Former partner Maurice Blackburn, partner Berrill and Watson, Superannuation
insurance lawyer guru
When John Berrill decided to leave Maurice Blackburn after 29 years, having
been the head of the largest plaintiff superannuation/insurance practice in Australia
some might have expected John to take time off and spend quality time with his wife
of many years. But after a few short weeks she was having none of it.
Six years later John is a partner in the thriving boutique national law firm
Berrill and Watson which he started with Paul Watson and has offices in
Melbourne, Gippsland and Brisbane and helps clients all over the country.
The firm specialises in insurance and superannuation claims and only
represents insured people, never insurance companies.
His drive, his voluntary work on numerous boards and committees in the
community sector and his passion for helping consumers have seen him
become one of the most influential consumer advocates in financial services
in the country.
John talks about:
What it takes to have a very successful career in the private sector whilst also
advocating for consumers in superannuation and insurance;
How he has built his networks;
Why Bill Shorten launched his latest venture Berrill and Watson;
His mum’s influence in pursuing a career in law and later superannuation
insurance complaint and not a career in history;
What Jeff Kennett had to do with changing from personal injuries claims to
How helping his clients had a life changing effect on his clients;
His first Total and permanent disability claim in the early 1990’s;
Why he left Maurice Blackburn and how he has built with his partner a very
successful small national firm focused on insurance claims in superannuation;
His love of Iceland
Amongst a plethora of other stories.
My thanks to John
If you want to find out more about John or connect with him, You can contact John