Klaudine Barnsley

I approach each matter with a pragmatic and strategic view, ensuring that a commercial outcome for the client can be achieved at an early stage where possible."

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Klaudine Barnsley

Solicitor

Klaudine is a solicitor in our Insurance and Health team based in our Brisbane office.

Klaudine represents a range of national and international insurers, specialising in:

  • Public liability and personal injuries
  • Property damage
  • Product liability.

“I have an avid interest in complex public liability claims, often involving multifaceted factual, contractual and indemnity issues and various parties to a proceeding. I particularly enjoy dealing with the intricacies of a wide range of factual circumstances that comes with working in insurance law, which requires staying up to date with current case law and precedents.”

Prior to joining Barry.Nilsson, Klaudine gained her legal experience working predominately in defendant insurance litigation, including property damage and motor vehicle recovery matters, defended product liability claims, and complex personal injuries and dependency claims. In particular, Klaudine has worked on defended marine matters in the Federal Court jurisdiction, and catastrophic injury claims occurring on construction sites across Queensland.

She has appeared in the Federal Circuit Court for bankruptcy proceedings, the Magistrates Court of Queensland and the Local Court of New South Wales in defended property damage maters.

“I approach each matter with a pragmatic and strategic view, ensuring that a commercial outcome for the client can be achieved at an early stage where possible. Working with highly sophisticated clients in insurance often enables a strong working relationship, which, in turn, assists with developing interesting legal and technical arguments that can be run in complex matters.”

“Barry.Nilsson. has an unparalleled reputation and expertise in insurance law and I was drawn to their robust and practical approach to litigation. Working alongside insurance specialists and exceptional mentors at Barry.Nilsson. has cemented my interests in insurance law and will continue to facilitate my professional development as an insurance lawyer. The ongoing support and mentoring provided to the staff really highlights the collegiate and collaborative nature of the team at Barry.Nilsson.”

Klaudine has a Bachelor of Business (Economics) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours), and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. She is a member of Young Insurance Professionals (YIPs) and the Queensland Law Society.