Moray & Agnew Melbourne cements top insurance government spot

Media Release

Norman Abrams and Lazarus Dobelsky join Moray & Agnew

MELBOURNE, 20 May 2014 – Two senior lawyers with extensive Commonwealth and state government experience have joined the Melbourne office of Moray & Agnew, bolstering the growing reputation of Moray & Agnew as Melbourne’s leading firm in the areas of insurance and government.

Partner Norman Abrams and Special Counsel Lazarus Dobelsky have moved from the government and administrative law practice of DLA Piper where Abrams headed up the Government litigation group and where they were acting for a wide range of Commonwealth agencies and state government departments.

This addition to the Moray & Agnew Melbourne office further cements their position as a leader in litigation and insurance services to Government. “We’ve been looking for exactly this kind of enhancement to our team” says Bill Papastergiadis, Managing Partner of Melbourne. “With it, we are proudly one of the strongest Government teams in Victoria working with every level of government”.

Abrams assists clients in response to complex WHS issues and compliance related matters. Additionally, Abrams also advises on broad-ranging litigation matters and acts for a number of Commonwealth agencies, state government departments and corporate clients in providing legal advice, advocacy services and proactive risk management advice.

Dobelsky is the most experienced solicitor operating in the Comcare jurisdiction and has added expertise in employment law advising on unfair dismissals, unlawful termination of employment and industrial disputes involving Commonwealth clients and statutory authorities.  

Says Papastergiadis “We have been steadily gaining on our competition over the last few years in many areas, and it might come as a surprise to some of them that we are now as sizable and successful as we are in insurance and government – the impressive expertise of Norman and Lazarus in these areas is unsurpassed in Victoria.  We are thrilled to welcome them into our government team”

Managing Partner Michael Pitt comments “we are delighted with these twin appointments which further strengthen our ability to service our government client base and our strategy of being a leading national provider of legal services to the public sector.”


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