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


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 early 2014 to establish the Sydney office. It’s been very rewarding to watch that office grow into a team of more than 60 people.’

During a career spanning 19 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, construction and engineering, general liability, and allied health and aged care. 

‘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 handles claims brought against professionals, occupiers, nursing homes, educational institutions, councils, road authorities and contractors. More specifically, he's acted in disputes arising from significant infrastructure projects across Australia, resulting in large scale litigation and inquiries, including arising from train derailments, bush fires and floods, as well as from tunnel, bridge, wharf and scaffolding collapses. Although the bulk of Nick’s work is in litigation, he also advises insurers on policy coverage and product development.

‘I believe 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, and most importantly, although our teams are large, our clients always have direct access to the principals, whom they have entrusted to be the strategic leader on the file.’

Nick has been recognised in 2018 Doyle’s Guide as one of New South Wales' leading professional indemnity lawyers and a recommended public and product liability lawyer.


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


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


  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Master of Laws