Andrew Suffern


During my studies, but particularly after graduating from university, I quickly found a passion for all things litigation. Since my admission as a solicitor in December 2015, I have gained a broad range of experience working at mid and top tier national firms in Brisbane.

Through my time at mid and top tier national firms, I’ve found myself acting for both the David’s and the Goliath’s (as well as the people/companies in between) of the legal world. Although the size of the matters may have been different, at the end of the day my enjoyment and passion I had when representing my clients didn’t change.

I joined 23LEGAL as a solicitor in August 2020, and to date I hold the firm record for ‘longest serving employee’ and am also the proud recipient of the coveted Employee of the Month award for the months of August 2020 to present (inclusive)*.

Since joining 23LEGAL, I have enjoyed the challenge that comes with working in a smaller firm. Each day I am tested in new and exciting ways, as I work to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes.

In addition to my enjoyment for all things litigation, I am a long suffering (although more recently, an extremely smug) Queensland Reds fan and member, who seems to have a knack for appearing on camera at games. One of the few silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic was that it gave me more time to focus on my golf game, and you’ll regularly find me on the golf course in pursuit of a lower handicap.

Don’t let my love of sports put you offside (sorry, pun intended) though, in the same weekend that I was celebrating the Reds grand final win, I was also flying to Sydney to see Hamilton, the musical. Put simply, I’m a diverse and complex individual.

Reach out to talk about how we can help you with any legal problems, or even just to grab a coffee or a round of golf. Also ask me about my Spotify playlist.

*I look forward to being challenged for this award as I help grow the firm in the years to come.

  • Conveyancing Connection (QLD) Pty Ltd
    As a trusted advisor, it is important for us to know that, when we need to refer a client to another practitioner, they will be treated with respect and their matter will be handled to the same standards we employ and won’t fall through the cracks. Dugald Hamilton and the team at 23LEGAL always look after our clients to a standard that is above and beyond what is required and we have no hesitation in recommending their services.
    Conveyancing Connection (QLD) Pty Ltd
  • Jamie Brauer
    I have used the services of Dugald Hamilton and 23LEGAL several times now. Dugald has always delivered result that exceed my expectations in a timely fashion and at a competitive price. I feel safe and secure knowing I have him in my corner if needed.
    Jamie Brauer
  • Melissa Scott
    Dugald and the team at 23LEGAL have provided consistently high levels of legal advice and assistance on a range of matters for Megaport Ltd, an ASX-200 listed company in the technology sector. I appreciate the commercial aspects of Dugald's advice and the practical nature of his recommendations. As an example, he will often give insights on the chances of success and weighed up against the likely costs, may advise on the real costs vs benefits of pursuing certain options. This in invaluable for my internal decision making and justifying certain spends. 23LEGAL is certainly doing law differently.
    Melissa Scott
    Senior Legal Counsel, Megaport Ltd.

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