Lesley Barber

Senior Associate  |  Insurance

(07) 3231 0657

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Lesley is a reliable and compassionate lawyer who uses her results-driven attitude to achieve the best outcomes in her cases.

Lesley is a Senior Associate in the firm's Insurance team. Prior to being admitted, she was a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife for 15 years. Her medical background complements her current practice in workers' compensation and employer liability law.

Lesley has broad experience across all injury regimes, including motor vehicles, public liability and employer liability.



Bachelor Of Laws, Queensland University Of Technology
Graduate Diploma Of Legal Practice, Queensland University Of Technology

Community Involvement

Member, Queensland Law Society

Client Solutions

Professional Indemnity Insurance
commercial advisory
Client problem

Lesley's client needed their website risk management personal injury tools to be re-designed.

outcome achieved

Lesley was part of the team that successfully assisted in the re-design and updating of the client's Personal Injury and Risk Management Tools.

worker's compensation
Client problem

Lesley's client, an employer, was involved in a matter whereby an employee was injured at work and claimed against her employer.

outcome achieved

The matter ran to trial, and Lesley was successful in proving there was no negligence on behalf of the employer.

workers' compensation
Client problem

An employee was injured whilst working at a site controlled by another company. As a result, the employee claimed statutory workers' compensation benefits and brought legal claims against their employer and the site operator.

outcome achieved

With Lesley's assistance, the employer's insurer was able to recover a very significant amount of the workers' compensation benefits from the site operator.

"McInnes Wilson were extremely helpful and proactive in their communication, ensuring we were always fully informed."