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Professional Indemnity


Do you need access to lawyers with expertise in managing professional indemnity claims? 

At Barry.Nilsson., the depth and breadth of experience of our professional indemnity team, and the efficient and cost-effective way in which we run matters, are what give us an edge over other firms.

We have extensive experience of handling disputes involving professionals, including in the construction, legal, financial, insurance, medical and entertainment fields.

We act for insurers in relation to coverage disputes, which includes regular appointments to legal panels. We also defend claims, both large and small, made against insureds on instructions from their insurers. In addition, we are able to handle particularly complex claims.


Why do our team of professional indemnity lawyers stand apart?

With most professional indemnity matters, the evidence is crucial. In many professions, it is likely to be complicated and extremely technical.

This means that you need an experienced lawyer who understands your profession, has the skill to analyse the evidence relevant to your matter, and can then build a strong case in your defence.

That is why we’ve brought together some of the most knowledgeable professional indemnity lawyers in the country, with expertise in defending all the traditional professions (including in the area of errors and omissions):

  • Construction (architects, engineers, builders, quantity surveyors, certifiers and geotechnicians)
  • Financial institutions (accountants, financial planners and mortgage brokers)
  • Legal (solicitors, barristers and conveyancers)
  • Health care (medical practitioners and allied health professionals)
  • Insurance (brokers)
  • Local government (councillors and officers)
  • Entertainment (film and television professionals)
  • Real estate (agents and valuers).

Our specialists and their teams are well equipped to assist with:

  • Claims
  • Investigations
  • Inquiries
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Public hearings
  • Prosecutions.

The size of our professional indemnity team means that we can allocate matters to solicitors with the appropriate level of expertise so that your matter is managed efficiently and effectively.

For instance, if it’s relatively straightforward, it will be allocated to a more junior solicitor. However, if you are facing a claim that raises particularly complex issues, we have appropriate expertise on hand.


Some of our professional indemnity clients include: Aegis, AIG, Allianz, MS Amlin, Argo, Aspen, Brit, Chaucer, Chubb, Enstar, Lexon, LGM Queensland, Liberty, Markel, Navigators Syndicate 1221, Neon, Prorisk, QBE, QBE European Operations/QBE 386, RealCover, Suncorp Group, Tokio Marine Kiln, Travelers Syndicate and XL Catlin.


Our expertise and experience in professional indemnity led Doyle’s Guide to rank us as a leading professional indemnity firm across five states, including a ‘first tier’ professional indemnity firm in Queensland, and saw nine of our principals recognised as leaders in the field. 

Our professional indemnity team is led by Rhett KennedyBest Lawyers named Rhett ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Insurance Law (Brisbane) for 2018, and Doyle’s Guide listed him as ‘preeminent’ under the category ‘Leading Professional Indemnity Lawyers' in Queensland in 2016.


We see it as one of our responsibilities to keep our clients informed about developments in professional indemnity. That's why we encourage you to take a look at ProFilesour quarterly eNewsletter that explores important legal developments relating to professional indemnity.