Barry.Nilsson adds workers’ comp expert to team

Barry.Nilsson. has strengthened its insurance team, announcing the appointment of new Partner and leading workers’ compensation lawyer, Mark Wiemers, to the firm’s Brisbane insurance practice.

Mr Wiemers brings more than 14 years experience in insurance law to a team already recognised as a leader in the practice area, having recently been named Professional Services Firm of the Year at the ANZIIF Australian Insurance Industry Awards 2016.

His expertise in representing and advising self-insurers, including currently acting for four of the largest self-insurer corporates operating under the Queensland legislative scheme, has established Mr Wiemers as a leading practitioner in the area, and saw him named as a Leading Workplace Accident Insurance and Workcover Lawyer (defendant) by Doyle’s Guide.

Welcoming the latest appointment, Barry.Nilsson. Managing Partner Don Leembruggen said it continued the firm’s focus on recruiting talented and client-focused practitioners.

“Mark Wiemers is a recognised industry leader in the profession, bringing particular expertise in representing self-insureds in the workers’ compensation space,” Mr Leembruggen said.

“The appointment highlights our expanded insurance offering in response to client demand, while continuing our established corporate culture of client-focused service.”

Mr Wiemers said he looked forward to the opportunity of working within a strong brand with an emphasis on delivering the best possible outcomes for clients.

Mr Wiemers also has expertise in advising on dust disease-related claims made against self-insureds, and public liability and property damage claims on behalf of insurers, and corporates with significant deductibles.

Mr Wiemers’ expertise in advising self-insureds has also seen him work with the Association of Self Insured Employers of Queensland to provide educational seminars and events for corporates.

The recruitment of Mr Wiemers is the latest example of Barry.Nilsson.’s ongoing expansionary efforts, which have included the opening of new offices in Adelaide and Hobart earlier this year, as well as significant growth in its Sydney and Melbourne practices.