Judge Guy Andrew Biography – Judge Guy Andrew Wiki
Judge Guy Andrew (born Guy Stephen Andrew) was a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. He was appointed as the sole judge in the court’s Townsville registry in March 2019.
Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology (then known as the Queensland Institute of Technology) in 1986 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1989. Following his admission, Andrew completed his articles at Steindl Robertson McPherson before practicing as a solicitor at O’Shae Corser & Wadley.
He practiced extensively with Legal Aid Queensland, including as Acting Counsel after he was called to the Bar in 1998. In 2001, he joined the private bar, where his practice focussed on criminal and family law.
Judge Guy Andrew Age
Judge Guy Andrew was 55 years old.
Judge Guy Andrew Wife
Judge Guy Andrew was married to his wife Nicole Andrew.
Judge Guy Andrew Family
Judge Guy Andrew and his wife Nicole had two daughters Bridget and Morgan.
Judge Guy Andrew Death
Brisbane Federal Circuit Court Judge Guy Andrew was found dead after a five-day search. According to Police, the body was found in bushland in the Enoggera Reservoir in Brisbane’s west late Thursday, 8 October 2020.
Judge Andrew was last seen at his home in North Brisbane early on Sunday, 4 October 2020, and investigations suggested he drove towards Mount Coot-tha, where he regularly took morning walks. Judge Andrew left home without his phone, wallet, or shoes on Sunday before disappearing.
Judge Andrew was moved from Townsville to Brisbane last month amid conduct concerns. It followed a retrial being ordered in one of his cases after he was found to have engaged in “hectoring, bullying, insulting and demeaning” conduct towards a Queen’s Counsel and solicitor.
Federal Circuit Court of Australia Chief Judge William Alstergren released a statement on Thursday evening, confirming the death of Judge Andrew and paying tribute to his life. Justice Alstergren said, “His Honour will be remembered as a fine, highly respected barrister and a diligent and determined judge who lived a life of service to others and to the law. He was loved and admired by many during his long career at the Bar and he made many good friendships in his short time on the Bench.
“The esteem in which he was held was evident by the large number of judges, barristers, solicitors, associates and other Court staff who took an active part in the search for him. His tragic passing is a timely reminder of the extraordinary pressure on all who practice in the often highly emotive family law jurisdiction. This pressure can be exacerbated by appointment.
“Whilst His Honour’s transition to the Bench saw some initial, unforeseen challenges, Guy – with the support and encouragement so freely offered by his colleagues – was navigating his way through these challenges with all the determination that marked all that he did and especially marked what he did in the service of others.
“His Honour is survived by his wife Nicole and daughters Bridget and Morgan. Judge Guy Andrew will be dearly missed.”