Andrew Allan

Andrew is an expert dispute resolution lawyer and works primarily in the context of common law-based insurance schemes and administrative benefit and review schemes.

Andrew has been named in Best LawyersTM Australia for Government Practice (2017 – 2020), Insurance (2019 – 2020) and Dispute Resolution (2020).

Andrew’s clients include private insurers (including medical indemnity insurers), the Commonwealth Government, and the ACT Government.

Andrew is also a Registered Migration Agent and assists businesses and individuals to obtain Australian visas.

Experience

Andrew’s recent experience includes:

  • General insurers: Acting in respect of personal injury, property damage, product liability and medical negligence claims in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales courts;
  • Australian Government agencies: Acting  in claims made pursuant to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) and associated proceedings in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT);
  • Medical practitioners: Acting on coronial inquests, regarding complaints made to the ACT Health Services Commissioner and the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Association, and investigations conducted by the ACT Health Protections Service;
  • Companies and individuals: Acting for companies and individuals seeking Australia visas. Andrew often acts for Australian and overseas companies seeking to sponsor foreign workers on subclass 457 (temporary ) and Employer Nomination Scheme (permanent) work visas. Andrew also acts for individuals seeking business and investment visas, including the Significant Investor visa; and
  • Independent Investigator: Assisting the legal team supporting the Independent Investigator (Professor Dennis Pearce AO) for Allegations of Workplace Bullying and Other Unreasonable Behaviour in the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

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