Andrew Cook is a partner in Cook Morris Quinn. He qualified with his LLB in 1985 and was admitted to the bar in 1986. Previously he was a partner of Davenports and Davenports West from 1994 to 2006.
Andrew has practised significantly in the civil and commercial litigation field since he was admitted, appearing in a number of jurisdictions including the District and High Courts. He has provided support in High Court cases for Queen’s Counsel.
Since 1991 and the introduction of the Employment Contracts Act, Andrew has taken special interest in the area of employment law. He has attended numerous mediations and appeared in the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court. Andrew’s expertise covers all aspects of the employment relationship from the preparation of employment agreements, advice and strategy in relation to dealing with problematical employees, restructuring, dealing with serious misconduct and dismissals.
More recently Andrew has expanded his practice to assist his clients with their commercial needs including property transactions, business sales and purchases as well as estate planning and asset protection.
Andrew is committed to his community, offering his time in a number of voluntary positions. He was previously a trustee for his local primary school for seven years. For over a decade he has been and remains a trustee of the Big Buddy Mentoring Trust which provides mentors to fatherless boys. He is a trustee of the ISAP Trust which endeavours to reduce truancy and encourages children to attend and engage in school education in West Auckland. He is also the past President of the Western Districts School Children’s Cricket Association and current Chairman of the Suburbs New Lynn Cricket Club.
Andrew is married with two teenagers. He is a keen fisherman and a sports enthusiast, which these days means following his boys’ sports, winter and summer.
Telephone: 09 831 0033
Mobile: 0295 955 839
Location: Westgate office
Andrew’s secretary is Joy Farrow who can be contacted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org