1 Bligh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Office Telephone: +61 (0)2 9320 4600
Office Fax: +61 (0)2 9320 4666
Direct Dial (Sydney): +61 (0)2 9320 4603
Mobile: +61 (0) 409 319560
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Although Andrew's practice covers contentious and non-contentious matters, he is primarily a commercial litigator. He was seconded to a US property/casualty insurer in the mid-1990s where he gained great experience of casualty business and PD/BI issues with multinational insureds - areas in which he continues to specialise in addition to financial and specialty lines and energy. He is familiar with and regularly advises on issues emanating from the subscription market and tension between the different interests (and positions) of subscribing insurers.
More recently, he has advise on the defence of a large class action claim arising from an uncontained aircraft engine failure and has advised insurers of major asbestos liabilities in proceedings to compel their reinsurance response. He also advises policy-holders on their insurance response, e.g. following explosions (multiple), constructive total loss damage to a new state of the art train in international transit, and failed property developments.
On the non-contentious side, Andrew advises on policy wordings, regulatory matters and arrangements to cover underwriting agency, run-off/claims administration, reinsurance collection and commutations.
Chambers records "Andrew is praised as an especially proactive practitioner, appreciated for always taking things on board and looking for feedback from us as to what we want as a client. He acts as lead advisor to an impressive range of policy-holder clients".
Andrew is qualified in England and Wales.