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Areas of Expertise

Will provides expert advice to clients defending civil claims and criminal prosecutions for industrial accidents. In doing so, he draws on over 30 years’ experience in civil and criminal industrial accident law. He practices in workers compensation and work health and safety.

Will was one of NSW’s first accredited specialists in personal injuries law. He has first-hand experience of the way personal injuries law has evolved and has gained experience in a wide variety of cases. He has also written extensively on workers compensation, analysing the way different schemes operate across Australia.



  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney)

  • Master of Laws (University of Sydney)

  • Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury

  • Member of the Australian Insurance Law Association

  • Member of the Risk Management Institute of Australia

Specialist Accreditation is a structured peer to peer assessment process enabling legal practitioners to be recognised for their expertise.  To be accredited specialists they must pass a series of meticulous assessments on both legal knowledge and its application in practice. To retain their accreditation specialists must undertake significant additional professional development in their area of expertise each year.


A word from Will

"I’m proud that many of my clients see me as their go to person for providing advice and comment on legislative changes and difficult legal issues involving NSW workers compensation law."


Career highlights

  • Qualifying as one of NSW’s first Accredited Specialists in personal injury law, more than 20 years ago.

  • Serving as Managing Partner and Chairman of Bartier Perry for almost 15 years.

  • Working with the Bartier Perry team to develop and maintain one of the firm’s most important areas of speciality: workers compensation for insurers and employers.

  • Acting as client relationship partner for iCare.

  • Being recognised as a leading Workers Compensation Lawyer from 2018 - 2020 by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.


Specific areas of focus

  • Appearing at arbitrations and mediations.

  • Defending common law industrial accident claims.

  • Strategic management of long-term claims.

  • Contribution, recovery and indemnity in workers compensation and industrial common law claims.

  • Work health and safety investigations and defence.

  • Strategic risk management advice to limit liability from industrial accidents.

  • Work health and safety obligations and compliance.

  • Appearing at coronial inquests.