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, Head of Construction – Claims Solutions, Marsh Pty Limited
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Nicholas Andrew


Nick Andrew is a principal in our Insurance and Health team. He established the Barry.Nilsson. Sydney office in 2014. 

During a career spanning 23 years Nick has been called upon by the Australian and London insurance markets to advise upon and handle a diverse range of matters across the insurance spectrum, in particular arising from some of Australia’s most significant infrastructure, building, and renewable energy projects. In addition to defending complex claims, he is recognised as a policy coverage specialist. 

Nick has market-leading experience in professional indemnity, financial lines, liability and construction/engineering matters. Of note, Nick is currently acting in litigation relating to Opal Tower, Mascot Towers and the Tathra bushfires. He is providing coverage and defence work on multiple high quantum combustible cladding matters and advising excess markets in relation to losses arising from the Gorgon Project, several highway/roads projects and claims arising from failed healthcare infrastructure. Nick handles a large portfolio of claims against real estate agents and financial services providers, including mortgage brokers.

Nick is supported by a team of lawyers who specialise in:

  • Professional indemnity
  • Construction/Engineering
  • Financial Lines 
  • Property damage (including contract works and ISR)
  • Coverage disputes
  • Public and Products liability
  • Allied Health and Aged Care
  • Commercial Litigation

‘I believe my strength as a legal practitioner lies in my ability to communicate clearly, distil complex problems and provide 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 credits much of Barry.Nilsson.’s growth and success over recent years to its focus on people and culture, which has fostered an environment of career support, inclusiveness and high performance. 

‘Most importantly, 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 was named Insurance Partner of the Year at the 2021 Lawyers Weekly Awards, and has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide since 2016. 


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


  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Master of Laws


Insurance and Health

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