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.

Dec 6, 2019

INSIGHT: General practitioner successfully appeals negligence finding

Abstract A Sydney-based general practitioner has successfully appealed a finding of negligence based on an alleged failure to refer a patient for specialist treatment in the context of particular pathology results (which predated his involvement in the patient’s care) on a background of a chronic and prolonged health condition.   District Court proceedings [1] Mr […]

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 […]