Matthew Algie
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Matthew Algie


Matthew is a solicitor in our Insurance & Health team and is based in the Sydney office.

Matthew provides advice to a range of insurers, underwriters, individual insureds and medical professionals.  Matthew’s areas of expertise are:

  • Public liability
  • Product liability
  • Health with a focus on professional negligence including disciplinary proceedings
  • Policy interpretation and indemnity advice

Matthew has also advised clients on matters arising before the Royal Commission.

Commencing his career at a plaintiff firm, Matthew is in a unique position having represented plaintiffs who have challenged insurers in a number of areas including public liability, dust diseases, total permanent disability (TPD) and workers compensation. Due to this experience, Matthew’s advices to insurer clients take on a more holistic approach.  Matthew works closely with his clients to tailor a strategy that is designed for their particular circumstances ensuring the best possible outcome is achieved.

‘I enjoy working collaboratively with the Barry.Nilsson team and our clients to develop strategic approaches to the defence of matters. I enjoy applying the provisions of the Civil Liability Act, 2002 to resolve matters efficiently while obtaining optimum results for our clients.’

Matthew has a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy).  Matthew is a member of the Law Society of NSW.