Nick Bell


Insurance & Health

Nick is a Principal in our Insurance & Health team and is based in the Sydney office.

Nick has practised in insurance law for 11 years and has acted for a range of insurers, self-insureds and government agencies. He has extensive experience defending public liability and professional indemnity claims, including catastrophic injury and claims involving injury to minors, and institutional claims.

During his time in practice Nick has worked on matters involving not for profit organisations, schools, religious organisations, nursing homes, surf clubs, allied health professionals, occupiers of residential and commercial buildings, contractors, product suppliers and manufacturers, leisure businesses, real estate agents, accountants and hostels.

Nick specialises in:

  • Professional indemnity (in particular, construction and engineering related claims)
  • Public liability
  • Policy coverage advice

His clients include domestic insurers, third party administrators/claims managers, underwriting agencies and Lloyd’s syndicates. Nick also works with stakeholders such as retail and placing brokers and a number of insured clients, including:

  • Construction and engineering firms
  • Building professional consultants
  • Insolvency practitioners and accountants
  • Leisure industry businesses
  • Commercial cleaners
  • Owners of commercial and residential premises.
‘I enjoy collaborating with insurer and insured clients to provide strategic advice aimed at achieving commercial outcomes. An important part of this is taking the time to understand an insured’s business, so that the protection of their business reputation can be built into any resolution strategy.’

Nick has a Bachelor of Law from the University of Leicester in England and a Legal Practice Course post-graduate diploma. Following his move to Australia, Nick completed the LPAB Law Extension Program at the University of Sydney. He is admitted to practise in England and Wales and NSW.

Nick is a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) and Young Insurance Professionals (YIPs), as well as the Law Societies of England & Wales and NSW.

  • Bachelor of Law from the University of Leicester in England
  • Legal Practice Course post-graduate diploma

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