Stewart Boland

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Stewart Boland

Special Counsel

Stewart Boland is a special counsel in our Insurance & Health team, having joined the Brisbane office in 2012.

‘Everyone at Barry.Nilsson. is very client-focussed. We are also big on team work, which ensures we give our clients the best possible service.’

Stewart specialises in personal injury and property liability matters, including high-value claims involving catastrophic and workplace injuries. During his time at Barry.Nilsson., Stewart has grown his practice and it now includes claims relating to:

  • Public liability 
  • Product liability
  • Workers’ compensation
  • CTP

Stewart also has experience advising on indemnity and coverage issues.

‘I enjoy the fact that I have a very diverse practice. It means that no two claims are ever the same.’

Stewart acts for several of the major Australian-based insurers. He has acted in a number of reported cases, including:

  • Allianz Australia Insurance Limited v TIO [2008] NTSC 22; on the interpretation of a statutory policy of insurance
  • Hand v Alcan Gove Pty Ltd [2008] NTSC 25; a statutory interpretation case which considered the definition of ‘injury’
  • BAE Systems v Rothwell [2012] NTSC 52; a statutory interpretation case on the meaning of ‘cost incurred’ in relation to attendant care services
  • Pandolfi v Carlsund [2012] NTSC 36; an anti-suit injunction application

‘My client base is made up of sophisticated insurers, who all have a thorough understanding of the legal process. This means I am able to truly partner with them in developing a strategy for the management of their claims.’

Stewart is recognised in the 2021 and 2022 edition of Best Lawyers for Insurance Law, and was named a Rising Star for Insurance Law in the 2020 edition of Doyle's Guide.

Stewart has presented a number of papers to clients covering a range of general litigation and insurance-specific topics. Most recently he has spoken on disclosure; contributory negligence and quantum; and the application of the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 (Qld).

Stewart has a Bachelor of Laws and is a member of the Queensland Law Society.


Insurance and Health