Andrew Saxton

Principal
Sydney

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

He also works in the not-for-profit sector assisting charitable, religious and community organisations responding to children and vulnerable people making claims of historical sexual abuse. 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 2021 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,  2019 and 2020 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.

RECENT INSIGHTS
Sep 22, 2020

INSIGHT: UK High Court applies established duty of care principles to legalise professional guidance which permits disclosure of confidential information to a proximate third party without consent

ABC v NHS — Background The UK High Court[1] applied established duty of care principles to legalise professional guidance which permits disclosure of confidential information to a proximate third party without consent, in circumstances where the medical professional has properly undertaken the requisite balancing exercise of risks and interests affecting the patient, third party and […]

Apr 9, 2020

INSIGHT: WA hospital negligent for not recognising sepsis in infant burns patient resulting in irreversible brain damage

Abstract Western Australian hospital unsuccessful in appealing a finding of negligence based on an alleged failure to suspect, recognise and treat an infant patient for sepsis subsequent to a burn injury, leading to cardiac arrest, multi-organ failure, brain damage and cerebral palsy.[1] Damages yet to be agreed or assessed.   District Court proceedings[2] Sunday Mabior […]

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