Sue Myers has almost twenty years’ experience in insurance law. She joined Barry.Nilsson.’s Brisbane office in 2002, having previously worked in-house at an insurance company. Sue was promoted to special counsel in July 2017.
“What I like about working at Barry.Nilsson. is that no two files are the same. I’m challenged by the variation in the types of files I handle. In addition, the staff culture is overwhelmingly positive and there is good support from those working around me, at all levels. The flexible working arrangements are also attractive.”
At Barry.Nilsson. Sue acts for a range of Australian and overseas insurers and large self-insured corporations. Her practice covers all aspects of casualty claims, with particular expertise in:
- Public liability
- Workers’ compensation
- Occupational health and safety
Sue’s experience covers a broad range of claim types, with most involving the mining and construction industries. In particular, she handles all claims brought in Queensland against a large multinational mining company pursuant to the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld), working closely with the company’s risk financing advisor and various general counsel and workplace health & safety representatives. Sue also manages all claims for a large Australian-based construction company.
Sue has experience representing insureds at Coronial Inquests and acting for clients in defending complex property damage casualty claims, including many relating to failures of building products.
In addition to the management of claims, Sue advises clients on complex policy coverage issues, as well as issues pertaining to contractual indemnities and dual insurance.
“The variety of work within insurance law makes every day interesting and challenging. Many claims require investigating and obtaining a technical knowledge of other industries. The diversity of the claims I handle each day can stretch from a claim for personal injuries sustained after the collapse of a wall in a mine, to the destruction of crops caused by unexpected water inundation on agricultural property, to a Coronial Inquest”
“I am lucky to have had the opportunity to build excellent relationships with my clients during my time at Barry.Nilsson. I enjoy working alongside them to obtain positive commercial outcomes.”
Sue has been described by her clients as “giving very accurate advice that meets the client’s needs” and being “very approachable; a good communicator and commercial”.
Sue is recognised in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers for Insurance Law.
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