Bill Conor

I enjoy the high quality insurance work that I am involved with at Barry.Nilsson. I find that I’m often able to use both my legal knowledge and industry experience to solve technical as well as commercial issues, which is rewarding.

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Bill Conor

Special Counsel

Bill Conor is a Special Counsel in our Insurance & Health team and is based in the Adelaide office.

‘I began my career as a solicitor in a mid-sized commercial litigation and insurance firm. I was fortunate to be given the responsibility of running litigation in the South Australian courts quite early on in my career, which was invaluable in sharpening my skills as a litigator. I then moved to a boutique insurance firm specialising primarily in defendant public and professional liability actions.’

Bill specialises in:

  • Financial lines
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability
  • Property damage
  • Business interruption
  • Construction claims.

‘I have a particular interest in multi-party public liability and professional indemnity matters involving complex factual scenarios. Such actions invariably involve preparing complex pleadings and other court documents. I have the drafting skills and incisiveness, as well as an eye for detail, that enable me to assist clients involved in complex disputes.’

Bill has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Masters of Laws from the University of Adelaide. While completing his post-graduate degree, he took an advanced course in insurance law, which nurtured his interest in technical indemnity disputes.

‘I enjoy the high quality insurance work that I am involved with at Barry.Nilsson. I find that I’m often able to use both my legal knowledge and industry experience to solve technical as well as commercial issues, which is rewarding.’

Leadership

  • Committee Member, Civil Litigation Committee, Law Society of South Australia
  • Committee Member, Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA)
  • Member, Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG) (South Australia)
  • Member, Law Society of South Australia
  • Member, Adelaide University Alumni

Expertise

Insurance and Health

Adelaide