Nancy Barakat

Special Counsel  |  Insurance

(02) 8262 2738

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Nancy is a practical worker who is committed to delivering satisfactory results to her clients, making her reliable in any situation.

Nancy is a Special Counsel within the firm's Insurance team. Since her admission, she has primarily practised in the general insurance sphere, with a focus on public liability, professional indemnity and property damage claims. She has experience in marine-related matters and construction disputes, including home warranty claims and recoveries.

Nancy has acted for major insurers and defended their interests in the Local, District and Supreme Courts of NSW, NCAT and AFCA. She enjoys looking after a diverse portfolio of insurance claims and is well experienced in advising on complex liability claims, indemnity disputes, recovery opportunities, and handling both personal injury and negligence claims for pure economic loss. Her varied experience allows her to provide pragmatic advice across a range of complex legal disputes.



Bachelor Of Communications, University Of Technology Sydney
Bachelor Of Laws, University Of Technology Sydney

Community Involvement

Member, New South Wales Law Society Young Lawyers
Member, Sydney Marine Discussion Group

Client Solutions

National Insurer
Client problem

The client faced an indemnity dispute concerning the policy response for damaged watercraft motors.

outcome achieved

Nancy successfully avoided legal proceedings by excluding the matter of indemnity, and the case was resolved at a commercial cost to the client.

National Insurer
Client problem

The client required assistance defending a large personal injury claim where liability and Civil Liability Act (NSW) defences were available.

outcome achieved

Nancy was successful in achieving a verdict for the defendant.

Private Client
Construction dispute
Client problem

The client faced a large security of payment dispute for construction works.

outcome achieved

Nancy successfully obtained favourable determination in the adjudication process. 


Nancy Barakat's INSIGHTS

November 20, 2020

Financial Lines Insurance

COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance

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


Get in touch with Nancy Barakat today


(02) 8262 2738