Nicholas Andrew

We have received continuous recognition and gratitude from our clients who appreciate the level of detail and strategy Nick presents along with his legal experience that provides confidence for client/broker/insurer.

- Mr Robert Krleski, Claims Manager – Technical, Marsh Global Claims Practice
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Nicholas Andrew

Principal

Nick Andrew is a principal in our Insurance and Health team and is based in the Sydney office.

‘After working for more than a decade at a large international firm advising both Australian and London-based insurers across major lines of insurance, I joined Barry.Nilsson. in 2014 to establish the Sydney office. It’s been very rewarding to watch our office grow into a team of more than 60 people and for Barry.Nilsson. to establish itself as a truly national insurance practice.’

During a career spanning almost 20 years, Nick has focussed on handling strategically important claims. Nick manages a team of lawyers who specialise in:

  • Professional indemnity
  • Public and product liability
  • Property damage (including contract works and ISR)
  • Coverage disputes

Nick has particular experience in financial lines (including management liability), construction and engineering, general liability, allied health and aged care. He acts for both domestic and overseas clients and has a significant London market practice.

‘I believe my strength as a legal practitioner lies in my ability to provide clients with advice that is both strategic and pragmatic, particularly when it comes to navigating difficult disputes. I draw on my experience and commercial judgment to deliver early positive outcomes for my clients whenever possible.’

Nick has acted in disputes arising from financial product failures and significant infrastructure and renewable energy projects across Australia, resulting in large scale litigation and inquiries, including arising from train derailments, bushfires and floods, as well as from tunnel, bridge, wharf and scaffolding collapses. Notable examples include the Lane Cove Tunnel collapse, the Oasis Fund Management class action and 2013 Hunter bushfires. Although the bulk of Nick’s work is in litigation, he also advises insurers on policy coverage and product development.

‘In my view, three factors set Barry.Nilsson. apart from other firms. First, we invest deeply in our relationships with our existing clients. Secondly, we're both responsive and cost-effective, whilst delivering focused, high quality advice. Finally, our talented team of lawyers and support staff are collegiate, energetic and motivated, which makes Barry.Nilsson. a fantastic place to come to work each day.’ 

Nick is currently recognised in Doyle’s Guide as one of New South Wales' leading professional indemnity lawyers and a recommended public and product liability lawyer.

Leadership

  • Member, Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA)
  • Member, Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG)
  • Member, Construction Sub-Committee, NSW Engineering Discussion Group

Expertise

  • Professional indemnity
  • Construction
  • Financial lines
  • Public and product liability
  • Property
  • Contract works
  • Policy coverage

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Master of Laws