New District Court judge appointed

Long-time commercial litigation barrister 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 he has appeared in numerous lengthy trials in the Supreme Court of Queensland, the Federal Court, and in arbitrations.

His 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.

“Mr Andreatidis KC’s appointment is richly deserved,” Attorney-General and Justice Minister Yvette D’Ath said. “He has built a strong reputation as a hard worker whose courteous manner is appreciated by all who encounter him.”

His appointment takes effect from today.

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