Andrew Grech LLB (1964) is a lawyer of Maltese descent in Melbourne, Australia
Andrew was born in Australia on August 27, 1964. His parents, Alex and Marlene, are both from Sliema, Malta. He believes that his parents were more focussed on the value of education (both formal and by life experience) than the parents of most of his friends from a Maltese background. He completed an LLB at the University of Melbourne in 1980 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1989.
Andrew joined Slater & Gordon in 1994 and has worked as a litigator in most areas of the Company’s litigation practice. Andrew also spent three years in the then fledgling Sydney office between 1997 and 2000. He became an associate in 1994 and a partner in 1996 at the age of 32 years, which makes him the youngest managing partner ever to achieve this status with the firm. Since he became Managing Director in 2000, the Group has enjoyed substantial growth, expanding from seven offices in 2002 to a network of more than 65 locations across Australia in 2012.
As Managing Director, Andrew has overseen the unprecedented and highly successful growth of the firm through strategic acquisitions, mergers and organic growth, and was the driving force behind the recent acquisition of UK based law firm Russell Jones & Walker.
Andrew’s more than 20 years’ experience as a legal practitioner has equipped him with very strong skills in the assessment and management of litigation risks. During his tenure as Managing Director, Andrew has developed skills in all facets of legal practice management. This firm prides itself on its philosophy to improve conditions for workers and uphold social justice in the community.
Andrew himself has made significant contributions to social justice issues and to the community. For example, he served as the founding chair of the Youth Junction Inc., a not for profit youth charity operating in Sunshine, Victoria and remains a member of its voluntary board.
Memberships & Associations
- Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)
- Law Society of New South Wales
- Law Society of Queensland
- Litigation Lawyers Executive Committee of LIV
- Australian Institute of Company Directors
Andrew's other interests include spending time enjoying his family, running, gardening, sailing and reading (mainly autobiographies and non-fictional work).
Information provided by Andrew Grech