Andrew Smith


Andrew is a solicitor at Hall Payne’s Darwin office. He studied law at the University of Tasmania and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2013.

After Uni, Andrew relocated to the Northern Territory and worked as a solicitor with Darwin Community Legal Service working with the Tenants’ Advice Service. During his time there, he successfully advocated for tenancy “blacklist” reforms to the Northern Territory Residential Tenancies Act.

Andrew joined Hall Payne in early 2019 and looks forward to continuing to grow the important work we do in the Territory; whether it’s assisting people injured at work or advising people on their workplace and employment law rights.

“After working with a number of vulnerable clients all over the Territory, I know how advocating for their rights can have such a positive impact for them.”

“For me it was important to join a firm with a social justice outlook and Hall Payne, with its focus on putting people first, provides that”.

Andrew is a member of the Law Society of the Northern Territory and volunteers at Darwin Community Legal Service.

Due to his interests in sports law, he assists with the Northern Territory Rugby League Tribunal and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association. In his spare time Andrew is a field umpire for Australian Rules Football and enjoys playing squash.

Recent Blogs by Andrew

Industrial manslaughter laws being proposed for the Northern Territory

Industrial manslaughter reforms being proposed for Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Parliament is proposing to introduce industrial manslaughter laws which could see the prosecution of individuals and/or corporations found to be responsible for the death of an employee at work.

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I’ve used all my sick leave. What now?

What if I have used all my sick leave but I am still sick?

Under the NES, Australian workers in the private sector employed on a full-time or part-time basis, are entitled to paid ‘personal/carer’s leave’. This leave entitlement is commonly referred to as ‘sick leave’.

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