Commitment, collaboration and client focus

Barry Nilsson combines the highest standards of industry knowledge with local expertise to provide our clients with service they can trust.

Who we are

The best people, working for the best clients to get the best results

For 60 years Barry Nilsson has been shaping a better legal experience for our clients.

Discover our team

Great lawyers, great people

Our dedicated team combines the highest standards of professionalism with a personal touch.

Our Recognition

Our people, culture and dedication to our clients has been recognised extensively across the industry.

Insurance & Health

  • Professional Services Firm of the Year, ANZIIF Australian Insurance Industry Awards – winner 2019, 2017, 2016 and finalist every other year
  • 2023 Law Firm of the Year - Insurance Law, Best Lawyers (Australia)
  • Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year – Excellence Award, Australasian Lawyer 2023
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide – Insurance (Australia)
  • Chambers and Partners, Asia Pacific – Defendant Insurance (Australia)
  • 19 listings across 10 categories in Best Law Firms (Australia)
  • 41 listings across 7 categories in Best Lawyers (Australia)
  • 20 firm and 36 lawyer listings across all defendant insurance categories in Doyle's Guide

Family, Wills & Estates

  • 9 Family Law Accredited Specialists
  • Metropolitan Tier 1 recognition for Family Law in Brisbane and Melbourne in Best Law Firms (Australia)
  • Metropolitan Tier 1 recognition for Family Law Mediation in Brisbane in Best Law Firms (Australia)
  • 10 individual listings for family law and family law mediation in Best Lawyers (Australia)
  • Leading Family & Divorce law firm in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in Doyle's Guide
  • 13 Individual listings across 4 categories, including 1 Family Law Rising Stars in Doyle's Guide

Our Firm

  • 5 Star Employer of Choice, Australasian Lawyer 2022 and 2023
  • Employer of Choice, Australasian Lawyer 2021, 2020, 2019
  • Pro Bono Partner of the Year – Katie Swain, Lawyers Weekly 2024
  • 2024 CitySwitch Award for greening our supply chain
  • Corporate Citizen Firm of the Year – Excellent Award, Australasian Lawyer 2021

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