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Emily Baggett



+61 2 9234 4562

Emily is a highly experienced litigator whose principal areas of practice are statutory compensation, administrative and public law.


Emily’s predominant practice area is Commonwealth, Veterans’ and Seafarers’ compensation and entitlements. Emily advises and acts for Commonwealth agencies, statutory corporations, self-insured licensees and insurance companies.

Emily is also experienced in providing advice and litigating matters for a broad range of Commonwealth agencies in relation to all aspects of statutory interpretation and administrative decision making.

Emily has appeared regularly as an advocate for clients in hearings in many federal courts, including the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court as well as the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. She has also been involved in various alternative dispute resolution processes in these courts and tribunals.

Emily has been practicing in the same areas of law since admission in 2007, after providing assistance as a paralegal prior to that.

Previously working in the Australian Government team at a global firm, Emily joined Moray & Agnew in 2015 as a Senior Associate. Emily was promoted to Special Counsel in 2018 and was appointed as a Partner in 2020.

Emily’s practice contributes to Moray & Agnew’s increasing offering of legal services to the Australian Government.

Emily is a ‘one stop shop’ for her clients. She provides practical, strategic advice to clients on all aspects of a case, including as to broader issues. She considers early resolution and negotiates in her clients’ best interests to achieve excellent outcomes. She is an experienced advocate, representing her clients at contested hearings with great success.

Emily is known for providing practical, strategic advice to clients on a whole range of complex cases.

Emily is great negotiator, providing high quality advice and achieving great outcomes for her clients.

Emily is one of only a handful of experienced litigators in relation to Veterans’ entitlements in Australia.



  • Bachelor of Commerce, 2006, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Laws, 2006, Macquarie University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 2007, College of Law