Who we are

For 60 years, Barry Nilsson has been shaping a better legal experience, putting our clients first - where they belong.

We have grown to become an award-winning national law firm of more than 400 staff, working alongside our clients and evolving our services to meet their changing needs.

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Our Values

We care deeply about what we do. We also care deeply about how we do it. Our values reflect our priorities as a firm, and our commitment to our clients and our people.

  • Dedicated Professionalism

    We are committed to excellence in family and insurance law, demonstrating the highest quality of service and attention.

  • Client-Focused Outcomes

    A collective where our clients come first, and where results are measured by client satisfaction and advocacy.

  • Enduring Relationships

    Transparent and honest partnerships based on a genuine respect for our colleagues and clients.

  • Positive Social Impact

    We take our social responsibility seriously and we are committed to helping create a more inclusive, caring and just society.

  • Collaboration and Teamwork

    Acting as one firm in everything we do. We work closely with our clients and with each other for the most effective outcomes.


Our Culture

We pride ourselves on being a firm where every member of our team feels supported and empowered to thrive in their careers.

We are committed to fostering a progressive workplace through our internal Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and LGBTIQ+ and Allies Network, and are passionate about policies that further support employee wellbeing and inclusion.


Our Impact

Beyond the support we provide our staff and clients, we actively promote a firm-wide culture of making a positive impact in the communities where we live and conduct our business.

Through our dedicated pro bono and responsible business practices, the Impact Project leads initiatives centred on four key streams: pro bono, environment and sustainability, reconciliation, and community giving.

Corporate Governance

As a firm, we take seriously responsibility to comply with regulatory obligations, make good decisions and act in the best interests of our employees, clients, suppliers and other stakeholders.

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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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