Moray & Agnew has bolstered its Perth office with the addition of former Sparke Helmore Perth managing partner Rosemary Waldron-Hartfield.
A 20 year insurance practitioner, Waldron-Hartfield helped establish Sparke’s Perth office in 2002 and was also head of the firm’s Commonwealth compensation team. She said her decision to leave Sparkes and join Moray & Agnew was based on a belief that insurance lawyers are more able to develop to their full potential within the environment of a specialist insurance firm. “The environment of a commercial law firm can place undue pressure on insurance lawyers in areas such as service and price,” she said. “There are very real pressures and difficulties that can arise from having insurance and commercial divisions coexisting, and that is one reason why I was attracted by Moray & Agnew.”
Waldron-Hartfield has extensive experience in insurance litigation acting for Commonwealth and State agencies and corporations. She has run matters before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court and has managed numerous national test cases in compensation. She also manages personal injury litigation in the Supreme and District Courts. “Fundamental to the move to Moray & Agnew is the fact that it is a specialist national insurance firm that has at its core an unwavering commitment to and focus on the insurance client,” said Waldron-Hartfield.
The Perth office of Moray & Agnew was established a year ago by fellow former Sparke Helmore partner Phil Keays. Waldron-Hartfield is joined at the firm by her team from Sparke Helmore including Kerry Wood (who joins as partner), senior associate Agnes Camilleri and lawyer Anna Sasson.
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