Dr Andrew Lu AM
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Dr Andrew Lu AM has over 20 years’ experience representing the insurance industry, health practitioners, and Government. He began practice as a commercial insurance solicitor with what is now Herbert Smith Freehills, managed professional indemnity and general insurance disputes at Minter Ellison, and was a partner of what is now Sparke Helmore before joining HBA Legal as a partner in 2018. Andrew leads HBA’s national Medical Malpractice and Health team.
Experienced as a trial and appellate advocate, Andrew has appeared in the State and Federal courts including the High Court of Australia, at inquests and inquiries, and before many Tribunals. He has mediated vocational and commercial matters to early resolution, and advised on contractual disputes, recoveries, the conflict of laws, and tortious claims.
He actively supports the professional development of others through the Law Society of Western Australia and as a member of its Education Committee, as an author and editor for various LexisNexis publications including Halsbury’s, and as an adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia Law School. Andrew is also a deputy member of the Western Australian Reproductive Technology Council, and a sessional member of the State Administrative Tribunal. He holds masters and doctoral degrees in Law, is a Fellow of ANZIIF, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.
Areas of expertise
Andrew provides public and private hospitals, universities, and health practitioners with strategies to achieve the best outcomes in professional, public and products liability claims, and in vocational and disciplinary investigations for Australian and London market underwriters, medical defence organisations, the Government Insurance Division, and the Commonwealth. He also advises on the drafting and interpretation of insurance contracts.
Andrew was awarded the Order of Australia medal in 2008, and promoted to Member of the Order in 2021. He received a 40 Under 40 Award in 2017 for professional services and community investment, and was named Diversity Leader 2019 by the Asian Australian Lawyers Association. He is a non-executive director of the Arts Law Centre of Australia, Australian Youth Orchestra, Melbourne International Film Festival, and National Gallery of Australia Foundation, a member of the Council of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, and Chair of the Fulbright Scholarship Selection Committee for Western Australia.
He has been rated by clients and peers as one of Australia’s leading Health and Aged Care solicitors in Best Lawyers and as a leading professional indemnity and medical negligence (defendant) lawyer in Doyle’s Guide.
Why clients like him
Andrew’s considered and strategic approach delivers clients the advice they need. In line with HBA’s philosophy, he takes the time to listen to clients and understand their objectives before suggesting solutions to manage legal risk and expedite results.