Andrea Hetherington Andrea Hetherington

Andrea Hetherington

Senior Associate Commercial and Corporate | Brisbane
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Andrea is a Senior Associate at McInnes Wilson Lawyers within the Commercial Team. She has extensive experience in acting for a wide variety of private enterprise clients ranging from small businesses to large national and international operators in the areas of business sales and acquisitions, commercial property transactions and intellectual property matters.

Through this background and experience she developed a strong client focused practice and takes pride in finding the right solution to meet the needs of her clients.

Since August 2016 Andrea has been a Registered Migration Agent, bringing the same client focused dedication within her commercial work to all aspects of migration practice.

Andrea's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law Queensland
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia

Andrea's Expertise

  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Commercial property transactions
  • Franchising transactions (acting for both franchisors and franchisees)
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Contract review and preparation
  • Providing migration Advice for all Australian Permanent residency visas

Andrea's Leadership

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Registered Migration Agent MARN 1685456

Andrea's recent publications

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  1. Franchising in Australia

    20 Nov 2019

    Franchising is an extremely popular business model in Australia. According to the Franchising Australia 2016 survey, there is estimated to be 1,120 separate franchise networks in Australia existing across a wide variety of different industries....

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  2. ACCC and ASIC given new powers to investigate Unfair Contract Terms

    29 Jan 2019

    The ACCC and ASIC have been granted new powers to investigate unfair terms in consumer and small business contracts. Historically, the ACCC and ASIC were only able to require a person to provide information relevant to a breach of their relevant...

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  3. Penalties have increased for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law

    21 Jan 2019

    Business owners should all be aware that the maximum penalties for breaching the Australian Consumer Law were significantly increased at the end of 2018 to match the penalties for other breaches of the competition rules in the Competition and Consumer Act...

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