Andy graduated from Griffith University with a double degree in Law and Psychological Science. He was also awarded a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice by the College of Law and is admitted to practice in Queensland.
Andy has a diverse interest in all areas of law and works to ensure that he understands every component of his clients’ legal issues. He is particularly interested in all aspects of criminal and family law. He also speaks both Arabic and English and is able to meet Arabic-speaking clients to discuss their legal issues in their native tongue.
While studying law Andy demonstrated his dedication to community justice by working at a legal assistance service as a result of which he gained experience in a range of legal disciplines such as criminal law, family law (both parenting and property), and employment law. He also volunteered at a community legal centre.
As a member of the Australian Middle Eastern community, Andy involves himself with his cultural heritage and enjoys spending his free time with his friends and loved ones. He has a strong interest in psychology and human behaviour and is a passionate defender of human rights.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Member of the Queensland Law Society
Success Stories and Publications
- Personal Injury Payouts and Property Settlements
- Murder and Manslaughter in Queensland
- What is Our Date of Separation?
- What is Domestic Violence? (Qld)
Our solicitor Andy Bazzi represented a client charged with mid-range drink driving, with a BAC of 0.134, which is at the upper end of mid-range.
On Mr Bazzi's advice, the client pleaded guilty at the first opportunity. He received the mandatory minimum license disqualification and avoided having a conviction recorded.
Our solicitor Andy Bazzi assisted a client who was facing a stealing charge arising from her involvement in a scam to the value of $22,000. The scam had been orchestrated by another person, but the funds had been paid into our client's bank account and she had moved the funds to a number of other parties, both local and overseas.
On Mr Bazzi's advice, the client provided police with detailed information and material to assist in their investigation of the principle offender. This cooperation was emphasised in the defence submissions at sentencing and the client was released on a Good Behaviour Bond and avoided having a conviction recorded.
Our solicitor Andy Bazzi represented a client in the Children's Court on a charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. The client was alleged to have sped around a corner and lost control of the car with his brother sitting in the passenger seat.
Through case conferencing, Mr Bazzi negotiated to have the charge replaced with the lesser charge of drive without due care and attention.
At sentencing, Mr Bazzi made submissions around the client's favourable education and work history. He was released on a Good Behaviour Bond, avoiding a conviction and a license suspension.
Our solicitor Andy Bazzi assisted a client who held a Power of Attorney for her mother. The client had attempted to take money out of her mother’s account without her mother being present. The bank contacted her mother, who said she wasn’t aware that any such transaction was taking place.
The client was trying to surprise her mother by withdrawing funds for the purchase of a car after the mother's house sold and settlement went through. The bank subsequently blocked access to the mother’s account, even after the mother attended the bank. The bank was concerned that there may be capacity issues with Mum due to the contradicting instructions they received from her.
Mr Bazzi attended a meeting with the branch manager and was able to get the restrictions removed and the funds in the client’s hands by the 28th December. The client and her mother were able to purchase the car before the new year.
Our solicitor Andy Bazzi recently succeeded in having a driving charge withdrawn. His client was speeding on a motorcycle when a police officer began pursuing him. The client sped off and was out of sight within seconds. Police attended his house and charged him with failing to stop.
The client pleaded not guilty and the matter was listed for hearing. Mr Bazzi subsequently convinced prosecutions to withdraw the charge. Footage from the client's dashcam showed that he would have been unable to identify the vehicle pursuing him as a police vehicle and Mr Bazzi argued that his client mistakenly believed he was being pursued by an angry motorist. Prosecution agreed to withdraw the charge.