Toby Biddle


Insurance & Health

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

With over 20 years’ experience, Toby focusses on disputes in the healthcare and life sciences sector, in addition to advising on product liability, professional liability and general liability risks in other industries.

Toby acts for healthcare and consumer product manufacturers, corporate and individual healthcare providers, and insurers. He has acted in some of the most significant healthcare class actions in Australia over the past decade and advises clients in individual healthcare product and medical malpractice actions, regulatory investigations, inquests, and commissions of inquiry.

“I feel privileged to represent many clients in the healthcare and life sciences industries and their insurers. Healthcare products and healthcare treatment touch the lives of all people. When clinical and product issues and disputes occur, I enjoy working closely with our clients to find efficient, practical, pragmatic, and commercial solutions and outcomes.”

Toby has represented clients in the High Court, the Federal Court, NSW Supreme Court, ACT Supreme Court, Western Australia Supreme Court, South Australia Supreme Court, State and Territory Coroners Courts, and various other Federal and State Tribunals.

Toby is a decorated healthcare and product liability disputes lawyer. His expertise has been recognised in a number of directory listings, including Chambers & Partners for Life Sciences, Best Lawyers in Australia for Product Liability Litigation and Insurance Law, The Legal 500 for Disputes (Class Actions) and Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Lawyer for Medical Negligence (Defendant).

Toby is the Vice President of the NSW Medico-Legal Society.

“I was attracted to Barry Nilsson by its collaborative and collegiate culture, the quality of its lawyers and their advice, and its commitment to and focus on the insurance and healthcare industries”.
  • Vice President, NSW Medico-Legal Society

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