Obituary & Funeral Notice - Andrew Bristow



It is with deep regret that the Bar Council informs members of the recent death of Andrew Bristow. Andrew was 62 years old.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Andrew Bristow will be held at St Andrew's Anglican Church, 228 New St, Brighton on Wednesday 17 April 2019 commencing at 3:00pm.

Andrew was born on 21 February 1957.

He was admitted to practice in 1981 and came to the Bar a year later, having worked as an employee solicitor in Mildura. He read with Roger Gillard QC.

Andrew is remembered by his peers as witty, charming, sensible and perceptive; qualities which assisted in forging trust with clients, his fellow members and the judiciary.

For some years, Andrew wrote a popular wine column for the Victorian Bar News, in which he would finish by likening the reviewed wine to a class of barrister, by reference to practice area, seniority, complexity, maturity and what it might be good for.

In 2012, Andrew assisted the South Pacific Education Committee by conducting a three-day workshop on Advanced Advocacy Skills (together with the Hon Justice Josh Wilson and Ian Percy).

Andrew also contributed via membership of the New Barristers Committee, the Chairmen of Lists Committee, the Demographics Committee and the Dispute Resolution Committee. He mentored a reader, Jonathon Sprott.

Andrew retired from the Bar in July 2015.

Deepest sympathies are extended to Andrew’s family.

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