Dr Andrew Lu


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Dr Andrew Lu OAM leads HBA’s health law practice. He has substantial experience representing the insurance industry, health practitioners, and Government on contentious matters.    Andrew began practice as a commercial insurance litigator with Freehills, and for nine years managed general liability, financial lines and professional indemnity disputes as a senior member of the insurance and risk team of Minter Ellison. Here,  he developed a special interest in medical negligence, before becoming a partner of Jarman McKenna.

Andrew has conducted administrative law litigation, mediated vocational and commercial matters to early resolution, and advised Government and corporate clients on contractual disputes, the conflict of laws, and tortious claims.  He holds masters and doctoral degrees in Law and is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.  Andrew promotes good governance in the Arts as a non-executive director of the National Gallery of Australia Foundation and the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Areas of expertise

Andrew provides public and private hospitals and health practitioners with strategies to achieve the best outcomes in professional, public and products liability claims, and in vocational regulation and disciplinary investigations. He also advises on policy wording and the interpretation of insurance contracts.

Experienced as counsel, Andrew has appeared before many Tribunals, at coronial inquests, and as a trial and appellate advocate in the State and Federal courts including the High Court of Australia. He actively supports the professional development of others in the legal and health sectors through regular in-service training and through the Law Society of Western Australia, as an author and editor for various LexisNexis publications including Halsbury’s, and as adjunct Senior Lecturer in law at the University of Western Australia.

Andrew is listed as a preeminent medical defence lawyer in Doyle’s Guide, won a 40 Under 40 Award in 2017 for professional services and pro bono work, and received an Order of Australia medal in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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.