Andrea takes a diligent and pragmatic approach to her work, keeping herself readily available for her clients - something she considers to be a top priority.

Andrea is Special Counsel within the firm's Commercial team, with her extensive experience lying in acting for private enterprise clients. These clients range from small businesses to large national and international operators and cover business sales and acquisitions, commercial property transactions, franchising, and intellectual property matters.

Andrea's background and experience has led her to develop a robust and client-focused practice, and she takes pride in finding the right solution to meet their needs.

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CAREER highlights

Key Specialisations


  • Bachelor Of Arts, The University Of Queensland
  • Bachelor Of Laws, The University Of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma In Legal Practice, College Of Law

Awards and recognition

  • N/A

community involvement

  • Board Member, Stuartholme School
  • Member, Queensland Law Society

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Client Solutions

Renewable Energy Development Company
Client problem

Andrea faced a large-scale share sale to a foreign investor. 

outcome achieved

Andrea successfully negotiated and finalised the sale of a 121MW solar farm project with an end project value of $200 million to a foreign international renewable energy company. 

Agricultural Company
Client problem

Andrea's client required a significant restructure of company operations. 

outcome achieved

Andrea advised and assisted in the restructuring of a $50 million family-owned agricultural business by conducting share transfers and the creation of new entities and the transfer of real property.

Home Services Franchise Network
Client problem

Andrea's client required assistant with purchase, management, and sale of their franchise management.

outcome achieved

Andrea acted for the owner of the company for five years in all aspects of the client's business. This included the purchase of the business, restructuring the existing franchise network, refreshing its franchise documents, advising in the ongoing management of its franchise network, and the eventual sale of the business to a third party.

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Andrea Hetherington's insights

2021 Disclosure Document Update – 9 Amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct You Need to Be Aware Of
Lorna Jane Update: Company Slapped With $5M Penalty for ‘Anti-Virus Activewear’
Businesses Beware: An Australian Consumer Law Reform Is Coming
Franchising Reform Update: Exposure Draft

February 3, 2021


What to Expect in 2021: Franchising Reform
ACCC COVID Crackdown Lands Lorna Jane in Hot Water Over ‘Anti-Virus Activewear’

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