Con Kakakios is a partner in our Insurance & Health team and is based in the Sydney office. He is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury.
‘I act for insurers, self-insureds and government agencies on a broad range of civil liability claims. I have extensive experience defending public and product liability claims, as well as professional indemnity claims involving personal injury, property damage and pure economic loss. I’ve also handled claims involving catastrophic injury and large-scale property damage. Over the years, I’ve worked on matters involving occupiers, contractors, product suppliers and manufacturers, health professionals, lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, hostels, nursing homes, religious organisations and schools.’
Con’s areas of specialisation include:
- Public liability
- Product liability and Product Recalls
- Personal injury
- Property damage
- Professional indemnity
- Business interruption and construction risk claims for loss and damage
- Travel insurance
- Life insurance.
‘I have particular expertise in using the provisions of the Civil Liability Act 2002 to obtain optimum results for clients. I also have an interest in the ongoing effects of that legislation on the law of torts, as well as the interaction of various statutory regimes. I’ve advised clients on the effects of section 151Z of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 and the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 on public liability claims and the application of dual insurance.’
In addition, Con provides advice on policy issues, including the application of exclusion clauses. Over the years, he has also advised insurers on new insurance products.
‘At Barry.Nilsson., we put our clients first. The entire team is focused on providing clients with the best possible service. We’re a boutique firm with a national presence, which isn’t common. I think the “can do” attitude of the firm is also something that distinguishes us from other firms. The partners at Barry.Nilsson. are friendly, and we pride ourselves on being good listeners. For these reasons, our clients seem to enjoy talking to us. This is terribly important. Finally, there’s a sense of collaboration among the Insurance team at Barry.Nilsson. Our clients value this, because they know that we’ll assign the right expert to assist them.’