New District Court Judge Appointed

Published Thursday, 25 May, 2023 at 04:10 PM

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

  • Nicholas Andreatidis KC is Queensland’s newest District Court Judge.
  • Mr Andreatidis KC’s appointment to the bench begins on 26 May.

Long-time commercial litigation specialist Nicholas Andreatidis KC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland.

Mr Andreatidis was called to the Bar in 2003 and took silk in 2018.

During his career Mr Andreatidis KC has appeared in numerous lengthy trials in the Supreme Court of Queensland, the Federal Court, and in arbitrations.

The breadth of Mr Andreatidis KC’s expertise extends from administrative law, which has seen him act in major mining lease matters, to banking and finance law, where he was involved in a trial regarding the Storm Financial collapse, to building and construction, where he has been retained in numerous multi-million-dollar disputes domestically and internationally.

He has appeared at a number of high-profile inquiries, including the Robodebt Royal Commission; Queensland’s Grantham Floods Inquiry; the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability; and the Paradise Dam Commission of Inquiry.

Mr Andreatidis KC has served on the Queensland Bar Association council since 2017, been chair of the New Bar Committee since 2019 and been the Association’s director representative on the Law Council of Australia since 2021.

He has also been a member of the Australian Bar Association’s ethics sub-committee for the past four years.

Quotes attributable to Attorney-General, Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath

“Mr Andreatidis KC’s appointment is richly deserved.

“He has built a strong reputation as a hard worker whose courteous manner is appreciated by all who encounter him.

“Mr Andreatidis KC wanted to be a lawyer from a young age and his appointment to the bench is a reflection of his expertise in, and passion for, the law.

“His record in the courtroom speaks for itself and he will be another great asset to the ranks of our Queensland judges.”


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