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 is also an associate facilitator for Barry.Nilsson.’s in-house training program, Elevista. In this role she has delivered a number of workshops to insurance professionals.
‘I joined the team of facilitators at Elevista because 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 is recognised in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers for Insurance Law.
Hannah has a Bachelor of Laws. She is a member of Women in Insurance and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.
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