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Megan Palmer

Special Counsel

Newcastle

+61 2 4911 5435 +61 491 695 172

Megan conducts complex commercial litigation in all Australian courts, including multi-party litigation, and handles dispute resolution through expert determination, mediation and arbitration where possible. She has a particular focus on building and construction disputes, contractual disputes and property-related litigation.

EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

Megan is a skilled litigator with extensive experience in conducting complex commercial litigation and handling all other forms of dispute resolution. Megan’s commercial litigation and dispute resolution practice spans building and construction disputes, property-related litigation and commercial debt recoveries.

Megan has extensive experience in acting for both plaintiffs and defendants in the Supreme and District Courts of NSW, as well as the NSW Court of Appeal.

Megan is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, having acted for clients in mediation and arbitration.

Megan joined Moray & Agnew’s leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in 2011, and is admitted to practise in NSW and the High Court of Australia.

Megan’s experience over the last 15 years includes commercial debt recoveries, injunctive relief, administrative law, consumer law, contractual disputes, building and construction litigation and claims brought under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW).

Megan has a pragmatic approach to litigation and is focussed upon achieving excellent results for her clients.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Megan has consistently and successfully resolved numerous major disputes in the areas of building and construction, property-related litigation and contractual disputes through negotiation and mediation processes, thereby avoiding ongoing protracted and costly litigation.

In the past 12 months alone, Megan has successfully settled 11 matters through mediation and negotiation (including five in the Supreme Court of NSW) prior to hearing, resulting in significant cost savings for her clients.

Expertise

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 2005, University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology, 2000, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2005, University of Wollongong

Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Women in Building and Associated Services
  • Women Lawyers Association of NSW