Andrew Cheetham

For over 17 years’, Andrew has specialised in advising Australian and London based insurers on complex claims as both defence and coverage counsel in disputes involving professional negligence and breaches of contract, D&O insurance, general liability, business interruption and ISR policies.

Andrew has been ranked in Doyle’s Guide 2016 as ‘Recommended’ in the category of Financial Lines


Andrew’s experience includes advising:

  • Domestic and international insurers across major banks and financial institutions, as coverage counsel on remediation programs, regulatory investigations and prosecutions by ASIC;
  • International D&O insurers, as coverage and monitoring counsel, in respect of numerous class actions initiated against banks and financial institutions;
  • The D&O insurers of ASX listed leisure management company, as coverage counsel for the coronial inquest, in respect of claims and statutory investigations following the death of four patrons at Dreamworld;
  • Excess insurers, as coverage counsel, on a banking and professional liability policy for claims against a financial services providers in respect of civil penalty claims due to breaches of regulatory provisions regarding money laundering and terrorism funding;
  • Insurers, as coverage counsel, in relation to analysing complicated financial and regulatory claim by ASIC surrounding manipulation of wholesale interbank interest rates and associated pecuniary penalties;
  • The ex-managing director and CEO of ASX listed energy company (in liquid) in regards to defending environmental concerns regarding alleged breaches of the Environmental Protection Act;
  • Three non-executive directors of ASX listed mining services company (in liquid) in regards to defending taxation litigation proceedings initiated by the liquidator against the ATO for preferential payments;
  • Insurers on an environmental insurance dispute in respect of contamination issues at a major international airport;
  • Insurers on a cladding notification involving over 1500 potentially in-breach international projects;
  • A client in regards to defending class action commenced by s457 visa holders against a large national labour hire company; and
  • A prominent international law firm in regards to defending a AUD $50 million professional negligence claim.

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