Richard Leahy - Barry.Nilsson.

Richard Leahy

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2017
Phone: 61 7 3231 6300

Richard is a partner in our Insurance and Health team and has specialised in professional indemnity insurance for his entire career.

Richard acts for insurers on a broad range of professional indemnity matters, including claims, disciplinary proceedings and related inquiries, involving accountants, auditors, doctors, other medical and allied health professionals, solicitors, valuers and professionals involved in the building and construction sector such as engineers and architects. He has achieved excellent results for clients in matters ranging from minor medical malpractice complaints to proceedings in international jurisdictions to a claim exceeding $500 million arising from the collapse of a publicly listed company. Richard also acts for insurers pursuant to Directors’ and Officers’, Management Liability, EPL, statutory liability and related covers in relation to coverage disputes, claims and inquiries.

Richard has been listed as a leading Professional Indemnity Lawyer in the 2015 Brisbane Doyle's Guide. He is a fellow of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance (ANZIIF) and is currently a member of the organising committee for the annual Industry Insights conference, an initiative of ANZIIF.  He regularly presents and publishes on topics of interest.

Office Location

Level 21
215 Adelaide Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000

Practice Areas

Insurance Law