Andrew Shute
Andrew Shute

Andrew Shute

Partner

About Andrew

With more than 25 years of experience in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and a personal interest in technology and cyber, Andrew is perfectly placed to lead Carter Newell’s Dispute Resolution & Litigation and Cyber law teams.

Andrew helps clients in the conduct and resolution of substantial and complex commercial disputes, and to navigate challenging situations (including advising on proceedings for injunctive relief, responding to subpoenas and critical incidents such as environmental incidents, workplace accidents, product recalls, and data breaches). He is also experienced in dealing with regulators and in providing urgent media advice.

In line with Carter Newell’s firm values, Andrew works collaboratively with the Commercial Property, Corporate, Energy & Resources, Planning & Environment, and Workplace Advisory teams to help workshop and solve problems across the firm’s key industry areas.

Andrew actively contributes to litigation reforms and education initiatives. He excels in leveraging technology to enhance efficiency and reduce costs for clients (in both dispute and corporate contexts). He is regularly asked to advise and present on matters involving the drafting and interpretation of contractual and statutory provisions, competition and consumer law, the protection of client legal privilege, confidentiality and privacy issues, data and information management strategies, and the electronic conduct of litigation.

Currently chairing the QLS Litigation Rules Committee and serving on the QLS Innovation Committee, Andrew’s expertise is industry recognised. He was recognised at the Lexology Client Choice Awards in 2021 in the category of Litigation in Australia. He has also been included in The Best Lawyers in Australia (editions 2017–2024) for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Competition Law, and Litigation, and was recognised as a Leading Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide 2018. 

Andrew's areas
of expertise and industry focus

Areas of expertise

Dispute Resolution
& Litigation

Arbitration & Mediation

Corporate Legal Services

Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Corporate Legal Services

Corporate Legal Services

Dispute Resolution
& Litigation

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Professional recognition

2021

Lexology Client Choice Awards – Litigation in Australia

2025 – 2017

Best Lawyers in Australia – Alternative Dispute Resolution

2025 – 2019

Best Lawyers in Australia – Competition Law

2025 – 2017

Best Lawyers in Australia – Litigation

2018

Doyles Guide – ‘Recommended’ Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer

Latest insights by Andrew

12 ‘working’ days of Christmas countdown

1 December 2023
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Insolvency update: Recent High Court clarification

2 April 2023
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I’ve been scammed, can I recover my loss from the counterparty?

1 April 2023
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Electronic signing – What’s changed and what you need to know

1 March 2023
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