Andrew Sharpe

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Andrew Sharpe

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About Andrew

Andrew is an insurance law specialist. Over 20 years he has earned a reputation as a trusted adviser to the insurance industry, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2016 in the fields of insurance law, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. This is Andrew’s fifth consecutive year of being ranked in Best Lawyers for Insurance.

He acts for major Australian and international insurers on a range of issues including:

  • policy drafting
  • coverage disputes
  • regulatory disputes
  • claims
  • strategic advice.

He is an experienced litigator of financial and professional lines claims with particular expertise in management liability and professional claims against financial (accountants, financial planners, stockbrokers), insurance (insurance brokers and agents) and property (real estate and valuation) professionals.

Through his chairmanship of the Law Council of Australia, National Insurance Law Group, Andrew is able to influence government on a range of policy issues touching upon the insurance industry.

He is an active member of the Australian Insurance Lawyers Association and the Australian Professional Insurance Group and frequently delivers industry seminars on behalf of ANZIIF and the National Insurance Brokers Association.

Andrew is admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

Andrew’s other qualification is a degree in economics. Through this qualification Andrew has a particular aptitude and expertise in financial lines claims and professional indemnity claims involving financial professionals. He completed his Honours thesis on the topic of proportionate liability schemes prior to the introduction of such schemes in Australia.


Expertise

Professional indemnity – claims and disciplinary

Financial lines – directors and officers liability, management liability

Insurance policy interpretation and drafting

Regulatory and compliance

Qualifications & Associations

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Economics

Chairman of the Law Council of Australia, National Insurance Law Group

Member of the Australian Insurance Lawyers Association and the Australian Professional Insurance Group

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