Neil Morrissey

Neil Morrissey

Neil Morrissey

Level 5
33 Barrack Street, Perth WA 6000

Telephone: (08) 9221 1544

Mobile: 0408 933 064


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 (now Bradford Legal).

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 is a LexisNexis Author co-authoring Practical Guidance for the Western Australian Supreme and District 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), Jenner v Mundrabilla Roadhouse Pty Ltd [2021] WADC 59 (occupiers' liability), RLA Morgans v Vrebac [2022] WADC 86 (workers' compensation/statutory construction), Delgado v Bevchain Pty Limited [2022] WADC 98 (discovery) and Bannewari v North Metropolitan Health Service (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital) [2023] WADC 104 (workers' compensation/statutory construction).

Neil is a member of the RSPCA's pro bono legal panel and is a past Western Australian State President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

Outside of work Neil is a qualified aerial mustering pilot and has spent time mustering in the East Kimberley region and in the Northern Territory.

Neil's areas of practice include:

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



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Western Australian Bar Association (elected 2014)

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