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Nathan Morehead



+61 2 9234 4554

Nathan is a specialist personal injury lawyer and has a particular interest in matters entailing complex liability and quantum issues. With a focus on Major & Catastrophic Claims, Compensation to Relatives claims and nervous shock claims, he also has experience in public liability, victim’s compensation and workers compensation claims.


Between 2004 and 2009, Nathan represented injured claimants in a wide variety of compensation matters.

In 2009 Nathan moved across to defendant practice and commenced managing claims on behalf of insurers. He has since acted on behalf of all NSW CTP Insurers as well as several interstate insurers in respect of claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents.

Nathan joined Moray & Agnew in 2014, bringing with him the wealth of knowledge and unique perspective he gained acting on behalf of claimants and CTP Insurers. He has built a significant portfolio of claims across a number of CTP Insurers, mostly via direct referral for management, reflective of the trust and confidence shown in him by his clients.

Nathan was appointed to Partner in 2015 and joined our specialist Major & Catastrophic Claims team. Nathan advises and acts for several CTP insurers in this highly specialised area while also managing claims under the Compensation to Relatives Act 1897 and matters involving complex liability and quantum issues. Underpinning his approach to claims management is the early identification of the real issues, optimising claimant recovery and achieving cost savings and quick resolution for insurers.

For almost twenty years, Nathan has appeared in all jurisdictions in relation to claims arising out of motor vehicle, public liability and workplace accidents. He has appeared as advocate in the Claims Assessment Resolution Service (‘CARS’) and the Personal Injury Commission (‘PIC’).

Nathan has developed a strong ability in relation to alternative dispute resolution. In pursuit of this, he always places a strong emphasis on resolving claims early and fairly. This is achieved by providing advice that is pragmatic and by working closely with his clients and colleagues.

Nathan is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.


Nathan has successfully acted on behalf of his clients in a wide range of medical, special and general assessment disputes before the Medical Assessment Service (‘MAS’), CARS and PIC.

Nathan gained specialist accreditation in Personal Injury Law in 2020. As one of the high performing candidates from his cohort, Nathan’s submissions for the three assessment components (mock file, written examination and peer interview) were selected for use by the Law Society of NSW for inclusion in the Specialist Accreditation Assessment Sample Kit to provide candidates with a good example of the standard of work required for the assessments.

Nathan acted on behalf of the successful defendant/appellant in Dungan v Padash [2021] NSWCA 66, which dealt with complex questions in respect of causation and costs under the Motor Accident Compensation Amendment (Claims) Regulation 2016.

Nathan is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales Injury Compensation Committee, having been elected in 2022.


Publication and Papers

Nathan has produced Case Notes on important decisions, a number of which have been published by LexisNexis Butterworths in the Australian Insurance Law Bulletin, Australian Civil Liability and Directlink (NSW District and Local Courts Practice Newsletter).

Awards / Accolades

Ranked as a Recommended Lawyer – Compulsory Third Party in NSW by Doyle’s Guide since 2022.

Ranked as a Recommended Lawyer – Motor Vehicle Accident & CTP Lawyers (Defendant) in NSW by Doyle’s Guide 2020.

Ranked as a Leading Lawyer – Motor Vehicle Accident & CTP Lawyers (Defendant) in NSW by Doyle’s Guide 2015.



  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Laws

Specialist Accreditations

  • Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law


  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Law Society of New South Wales Injury Compensation Committee member