Andrew Allan

Andrew specialises in dispute resolution in the context of common law-based insurance schemes and also administrative benefit and review schemes.

Andrew has particular expertise in common law personal injury claims, dust disease claims and workers’ compensation matters – in particular, claims for psychological injury arising from management action.

Andrew also assists doctors in respect of complaints, coronial inquiries and investigations.

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

Andrew has been named in Best LawyersTM Australia for Government Practice (2017, 2018, and 2019) and Insurance (2019).


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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