Moray & Agnew is Australia’s largest dedicated defendant insurance law firm. Our lawyers have enabled us to field legal teams in parallel to most insurance lines of business, ranging from major lines through to niche offerings.

Our extensive experience in these areas of law means we can advise clients at the earliest stages, which matters demand early settlement (and at what cost) and which should be defended. This has developed our reputation for strong technical insurance law credentials and a successful track record of delivering high quality legal services and commercially pragmatic outcomes for a very large group of both national and global clients. Our reputation as insurance law experts is matched by an excellent understanding of the key issues affecting the global insurance and reinsurance industry, including the ability to quickly identify challenges such as emerging risks and claims trends. Our vast insurance law resources have allowed us to successfully finalise over 60,000 transactions across all lines of insurance in the past five years on behalf of Australian and international insurers (including Lloyds the London Company Market), niche insurers, underwriters, brokers, reinsurers, claims management agencies, government agencies and large self-insured corporations.

We act for the majority of Australia’s general insurers, together with boutique insurers, brokers, underwriting agencies, reinsurers as well as corporate and government insureds. General insurers from the United States, New Zealand and the United Kingdom regularly provide us with instructions.

We were delighted to contribute to the Chambers & Partners ‘Insurance and Reinsurance 2024’ Global Practice Guide. Click here for our chapter on Australian trends and developments. 

Our clients are quoted in legal directory Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 (Insurance) saying that Moray & Agnew are 'Recommended for their experience and expedience in handling matters. Willingness to share their knowledge and assist in training their clients'. 'Particularly strong insurance law firm. The people I deal with are easy to deal with and have a strong knowledge of PI insurance matters'. 'The firm has a long standing reputation of delivering results to the insurance sector both locally and to the London Market. The firm has created new law in a number of cases of note. The firms growth by its interstate expansion has allowed claims in most states.’

Chambers & Partners 2023 (Insurance) quotes our clients saying 'The team are very competent but also practical, timely, strategic and client-focused.' and 'They provide alternate views and recommendations that allow us to make the appropriate commercial decisions.'