Andrew Calvin


Senior Legal Counsel

Andrew is a well-known solicitor in the NSW legal profession due to his writing on technology and the law, particularly in the Journal of the Law Society of New South Wales.

Skills and experience

I am a very experienced lawyer experienced in technology law, commercial law, corporations law and commercial property law with a friendly, accurate but pragmatic approach to legal advice.

Admitted in the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of New South Wales since 1986.

Special Counsel at Pym's Technology Lawyers
Senior Legal Counsel at Sydney Water Corporation
Senior In-house counsel at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Senior Legal Counsel at Stockland Corporation Limited (ASX:SGP)
Senior Associate at DLA Piper / Phillips Fox

Bachelor of Jurisprudence - BJuris
Bachelor of Laws - LLB
Master of Laws (distinction average) - LLM

Legal & consulting Services

Legal Practice: I practice with Pym's Technology Lawyers, a specialist legal practice with a focus on:

  • technology business
  • users of technology

We provide legal advice on most aspects of doing business in Australia, including:
  • setting up companies
  • copyright & trade marks
  • IT outsourcing
  • BPO outsourcing
  • information technology law
  • consultants' agreements
  • general commercial law
  • social media risk management
  • IT startups
  • Australian privacy law
  • securities

If you require regular fixed price work, such as an IT department who uses consultants regurlarly, I can offer turn-around at a fixed price.

I will have a chat with you and give you a cost estimate prior to any chargeable work starting. Where a fixed price is not appropriate to the type of work an hourly rate will apply.

Technology consulting: Legal firms need technology, but you many not want to manage it yourself. You can contact me for information about my consulting services for legal firms and their use of technology. I work to improve your use of existing tools, introduce new ones, and assess or develop your plans for security, business continuity, and disaster recovery. These services suit sole practitioners through to medium-large firms.

I can also refer you to reputable IT contractors and suppliers.

I can provide consulting on litigation support, as well as responding to regulatory inquiries.

Contact information

mobile (International) +61 435 0935 20,  (Australia) 0435 0935 20
office direct (International) +61 2 8075 3803,  (Australia) 02 8075 3803
skype andrewcalvin

Media information

I have written on technology, the internet and law in a monthly column for the Journal of the Law Society of New South Wales since 1998.

I have appeared on ABC News Radio and in The Australian newspaper, and spoken at many conferences and seminars both in Australia and overseas. I have also reviewed hardware and software in popular magazines in Australia.

My blog

I may be contacted for conferences and media quotes on technology, privacy, social media risk and related matters.

© 2016 Andrew Calvin   telephone +61 435 0935 20