Andrew Douglas

TitleFounder & Managing PrincipalOrganisationFCW Lawyers


Andrew Douglas is the Managing Principal of FCW Lawyers – a workplace and commercial law firm based in Australia. Andrew is a leading senior legal practitioner with more than 30 years’ experience working with publicly listed businesses, companies, and substantial SMEs across a range of industries including manufacturing, agriculture, construction, government, NFP, education, health, and financial services. Andrew practices a range of workplace law, including employment, health and safety, workers’ compensation, dispute resolution, privacy, and investigations. Andrew is an accomplished speaker and chair of masterclasses in workplace law throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

He has also authored several books on health and safety law and is a widely published legal practitioner on workplace wellbeing. Every Friday, Andrew co-hosts the Friday Workplace Briefing with members of the Workplace Relations team, informing a growing audience of senior HR professionals and business leaders on the latest legal news and developments impacting their organisations. Andrew is renowned for his leadership effectiveness, and commitment to his staff, their development and future. Prior to establishing FCW Lawyers in 2018, Andrew led large teams for several national law firms in the roles of National Head of Workplace Relations and Head of Dispute Resolution. He left ‘big law’ to build a firm that sees the world through ‘client eyes’, and cultivates a work environment of excellence, equality, flexibility and compassion.