Barry.Nilsson. makes new Melbourne hire

08 March 2018 By Emma Ryan
Expansion, additional member, appointment

The firm has announced the appointment of a new consultant, who brings with her more than 15 years’ experience.

Barry.Nilsson. has announced it is continuing to expand its national expertise with the appointment of “highly regarded financial lines specialist”, Radhika Mendis.


Ms Mendis holds experience working in the London insurance market, as well as having advised Australian and overseas insurers in the areas of professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ liability, and employment practices liability, according to a statement from the firm.

“We have already achieved a significant reputation for financial lines insurance, and Radhika’s appointment further strengthens the depth and calibre of our already sizeable Melbourne offering, with Radhika having acted in some of Australia’s largest professional indemnity and D&O claims,” said Barry.Nilsson. Victorian financial lines practice leader Hubert Wajszel.

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The firm’s managing director, Don Leembruggen, also welcomed Ms Mendis.

“We are delighted to welcome a lawyer with Radhika’s knowledge and experience to our Melbourne team,” he said.

“Her focus on delivering the best outcome for her clients is well-known in the industry – a quality of utmost importance at Barry.Nilsson.”

Commenting on her new role, Ms Mendis said: “Barry.Nilsson. has a truly national insurance practice and is widely regarded as one of the best insurance law firms in Australia”.

“I am thrilled to be joining the firm and the Melbourne team.”

Barry.Nilsson. makes new Melbourne hire
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