Moray & Agnew adds new partner in Sydney

Media Release

Moray & Agnew has appointed a new partner in its Sydney office.

Shayne Thompson, formerly an insurance partner at Middletons (now K&L Gates), has joined the firm and brings with him over 20 years experience in advising clients in the insurance industry.

Shayne Thompson has acted for major local and international insurers, including a number of American insurers and the London insurance market. He is known for his expertise in insurance litigation, particularly professional indemnity and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance. He joins the firm from the Sydney office of Middletons with his team, including special counsel Baron Alder and returning senior associate Michael Polorotoff.

Thompson conducts commercial litigation and provides coverage and policy drafting advice to insurers. He has experience in all types of liability and financial risk insurance and reinsurance.

Commenting on the appointment, Shayne said: “The specialist insurance focus of Moray & Agnew, was especially attractive to me, as was the firm’s reputation for quality service to the insurance industry. I look forward to being part of a growing firm and building upon its proven success”.

“We have one of the leading and largest insurance practices in Australia and now have 60 partners specialising in insurance nationally. Shayne’s appointment is a further step in the firm’s strategy of becoming the pre-eminent national insurance firm in Australia,” said Michael Pitt, Moray & Agnew’s national managing partner.

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