Simon Morgan

Partner

Qualifications: LLB, BA

Industries

Practices

Simon is a highly experienced litigator, having practiced for over 27 years in the CTP, workers' compensation, recovery and liability jurisdictions.

He is a partner in the NSW Statutory Insurance team which acts for major insurers and self-insurers in the defence of workers' compensation claims, work injury damages claims, motor accident and public liability claims.

Simon has been appointed a District Court Arbitrator, is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law and is an active member of the Australian Insurance Institute. He is a recommended CTP & Motor Vehicle Insurance lawyer in NSW in Doyle's Guide to the Legal Profession, as well as a recommended insurance lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Experience

  • Simon’s recent experience includes a substantial MAS and CARS practice, in particular, administrative law issues and the defence of claimant appeals from CARS. He regularly appears as a CARS advocate, on occasions appearing against senior counsel.
  • Simon has been retained by insurer clients to advise on scheme and industry responses to legislative change and to review and assess the performance of entire claims departments. He provides regular training programs on a wide range of claims issues for insurer clients including claims management, recovery actions, settlement techniques, and assessment of liability and quantum.
  • Simon has been the lead partner in Court of Appeal and High Court decisions of industry significance, including Nominal Defendant v GLG Australia.

Awards and recognition

Best Lawyers in Australia 2022-2023
Recognised – Personal Injury Litigation
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
Recommended – Insurance
Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2020-2021
Leading Compulsory Third Party Insurance Lawyers – Defendant (New South Wales)

Latest thinking

Statutory Insurance | 24 Jan 2017

Statutory insurance NSW/ACT 2016 in review

The objective test for contributory negligence. What is reasonable to invest in the reasonable person?