Area of expertise
- Catastrophic Claims
- Dust & Toxic Tort
- Motor Vehicle Law
- Compulsory Third Party Claims
- Public Liability
- Fraudulent Claims
Managing Partner Canberra
phone +61 2 6210 4201
John is the Managing Partner of Moray & Agnew’s Canberra office.
John is a highly experienced litigation lawyer, with 20 years experience. He acts for several insurers in various matters involving compulsory third party claims, public liability, dust diseases, property claims, dual insurance and recovery actions in both New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
He has developed particular expertise in defending fraudulent and complex claims.
He is also adept in handling recovery claims under s151Z of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) and in recovery claims brought by the Commonwealth.
Given he formerly practiced in NSW, he also has extensive experience in acting for insurers in NSW Motor Accident claims. John has also been involved in various cases relating to the interpretation of the Road Transport (Third Party Insurance) Act 2008.
A former Naval officer he served in a variety of roles, including a four year posting as the Officer in Charge of the Asbestos Litigation Cell in which he was responsible for all asbestos related litigation involving the Department, and assisted many other Federal Government Departments involved in dust diseases matters such as the Department of Defence.
During naval service, John was involved in several high profile and complex matters including the Hmas Voyager litigation and other major nervous shock claims.
John’s broad experience enables him to bring a commonsense and commercial approach to matters.
John qualified as a Mediator in 1999.
- ACT Law Society
- Australian Insurance Law Association
- Royal Australian Naval Reserve ACTAFL/NEAFL Tribunal Member