Dr Andrew Lu OAM has substantial experience representing the insurance industry, health practitioners, and Government. Before joining HBA Legal as a partner in 2018, Andrew was a partner of another respected Australian insurance law firm. He leads HBA’s national health law practice.
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. He also advises on the drafting and interpretation of insurance contracts.
Andrew has conducted administrative law litigation, mediated vocational and commercial matters to early resolution, and advised on contractual disputes, the conflict of laws, and tortious claims. He advances good governance in the Arts as a non-executive director of the Arts Law Centre of Australia, the Australian Youth Orchestra, Melbourne International Film Festival, and the National Gallery of Australia Foundation. He is a member of the Council of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, and chairs the Fulbright Scholarship Selection Committee in WA.
Areas of expertise
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 actively supports the professional development of others by delivering regular in-service training and through the Law Society of Western Australia as a member of its Education Committee, as an author and editor for various LexisNexis publications including Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, and as an adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia Law School. Andrew is also a sessional Member of the Western Australian State Administrative Tribunal.
Andrew was awarded the Order of Australia medal in the Queen’s Birthday 2008 Honours, 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 holds masters and doctoral degrees in Law, is a Fellow of ANZIIF, and in 2018 was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.