Emma Topen

I work closely with my clients to understand their commercial drivers, and identify the best outcome for them. I then devise a clear and commercial plan to achieve that result.

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Emma Topen

Senior Associate

Emma is a senior associate in our Insurance & Health team and is based in our Brisbane office. She joined Barry.Nilsson in June 2018, having spent ten years practising at other leading insurance firms in Brisbane.

"Barry.Nilsson. appealed to me due to its strong client service focus. Many of BN’s clients have been with the firm for decades and I welcome the opportunity to build on these long standing relationships."

Acting for insurance companies and private and publicly listed companies, Emma specialises in public and product liability claims (personal injury and property damage). She has a particular interest in multi-party claims, workplace accidents, contractual disputes and advising about policy coverage.

Emma also has experience in the areas of professional indemnity and employment practices liability (EPL).

"Having practiced exclusively in insurance law since 2008, I’ve represented a variety of clients across numerous industries.  I enjoy working with different sorts of businesses and organisations as it means no two claim are ever the same."

Prior to commencing her legal career, Emma worked as an insurance broker for five years. This experience helped shape Emma’s understanding of the importance of effective and efficient claims management.

Emma holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts. She is a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association and Women In Insurance.


Insurance and Health