Andrew Davies

O'Sullivan Davies
Level 27, 197 St George's Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9426 4711
Email: info@osullivandavies.com.au

     

 

Andrew graduated from the University of Western Australia with a B. Juris and LLB in 1977, and was subsequently admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia the following year. 

In the early 1990s, Andrew completed mediation training with Professors Wade, Kavanagh and Boule from Bond University.  He went on to complete extended training and was called on by Professor Wade from time to time to assist in running his training courses in Perth, Western Australia.

In 1992, Andrew was one of the first nationally Accredited Family Law Specialists in Western Australia, and has maintained his accreditation ever since.

Andrew subsequently became nationally accredited as a mediator and also a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Over many years, Andrew has worked extensively with Judges, lawyers, counsellors and organisations involved in family disputes in seeking to promote mediation.  He undertook this work through his role as Chair of the Family Law Section of LawAsia, the Mediation Subcommittee of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, his time on the Executive and Chair of the Australian Institute of Family Lawyers (which he has recently been re-elected to as the Western Australian representative to the Board, after an absence of 4 years), and during various periods on the Executive of the Family Law Practitioners Association (WA).

Presenting papers at conferences and seminars (State, national and international) is seen by Andrew as an important contribution to be made to the exchange of information and learning.  He is frequently called on to make presentations in this important area of family law and mediation.  This has also involved him in the role as WA Editor of LexisNexis Family Law for a number of years.

Issues of family law and the direct impact on other areas of law (such as trusts, estates and tax planning) has seen Andrew involved in these areas, working at setting protocols where practitioners from different disciplines can be mindful of the work of others to assist clients.  In that role, he was one of the inaugural members of the WA branch of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), and has closely been involved with The Tax Institute.

Finally, Andrew has occupied senior roles in a number of family law practices throughout his career, which has included the successful management of staff and business interests.