Hannah Savins is a senior associate in our Insurance & Health team. She joined the firm in 2008 and is based in the Brisbane office. In 2011 Hannah moved to Canada to spend two years working as a Manager in the Claims Programs division of the Insurance Corporation of British Colombia, the Province of BC’s monopoly auto-insurer. She returned to Australia and to Barry.Nilsson. in 2014.
Hannah’s areas of expertise are:
- Public liability, including claims for nervous shock and catastrophic injuries
- Product liability
- Workplace injuries and fatalities
- Property and transport claims
- Anti-discrimination matters
"My practice at Barry.Nilsson. requires me to advise clients on diverse scenarios and to distil legal concepts into easy to understand language. I enjoy making the law accessible to non-lawyer clients."
Hannah acts for a broad range of clients, including:
- building and construction companies
- host employers
- transport operators in the trucking and heavy motor industry
- commercial and residential occupiers
- real estate agents
- education providers
"I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to problem solve. For file management and to achieve the best possible resolution to a claim, it’s essential to be able to have frank and pragmatic dialogue with them in regards to outcomes and strategies."
In addition to her day-to-day practice, Hannah also facilitates a number of BN's in-house training and education programs, and has delivered a number of workshops to insurance professionals.
"I enjoy teaching and collaborative learning environments. Having worked in-house, I understand how important it is for insurance, broking and risk management professionals who are dealing with complex legal issues on a daily basis to have access to high-quality training."
Hannah has been recognised in Best Lawyers for Insurance Law since 2021.
Hannah has a Bachelor of Laws. She is a member of Women in Insurance and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.
Fraudulent claims within the meaning of section 56 of the Insurance Contracts Act
26 Nov 2021
Court clarifies that PIPA inapplicable to conditions secondary to dust-related diseases
14 Jun 2021
Court of Appeal affirms homeowner’s liability for slip on wet tiled steps
04 Nov 2016
Amendments to WCRA leave Byrne in play
01 Sep 2016