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Moray & Agnew

Insurance

1 ranked lawyersBand 3AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-known national firm, principally focused on insurance defence issues and routinely handling back-end work for significant insurer clients, reinsurers, underwriters and government agencies. Offers specialist knowledge in a range of areas including public liability, medical negligence, industrial special risks and D&O liability. Clients include international insurers, niche insurers, underwriters, brokers, reinsurers, claims management agencies, government agencies and self-insured corporations. Active in the life insurance space and offers niche expertise in the employment practices liability and workers' compensation spheres.

Work highlights

Acted successfully for MetLife Insurance in widely reported New South Wales Supreme Court first instance and appellate litigation concerning the client's refusal to recognise an insured plaintiff's claim to total and permanent disability status as defined by the relevant policy.

Notable practitioners

Interviewee feedback identifies Geoffrey Connellan as a "very effective senior practitioner" with a "good practice" and "a very good reputation." An immensely experienced insurance defence litigator of over 35 years' standing, he advises a large and varied range of clients on insurance, reinsurance and liability issues.

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Geoffrey Connellan
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