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Megan Palmer



+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.


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, strata law and commercial debt recoveries for clients directly and on instruction from various insurers.

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 has been involved in matters across a range of jurisdictions, including New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.

Megan’s experience over the last 15 years includes  acting directly, and on instruction from the insurer, for various councils; applications for urgent injunctive relief; administrative law; competition and 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.


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.

Megan led the team defending the precast concrete manufacturer in the three proceedings relating to the Opal Tower, Sydney, one of the most recent high profile matters in NSW. All proceedings arose from the damage observed to the Opal Tower on Christmas Eve 2018 that resulted in high levels of sustained media attention and public interest. These proceedings involved complex claims relating to defective building work, breach of contract, breach of contractual and statutory warranties and misleading and deceptive conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law. The combined quantum in all proceedings was in excess of $600m. This matter was successfully resolved, with judgment entered for our client, prior to the commencement of an eight-week hearing.



  • 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


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