Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Catastrophic Claims
  • Dust & Toxic Tort
  • Motor Vehicle Law
  • Compulsory Third Party Claims
  • Public Liability
  • Fraudulent Claims

John Solomon

Managing Partner Canberra LLB, BA

office Canberra
phone +61 2 6210 4201

John is the Managing Partner of Moray & Agnew’s Canberra office.

John is a highly skilled litigation lawyer, with 20 years’ experience. He acts for a number of major insurers in connection with matters such as compulsory third party claims, public liability matters, 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 practised 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.

As a former Naval officer, John served in a range of positions, including a four year posting as Officer in Charge of the Asbestos Litigation Cell, during which he was responsible for managing all asbestos-related litigation involving the Department of Defence as well as assisting many other Australian Government departments involved in dust diseases matters. 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 qualified as a Mediator in 1999. His across-the-board experience enables him to bring a common-sense and commercial approach to matters.

Published Articles


Motor Vehicle Directions

Carr v Needham [2019] ACTSC 98 Facts On 25 March 2015, the plaintiff was riding a motorcycle on a street in…

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Professional Membership

  • Basketball ACT – Board member
  • Law Society of Australian Capital Territory
  • Norths Basketball Club – Committee member
  • Royal Australian Naval Reserve