Neil Morrissey

Level 5
33 Barrack Street, Perth WA 6000

Telephone: (08) 9221 1544

Mobile: 0408 933 064

Email: neil.morrissey@bigpond.com

Year admitted: 2010

Year elected to the Bar: 2014

Growing up on a remote pastoral property, Neil broke family tradition by choosing a career in the legal profession.

Neil’s practice is predominantly in the area of civil litigation with a focus on personal injuries cases. Prior to joining the independent bar he was a solicitor at Bradford & Co.

In 2013 Neil completed a Master of Laws at the University of Western Australia with his primary research area being negligence liability. He has a special interest in trial and appellate advocacy and has appeared on behalf of clients in most courts. Neil’s notable cases include New South Wales v DC [2017] HCA 22 (led) (abuse of minors), Engine Protection Equipment Pty Ltd v Miller [2018] WASCA 55 (workers’ compensation), Cullen v Woodside Energy Pty Ltd [2021] WADC 56 (workers’ compensation), Gentle v Wright [2021] WADC 63 (landlord and tenant) and Jenner v Mundrabilla Roadhouse Pty Ltd [2021] WADC 59 (occupiers’ liability).

Neil is a member of the RSPCA’s pro bono legal panel and is the current Western Australian State President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance. Outside of work Neil is a fixed wing pilot and has ambition of mustering from the air.

Neil’s areas of practice include:

  • Personal injury
  • Professional negligence
  • Workers compensation
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment

PRACTICE AREAS


QUALIFICATIONS

LLM, B.Com


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Western Australian Bar Association (elected 2014)

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