Moray & Agnew ranks among top firms in Legal 500 Asia Pacific

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Moray & Agnew has once again been ranked as one of Australia’s top firms in four separate practice areas by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in its 2024 rankings. 

Legal 500 is a global directory that each year publishes an updated assessment of law firms across 150 jurisdictions. The rankings are based on a set of criteria which looks at the strength of the firm and the consistency and quality of the individuals. 

Bill Papastergiadis OAM, Managing Partner Melbourne, said, ‘this is an incredible achievement by Moray & Agnew.”

“This highlights the exceptional work we do for our clients and the depth of expertise we have over so many different areas of practice. The firm continues to excel as a national firm with involvement in some of the largest commercial transactions and insurance litigation in Australia. I am particularly proud that the Melbourne office is recognised in four separate areas as a leading firm in Australia. It highlights our commitment to our clients and our staff which now approaches 200 people,” Mr Papastergiadis said.

Bill Papastergiadis
Bill Papastergiadis. Photo: Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria.

National Managing Partner Geoffrey Connellan said, “I’m delighted the firm and our Melbourne practice has fared so well in these legal directory rankings. The accolades demonstrate not only our client service excellence, but our strategy to build on expertise in insurance and expand on corporate and commercial service offerings in line with client demand.”

In the area of insurance, Legal 500 noted that Moray & Agnew ‘has a long-standing reputation of delivering results to the insurance sector both locally and to the London Market. The firm has created new law in a number of cases of note. The firm’s growth by its interstate expansion has allowed claims in most states.’ 

Melbourne Partner Yolanta Figiel said, “we are proud of the work our clients trust us with and that is reflected in these rankings. Our insurance clients include Allianz Australia, Australia Post, QBE, Suncorp and TAL.”

Yolanta Figiel.
Yolanta Figiel. Photo: Morray & Agnew.

In the Labour & Employment practice area, Legal 500 notes that Moray & Agnew ‘have their finger on the pulse with all facets of workplace law and they are always seeking to develop professionally. This practice makes its clients feel incredibly valued and cared for in a way that we have never seen with another law firm.’ 

The employment and labour law practice’s recent work includes adverse actions and breaches of contract claims in the Federal Court, unfair dismissal claims involving complex factual materials and enterprise agreement entitlements.  The firm also acts for a number of local councils in associated disputes and claims before the Fair Work Commission. 

In the Construction law practice, Legal 500 stated ‘the firm stands out for its service, quality of information and commitment to understanding the objectives of the client.’

Phillip Vassiliadis
Phillip Vassiliadis. Photo: Moray & Agnew.

Phillip Vassiliadis, a Partner in our Melbourne office, was singled out by the Directory. Phillip was recognised as a ‘Next Generation Partner.’  Phillip said that he was honoured with this recognition.

“I’m grateful for this recognition from Legal 500, it’s a reflection of all the hard work we do for our clients,” Mr Vassiliadis said.

Moray & Agnew’s construction law team continues to be at the forefront of some of the biggest developments in Melbourne and Australia, including the new $2.6 billion AUD West Side Place which includes the Melbourne’s Ritz-Carlton hotel, other significant projects include Collins Square, Melbourne and Upper West Side, Melbourne. 

The property team was also recognised as a top practice by Legal 500. It is a team that has advised on a number of significant projects including the acquisition of Dandenong Plaza, advising Amplifon on their leasing services and a $1 billion fund for the development of rooftop solar farms on industrial and commercial properties across Australia.

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