Andrew Sharpe - Principal


Contact details

+61 2 9018 9915


  • Insurance law
  • Professional indemnity
  • Financial lines
  • Management liability
  • Regulatory and compliance advice
  • Alternative dispute resolution

Andrew is an insurance law specialist with 25 years’ experience acting for major Australian and international insurers. He provides advice on a range of issues including strategy, policy drafting, coverage and regulatory disputes, and claims advice. Andrew is also an experienced litigator of financial lines claims with particular expertise in management liability and professional claims against financial (accountants, financial planners, stockbrokers), insurance (brokers and agents) and property (real estate and valuation) professionals.

He’s known for his strategic thinking and collaborative approach, with the ability to affect positive change for the industry generally and deliver enhanced outcomes for clients, insureds, brokers, and agencies.

Through his chairmanship of the National Insurance Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia and collaboration with key insurance, intermediary and professional associations, he has successfully influenced government on a range of policy issues.  He is a member of the NSW Committee of the Australian Insurance Law Association, a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and frequently delivers industry seminars on behalf of ANZIIF and the National Insurance Brokers Association.

Andrew is admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. He also has a degree in economics and completed his Honours thesis on the topic of proportionate liability schemes prior to the introduction of such schemes in Australia.

Andrew was, for the fifth consecutive year, included in the Best Lawyers in Australia 2017 in Insurance, and was also recognised for Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.  He is also listed in Doyle’s Guide as a recommended lawyer for professional indemnity.


  • Sydney

    Level 16, MLC Centre
    19 Martin Place
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    +61 2 9018 9999
    +61 2 9018 9900
  • Melbourne

    Level 12, 357 Collins Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    +61 3 9810 6777
    +61 3 9810 6770
  • Newcastle

    Level 6, 45 Watt Street
    Newcastle NSW 2300
    +61 2 4047 2600
    +61 2 4047 2699
  • Brisbane

    Level 8, 60 Edward Street
    Brisbane QLD 4000
    +61 7 3220 9333
    +61 7 3220 9399
  • Perth

    Level 3, 225 St Georges Terrace
    Perth WA 6000
    +61 8 6319 0470
    +61 8 6319 0499