Andrea Beatty

LLB (Hons) University of Adelaide
LLM (Canta) Cambridge University

Andrea is considered one of Australia's leading financial services lawyers. She practises in all areas of financial services and regulation, including breach, remediation and reporting, disputes and regulator investigations. She is recognised in Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 for her expertise and has been listed in Australia's 'Best Lawyers' every year for the past 8 years. Andrea is a former partner of K&L Gates and Mallesons Stephen Jacques, and is the author of 5 editions of the leading consumer law text 'Annotated National Credit Code' published by Lexis Nexis. The 6th edition is currently in production.


  • 5 editions of the Annotated Consumer Credit Code (Lexis Nexis Butterworths)
  • Author of the ‘Australia’ chapter in the Consumer Finance Law Review (Law Business Research Ltd UK)
  • The Law of Payment Systems (Butterworths, 2000)
  • Author of 4 chapters in “Australian Consumer Credit Law” loose-leaf (Lexis Nexis Butterworths)
  • Author of ‘Consumer Credit’ Chapter in Australian Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents (Lexis Nexis Butterworths)
  • Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing loose-leaf (Thompson Reuters)

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed in Australia’s ‘Best Lawyers’ for the past 8 years
  • Finalist Euromoney awards

Speaking Engagements

  • Australian Retail Credit Association Conference
  • Informa Credit Law Conferences
  • Legalwise credit seminars
  • Numerous other seminars

Professional Organisations & Memberships

  • Financial services Council
  • Australian Retail Credit Association (ARCA)
  • Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA)
  • Banking and Financial Services Association (BFSLA
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals Australia and New Zealand (iappANZ)
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)
  • REGTECH Association
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Association of Compliance Professionals Australia
  • Law Council of Australia – Financial Services Committee
  • Law Council of Australia – Privacy Committee
  • Law Council of Australia – E-Commerce Committee
  • Financial Services Institute of Australia
  • Women Lawyers Association of NSW
  • Cambridge Society of NSW
Areas of expertise
Financial Services & Regulatory
Privacy and data security
Payment systems
Compliance programs and audits
Financial services alliances and acquisitions
APRA and ASIC licensing
Australian consumer law
Plain English drafting
Professional Contact
Phone: 0405 592 257