Brisbane Principal named Chair

Incoming Chairperson Peter Murdoch has been appointed for a two-year term. Photo: Supplied

Barry Nilsson has appointed Brisbane-based, Insurance and Health Law Principal, Peter Murdoch, as Chairperson for a two-year term, from 1 July.

He succeeds National Insurance and Health Lead Principal, Rhett Kennedy, who has served as Chairperson for two consecutive two-year terms.

Peter’s industry reputation in insurance law includes recognition in Doyle’s Guide as a Preeminent Public & Product Liability Lawyer since 2015, and ongoing recognition in Best Lawyers for Insurance Law since 2016.

An integral member of the Barry Nilsson team since 2001, his expertise encompasses a range of industries and professions, including local authorities, sporting organisations, mining, small-to-medium sized enterprises, and engineering.

Peter said his priority would be to continue to execute the firm’s strategic plan and deliver sustainable growth across its national footprint.

“In our diamond jubilee year last year, we made a deliberate strategic decision to grow the firm’s capacity and capabilities to support the evolving needs of our clients in insurance and family law,” he said.

“To achieve this, our priority is to continue upholding our track record of excellent client service, which goes hand in hand with an internal focus on staff engagement, and identifying, attracting and developing our next generation of leaders.

“This approach has strengthened our firm, and we are pleased with the headway we’ve made across the board in achieving our strategic goals. By focusing on our clients and our people, everything else falls into place.


“In particular, the strategy set an ambitious revenue target which we are on track to achieve ahead of the 2025 timeframe.”

Barry Nilsson is reporting a near 20 per cent increase in revenue this financial year. Staff numbers have also grown by 11 per cent including an almost nine per cent increase in lawyer headcount to 236.

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