Insurance & Health Law Insurance & Health Law

Insurance & Health Law

Barry.Nilsson. has a reputation for providing clients operating in the insurance and health sectors with outstanding legal services.

Our national Insurance & Health practice covers all aspects of insurance, from policy drafting to claims management, the most crucial aspect of operations and profitability.

We are widely regarded as one of the top Insurance & Health law teams in Australia and were named Professional Services Firm of the Year at the 2016, 2017 & 2019 ANZIIF Australian Insurance Industry Awards. Due to the quality of our advice and the standard of our service, we develop long-term relationships with our clients. In fact, our clients tell us that they use us because we not only achieve the best outcomes for their businesses but we’re more cost-effective than our competitors.

Our Expertise

Our national Insurance & Health practice covers all aspects of insurance, from policy drafting to claims management, the most crucial aspect of operations and profitability.

We have a deep understanding of the insurance industry; the result of our strong engagement in the industry. And, as a firm that has specialised in insurance law for over 30 years, we have relationships with insurers, brokers, self-insureds and re-insurers both in Australia and overseas.

Our national team of over 130 lawyers, including 21 principals, has experience in all lines of insurance and in a broad range of industries, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Building and construction
  • Education
  • Financial institutions
  • Food and beverage
  • Film and television production
  • Health care
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Local government
  • Mining and infrastructure
  • Professional services
  • Religious organisations
  • Sporting organisations
  • Travel
  • Transport.
Our Approach

Our primary objective is always effective and efficient claims resolution.

Our commercially savvy, pragmatic lawyers can align their advice to your key business drivers. To get the best possible results for you, they will:

  • Reduce the cost of claims through efficient management and resolution
  • Provide you with high-quality and reliable advice on policy coverage and reserving
  • Deliver innovative and rapid solutions to complex and high-profile disputes
  • Provide you with insights on industry trends and legal updates.
Industry Recognition

As a firm, we've received the follow recognition:

Doyle’s Guide

  • Compulsory Third Party Law Firm - Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia
  • Dust Diseases Law Firm - Queensland and South Australia
  • Medical Negligence Law Firm - Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia
  • Professional Indemnity Law Firm - Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia
  • Public & Product Liability Law Firm - Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia

Best Lawyers

  • Top Listed Insurance Law Firm 2017 – Brisbane Metro
  • 23 individual lawyer listings across four insurance categories

ANZIIF Australian Insurance Industry Awards

  • Professional Services Firm of the Year, 2019
  • Professional Services Firm of the Year finalist, 2018
  • Professional Services Firm of the Year, 2017
  • Professional Services Firm of the Year, 2016
  • Professional Services Firm of the Year finalist, 2015
  • Law Firm of the Year finalist, 2012–2014

What our clients say

Recent News

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Insurance Law Principal, Melanie Quixley, Awarded National Honour for Excellence in Client Service

Thursday, 14 October 2021 Leading Insurance & Health Law Principal, Melanie Quixley, has today been named the exclusive winner of the 2021 Client...

Winner announced for the 2021 Next Gen Insurance Leader Award

Thursday, 26 August 2021 Barry.Nilsson. and Young Insurance Professionals are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2021 Next Gen Insurance Leader...

Finalists announced for the 2021 Next Gen Insurance Leader Award

Barry.Nilsson. and Young Insurance Professionals are thrilled to announce the finalists of the 2021 Next Gen Insurance Leader Award. Congratulations...

Recent Insights

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