Bertie Smallbone

I enjoy insurance because it is an inherently personal industry and means I get the opportunity to work with sophisticated clients in different industries on a daily basis.

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Bertie Smallbone


Bertie Smallbone is a Solicitor in our Insurance and Health team and is based in our Perth office.

Bertie specialises in:

  • Professional indemnity
  • Public liability
  • Occupational health & safety
  • Management liability

Prior to joining Barry.Nilsson., Bertie worked at a boutique personal injury firm where he gained experience in general public liability and negligence matters. Bertie enjoys developing personal relationships with clients which facilitates the development of a commercial and efficient approach to claims from the outset.

“Insurance can quickly become complicated if it is not properly managed and understood by clients so it is important to take the time to understand the different industries that we deal with. This approach is one that I think is shared by everyone at Barry.Nilsson and is the main reason why we are so popular. It means that we are able to provide accurate, pragmatic advice to the relevant stakeholders and also means that we are able to develop long-standing personal relationships with our clients.”

Bertie has a focus on professional indemnity claims and has worked on claims involving accountants, architects, builders, engineers, real estate agents, mining companies and contractors. He has a particular interest in occupational health and safety claims.

Bertie holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2020 and is also a member of Law Society WA.


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