Moray & Agnew announces senior promotion spree

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Moray & Agnew announces senior promotion spree

Insurance law firm Moray & Agnew is on a promotion spree again, announcing 16 senior appointments, including new partners, special counsels, and senior associates.

Effective January 01, 2022, the new Moray & Agnew partners are:

  • Chase Deans, Canberra, insurance;
  • Briony Kerr, Melbourne, property and development;
  • Fabienne Loncar, Melbourne, builders warranty and owners corporation;
  • Gerard Nymyer, Melbourne, builders warranty and owners corporation;
  • Megan Palmer, Newcastle, commercial litigation and dispute resolution; and
  • Phillip Vassiliadis, Melbourne, construction and projects.

The three Moray & Agnew senior lawyers promoted to special counsel are:

  • Daniel Coloe, Melbourne, insurance;
  • Rory Smith, Sydney, insurance; and
  • Hilary Stokes, Melbourne, insurance.

Meanwhile, seven members of the Moray & Agnew legal team have taken the role of senior associate:

  • Ben Garvey, Brisbane, insurance;
  • John Giang-Nguyen, Sydney, insurance;
  • Madeleine Graham, Newcastle, insurance;
  • Billy Liolios, Melbourne, construction and projects;
  • Madeline McDermid, Brisbane, insurance;
  • Rachel Watson, Canberra, insurance; and
  • Narika Wicks, Canberra, insurance.

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Moray & Agnew national managing partner Geoff Connellan said the latest appointments further enhance the capabilities and expertise that the law firm offers to its Australian and international clients in the public and private sectors.

“I am delighted that we continue to promote homegrown talent and offer heartfelt congratulations to every one of these lawyers on their achievements,” Connellan added.

Moray & Agnew has continued to grow this year despite the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 53 of its partners and special counsels even recognised in the 2021 Doyle's Guide for insurance.

Early this month, the firm announced that its lawyers were ranked as preeminent, leading, and recommended lawyers across the six areas for insurance: dust diseases, medical negligence, compulsory third party (CTP), professional indemnity, public & product liability, and workers compensation.

In August, the firm also celebrated the appointment of Moray & Agnew managing partner Melbourne Bill Papastergiadis as a commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC), an independent body that acts as conduit between Victoria's multicultural communities and state government.