Morays now one of the biggest insurance firms

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Moray & Agnew now one of the biggest insurance firms in Victoria

Two partners and their teams will depart Melbourne-based boutique insurance firm, Monahan + Rowell and join Moray & Agnew.

With this strategic move, Moray & Agnew will boost its thriving Melbourne insurance practice by eight lawyers.

This places Moray & Agnew firmly among Melbourne frontrunners in insurance law and further strengthens its national capability.

Moray & Agnew’s insurance practice in Melbourne will grow to 44 lawyers including 13 partners, 7 special counsel and consultants and 10 senior associates.

Bill Papastergiadis, Managing Partner at Moray & Agnew Melbourne said: “We believe this initiative will make Moray & Agnew one of the biggest insurance firms in Victoria, if not the biggest.”

Joining are partners Bruce Butler, Justin Griffin and consultant Philip Rowell, each with over 20 years in practice. They have formidable expertise in large-scale insurance litigation, insurance policy advice and managing complex claims involving professional indemnity, product liability, employment risks and public liability.

Bruce Butler said: “Joining forces with Moray & Agnew offers us the best of both worlds. A focus on the local market combined with the luxury of being part of a substantial and enviable national insurance firm.”

“We complement Moray & Agnew’s existing insurance practice and add to it with our predominant focus on advising ASX companies on the matrix of insurance and risk issues confronting self insured corporations.”

Bill Papastergiadis says: “We are delighted that the teams have chosen to join Moray & Agnew. They round out our already extensive set of capabilities in insurance and risk. Bruce Butler, Justin Griffin and Philip Rowell are our kind of people; they are experts in their field, have the same highly professional and people-focused approach to business as Moray & Agnew.”

“In the last six years our Melbourne office has grown by over 300%. With the addition of the new teams we are confident that this spectacular growth will continue. These appointments come at a very exciting time for us in the Melbourne office and for the firm generally.” stated Bill Papastergiadis.

Michael Pitt, National Managing Partner of Moray & Agnew said: “The further expansion of our Melbourne office is another step in our goal to firmly establish Moray & Agnew as the premier insurance firm in Australia.”

The teams formally join on 1 June 2012.

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