Areas of Practice

Criminal Law
Administrative Law
Professional Misconduct

Andrew is a specialist advocate and has taken briefs to appear in courts and tribunals throughout Australia. He maintains chambers in both Brisbane and Sydney.

Contact Details

‘8 Petrie Terrace’
#2 Jacksons Building, 8 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane Q 4000, Australia

P: +(617) 3511 7567
M: 0411 599 941
F: +(617) 3369 7098

Room 811, 185 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000, Australia

P: +(612) 9261 1750
M: 0411 599 941
F: +(617) 3369 7098

Admissions & Accreditations

Andrew was first admitted as a legal practitioner in 1989 and practiced as a solicitor until 2009. He then commenced practice as a barrister and is a member of both the Queensland and NSW (Associate member) Bar Associations.

He was accredited as a Criminal Law Specialist, Queensland
Appointed a Member of QLS Criminal Law Specialist Accreditation Committee in 2005

He is accredited as a specialist appellate counsel by Legal Aid Commission (NSW).

Public profile

‘He prepared his appeals very thoroughly… his arguments were thorough but concise… I thought he was very good’ - Former Queensland Court of Appeal Justice, the Hon Geoffrey Davies QC, AO, 2005

‘Mr Boe is unusual in that his practice includes advocacy as well as the traditional solicitor’s roles. In my opinion no one in Queensland exercises a greater overall level of expertise in criminal law’ - Former District Court Judge Philip Nase, 2005

‘At 42, Boe is widely regarded- inside and outside the law – as one of Queensland’s best legal minds...' - Neil Hickey, journalist and

'... he is widely considered by his peers to be both a good lawyer and an honourable man' - Tony Fitzgerald QC’ – Good Weekend Magazine, Courier-Mail, 2008

Solicitor's practice

As a solicitor he was responsible for some notable litigation including:

R v Kina CA 293 of 1993 – recognition of the ‘battered woman’ defence and indigenous ‘cross-cultural’ communication issues
Boe v Criminal Justice Commission, OS 319 of 1993 – review of funding of the criminal justice system
R v Milat; A-G (NSW) v Milat NSWCA 60453 of 1995; Regina v Milat 1998 NSWSC 795 – the ‘backpacker murders’
Ettridge v DPP 2003 QCA 410; R v Hanson & Ettridge 2003 QCA 488 – political  corruption, bail pending appeal
KBT v The Queen (1997) 191 CLR 417 – sex offences; trial directions
Gribbin (Magistrate) v Fingleton (Chief Magistrate) [2003] 1 Qd R 698; [2002] QSC 390
Cornack v Fingleton
[2003] 1 Qd R 667;[2001] QSC 391 – judicial independence
M v State of Queensland 2003 QCA 249 – confiscation, constitutional invalidity

Andrew was also involved in the coronial inquest and associated litigation concerning the death in police custody of Cameron Doomadgee (Mulrunji) on Palm Island in 2004 e.g. This case became the subject of an award-winning book by Chloe Hooper and an SBS documentary both called The Tall Man.


Trials and sentences

Over the course of more than 25 years, Andrew has appeared in numerous trials in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia involving a wide spectrum of offences, including serious sex offences, drug offences, frauds, corruption, driving offences causing death or injury, serious assaults, unlawful killings and murders.

He has also advised and acted for many professionals, including lawyers, medical practitioners and those that work in the financial sector, in respect of professional misconduct allegations.

Royal Commissions

April 2014, Case Study 12 – Independent School, Perth, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Perth, WA
July 2014, Case Study 15 - Swimming Australia, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney NSW
March 2016, Case Study 39 – Sporting Clubs, Sydney NSW

Appellate litigation

Andrew has appeared in numerous appeals (both criminal and civil) in the Queensland Court of Appeal. He has also appeared in appeals in Western Australia and in applications and appeals in the High Court of Australia.

Western Australia:

Daniels v State of Western Australia [2012] WASCA 213 (contra Fiannaca SC).
State of Western Australia v Munda (2012) 43 WAR 137; [2012] WASCA 164
KJM v The State of Western Australia [2013] WASCA 23.

High Court of Australia

BBH v The Queen [2011] HCA Trans 121 (led by Walker SC, with Morreau) – special leave deferred to the Full Court.
BBH v The Queen [2012] HCA 9 (led by Walker SC and Callaghan SC) – application for special leave and appeal before Full Court.
SOWA v Munda [2013] HCA Trans 136 (led by Callaghan SC) – special leave granted.
SOWA v Munda [2013] HCA Trans 168 (with D Brunello) (appeal before Full Court).
Munda v Western Australia [2013] HCA 38 (with D Brunello) judgement.
Smith v The Queen [2015] HCA Trans 84 (with B Dighton) – special leave granted
Smith v The Queen [2015] HCA Trans 143 (with Morreau and McGee) (appeal before Full Court).
Click here for audio-visual recording of Full Court hearing.


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Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation