Katie Swain
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Katie Swain


Katie is a principal in our Insurance & Health team and is based in the Melbourne office.

Katie is also the Head of Pro Bono & Corporate Responsibility at BN where she leads Barry.Nilsson.’s Impact Projecta program focussed on strengthening the firm’s commitment to pro bono, community giving, environmental responsibility and indigenous participation. 

“BN has a market leading reputation, not only for their high level of client service, but also for their cohesive team where authenticity with clients and each other is key.”

Katie has worked exclusively in insurance law for 14 years. Her particular area of expertise is in property damage claims across the following lines:

  • Public & product liability (property)
  • Subrogated recovery
  • Property insurance / Industrial Special Risks

Her experience covers a range of industry sectors, including building, construction, energy, retail and commercial.

Prior to joining Barry.Nilsson. in 2018, Katie was a partner at another leading Australian law firm. She has also worked for an international insurance and reinsurance practice in London earlier in her career.

Katie holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons).


Insurance and Health

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