Insurance & Health Law

Our national insurance practice combines deep industry knowledge with local expertise and the highest standards of client service.

We understand that in order to protect customers from risk, insurers need to anticipate what lies ahead and have the ability to pivot in the face of complex and interconnected challenges – global market conditions, regulatory and legislative changes, pandemic, cyber threats, climate change and unpredictable weather events.

Our team of more than 200 specialist lawyers has the depth of experience and agility to help our clients navigate this complex risk landscape and support their insureds. We partner with insurers, brokers, self-insureds and re-insurers in Australia and overseas to tailor strategies designed to achieve the best outcomes.

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Our Approach

Our collaborative approach to claims management keeps insurers, insured, brokers and other relevant stakeholders involved throughout the management and ultimate resolution process.

We believe our approach creates a truly unique legal experience: national presence, market leading knowledge of the insurance industry, and genuine care for client outcomes.

A national presence with offices in all six states, led by local experts

Market-leading knowledge of the insurance industry

A genuine care for achieving the best outcomes for our clients

A collaborative claims management approach involving all stakeholders

"The firm offers bespoke services, there are excellent legal practitioners, provide technical advice and practical strategies and solutions. Their approach is ahead of other firms. They have a depth of experience and capability to manage a variety of claims."

Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Insurance, Australia

Great lawyers, great people

Meet our Insurance & Health Specialists

Our team of more than 200 specialist Insurance and Health lawyers operates across every state in Australia.

Our Recognition

Our national insurance practice has been recognised across the industry as a market leader

ANZIIF Australian Insurance Industry Awards

Professional Services Firm of the Year Winner, 2019, 2017 & 2016
Professional Services Firm of the Year Finalist, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2018 & 2015
Law Firm of the Year Finalist, 2012-2014

Best Law Firms (Australia)

  • National Tier 1 recognition for Insurance Law, 2025
  • Metropolitan Tier 1 recognition for Insurance Law across all participating states, 2025

Best Lawyers (Australia)

Law Firm of the Year - Insurance Law, 2023

Australasian Lawyer Law Awards

Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year – Excellence Award, 2016-2023

Australasian Lawyer 5 Star Awards

Insurance Firm, 2021

Australasian Lawyer 5 Star Awards

Personal Injury Firm, 2021

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards

Insurance Team of the Year Finalist, 2017-2021

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific

Defendant Insurance (Australia) – Leading firm, 2018-2022

Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide

Insurance (Australia) – Leading firm, 2018-2022

Best Lawyers (Australia)

41 listings across seven insurance categories

Doyle’s Guide

20 firm and 36 individual listings across all defendant insurance categories

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Barry Nilsson acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we conduct our business, and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.
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