Insurance law firm Barry.Nilsson have continued their East Coast expansion with four new hires for their insurance team based in Sydney.
The firm welcomed senior insurance partners Wendy Blacker and Con Kakakios to the business alongside special counsel Rory O’Conner and senior associate Jack Geng.
Barry.Nilsson. managing partner, Don Leembruggen said that the moves highlight the growth aims of the firm.
“After opening our Sydney office in 2014 and in Melbourne last July, these latest appointments demonstrate Barry.Nilsson.’s success in expanding beyond our Brisbane base, while remaining committed to our core values of dedication, excellence, loyalty and trustworthiness.
“We are fortunate to have attracted such high-calibre recruits, allowing us to continue the delivery of exceptional legal services to the insurance industry.”
Blacker is regarded as one of the top insurance lawyers in Australia with recognition in legal directories such as Chambers Asia-Pacific and the Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Geng is also an experienced litigator and insurance law practitioner.
Kakakios is a personal injury specialist over areas such as public liability, professional negligence, travel and life insurance and personal injury claims whilst O’Connor has over a decade experience in insurance, litigation and professional discipline.
Leembruggen said that the experience of those joining the firm will help the business as it moves through 2016 and beyond.
“The considerable experience of our new partners will ensure they hit the ground running, and we look forward to applying their extensive insurance industry knowledge to our broader client offering.”
The move follows the announcement of the strengthened team as fellow law firm Clyde & Co welcomed five new partners to its business yesterday.