Andrew Lu

Andrew Lu

Dr, AM, OAM, LLB, GradDipLaw W.Aust., LLM New England, SJD ANU, FAAL, FGIA, ANZIIF (Fellow) CIP, FFin

  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Andrew Lu AM is a trusted legal adviser to the insurance industry, professionals and Government. He is also a deputy member of the WA Reproductive Technology Council, and a sessional member of the State Administrative Tribunal. He has mediated complex disputes, and represented hospitals and health practitioners in complaints and claims, disciplinary matters, accreditation, and at coronial inquests. As an advocate, he has appeared as counsel in trials and appeals in State and Federal courts including in the High Court of Australia. He is a Partner and Head of the national medical malpractice and health practice of HBA Legal (part of Crawford & Company), and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Andrew is the author of over 70 book chapters and articles, is a health and medical law editor of Halsbury's Laws of Australia, the former head of professional development at the Law Society of Western Australia, and is noted as one of Australia's leading Health and Aged Care lawyers in Best Lawyers, and as a preeminent medical defence lawyer in Doyle's Guide. He won a 40 Under 40 Award in 2017, the Asian Australian Lawyers Association Diversity Leader Award 2019, Order of Australia Medal in 2008, and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Law, Doctor of Juridical Science, Australian National University

General Insurance Certificate IV Financial Services, Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance

Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma in Law, The University of Western Australia

Master of Laws, University of New England

External positions

Deputy Member, WA Reproductive Technology Council

2020 → …

Sessional Member, State Administrative Tribunal

2019 → …

Partner, HBA Legal

2018 → …

Manager Professional Development, Law Society of Western Australia


Partner, in-house counsel, Jarman McKenna


Senior Associate, Minter Ellison


Solicitor, Freehills


Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Western Australia

2001 → …

Industry keywords

  • Law

Research expertise keywords

  • Health and medical law
  • Torts
  • Conflict of laws
  • Professional standards
  • Insurance law
  • Civil procedure


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