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Andrew Lu

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

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

    6009 Perth


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  • Calculated using citation counts from Scopus for publications in the UWA Profiles and Research Repository
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Personal profile


As a lawyer to the insurance and health industries, Andrew Lu is a trusted adviser to underwriters, brokers, professionals and Government. He has mediated complex and sensitive disputes, and represented hospitals and health practitioners in professional complaints and claims, disciplinary proceedings, 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 medical and health law practice of national insurance law firm HBA Legal, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Dr Lu 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, and received the Order of Australia medal in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours. 

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

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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