Andrea Hetherington

Special Counsel  |  Commercial


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Andrea combines diligence with pragmatism, consistently prioritising accessibility and responsiveness to her clients' needs.

Andrea Hetherington is a valued Special Counsel in our Commercial team, who possesses vast expertise in representing private enterprises, encompassing everything from budding small businesses to expansive national and international operators. Admitted as a lawyer in 2012, her proficiency is especially pronounced in business acquisitions and sales, commercial property ventures, franchising, and intellectual property matters.

Holding a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Queensland, complemented by a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law, Andrea is both academically and professionally equipped
Specializing in Franchising, Start-ups, and Commercial law, Andrea consistently prioritises her clients' unique needs, delivering bespoke solutions that resonate with their objectives. Her commitment to precision and excellence remains a hallmark of her practice.

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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

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 & Success

McInnes Wilson Lawyers Advise on the Sale of Lindeman Island
McInnes Wilson Lawyers Advises ZenDev on Sale of Crestmead Village Development
McInnes Wilson Lawyers Lead Verifact Share Sale Transaction
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
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