Andrew Saxton


Andrew assists health professionals and organisations when responding to professional indemnity claims, disciplinary proceedings, Medicare investigations, fraud and overservicing claims. Andrew also appears as an advocate at coronial inquests.

Alongside his health practice, Andrew has conducted insurance audits for London underwriters, scrutinising claims reserves and advising on litigation trends in medical negligence portfolios. He also works in the not-for-profit sector, assisting charitable and religious organisations responding to child abuse claims. While working to resolve these claims compassionately, Andrew has also given risk management advice and developed policies for working with children.

Andrew was recognised by Best Lawyers 2020 in the fields of Medical Negligence and Health & Aged Care Law, categories for which he has been recognised since the inception of the awards in 2008. Andrew was nominated as Medical Negligence ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Sydney 2016. He is also identified in Doyle’s Guide as a pre-eminent lawyer for Medical Negligence Lawyers (Defendant) – NSW in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions.

Andrew is a health law specialist with a reputation for integrity and compassion. Andrew’s practice is marked by his advocacy and the consistency with which he delivers solutions to clients in the health and not-for-profit clients.

Mar 14, 2018

INSIGHT: Outrage as junior UK doctor is convicted of manslaughter and struck off

Introduction The UK case involving Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, a junior doctor convicted of manslaughter and subsequently struck off the UK medical register, is raising alarm in the international medical community. The case has sparked discussion among doctors around the world about the role of self-appraisals and highlighted the difficulties faced by junior clinicians working in […]

Dec 7, 2017

INSIGHT: Video: Negligence and Consent in the Medical Profession

In this video, originally published by BenchTV,  Principal Andrew Saxton and Anthony Bartley SC discuss the salient features of Tinnock v Murrumbidgee Local Health District (No 6) [2017] NSWSC, specifically, a phrase in a consent form, signed and read by the plaintiff, which allegedly evoked an understanding that her surgical operation might be performed by […]