Emily Schneider

Being part of a firm with a strong insurance practice which is also enthusiastic to continue to strengthen their pro bono and community program is a rare opportunity.

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Emily Schneider

Special Counsel

Emily is a special counsel in our Insurance & Health team and, in her role as national pro bono manager, leads Barry.Nilsson.’s Impact Project. Emily joined the Melbourne office in 2017.

"Barry.Nilsson. is fast developing an extremely strong reputation in the Melbourne and national market as a market leader and as a great place to work. To have joined the firm during such an exciting time is a rare opportunity."

Having practised in Melbourne for over a decade, Emily specialises in complex and high value professional indemnity claims.

Emily’s practice focuses on professional negligence claims acting for financial advisors, directors and officers, solicitors and law firms, and the full range of construction professionals in relation to all manner of design and/or construction defects and cladding claims. 

Emily also regularly acts for a range of clients including publishers in defamation claims both litigated and non-litigated.

Emily provides coverage and monitoring advice to a number of global professional indemnity insurers on complex claims for indemnity.

In addition to her insurance practice, as national pro bono manager, Emily launched Impact Project in 2018 which is a program focussed on strengthening our firm’s commitment to  pro bono, community giving, environmental responsibility and indigenous participation. 

In 2019, Impact Project announced its charitable partnership with the Junior Indigenous Marine and Environmental Cadets Program (JIME). The charitable partnership will see staff set some ambitious fundraising targets in order to meaningfully contribute to this wonderful charity.

In 2017, Emily’s dedication to pro bono initiatives was recognised when she was named as a Finalist for the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards in the category of Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year.

Emily has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts. She is a member of Women In Insurance (WII), Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA), National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC), Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG) and Victorian Women Lawyers (VWL).


Insurance and Health