research in law has appeared in the Law Quarterly Review, the Sydney Law Review and the Melbourne University Law Review and has been cited by the High Court of Australia and the Australian Law Reform Commission. He is also co-author of several scientific papers in leading international chemistry journals.

Andrew holds undergraduate degrees in law, chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Sydney, where he was awarded numerous prizes and scholarships including the Convocation Medal for the most outstanding graduate in his year. He read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at Exeter College, Oxford, where he was a Cameron Scholar and held the Charles Herbert Currey Memorial Scholarship, the Eleanor Sophia Wood Research Travelling Scholarship and the Sir Arthur Sims Travelling Scholarship. Andrew qualified as a lawyer in Australia in 2013. He was called to the English Bar in 2017 by Lincoln’s Inn as a Levitt Scholar.

Memberships

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Qualifications

BSc(Adv)(Hons) LLB(Hons) Syd BCL Oxon