The new partner previously held roles with the Australian Public Service
Moray & Agnew has appointed Ben Mason to lead its government practice.
Mason will operate from the firm’s Canberra office. He is accredited as a government and administrative law specialist with significant experience in Commonwealth compensation schemes.
He has handled licensing arrangements under the Comcare scheme and claims under the Comcare, Seacare, military compensation, veterans’ entitlements, superannuation, ex gratia and administrative schemes, as well as asbestos-related disease claims involving the Commonwealth. He has worked on compensation claims across several state jurisdictions.
Mason has appeared before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Court and High Court. His clients include employers, insurers, claims mangers, regulators, policy-makers and legislators.
Prior to joining Moray & Agnew, he worked with the Australian Public Service as senior executive lawyer and assistant secretary. He held a legal policy responsibility for work health and safety and workers’ compensation in the Commonwealth, and for compliance and enforcement under the national workplace relations framework.
Mason has also been at the helm of a number of national legal teams operating in the public and private sectors.
Moray & Agnew’s Canberra managing partner John Solomon said that Mason’s hire is “very much in line with our Commonwealth and state government strategy.”
“Ben brings directly relevant experience, expertise and perspective to our clients to identify the legal, regulatory and policy issues they face and to provide options on how to resolve them,” he said.
The addition of Mason to the partnership facilitates the expansion of the firm’s offering in this field, Solomon said.
Earlier this year, the firm also announced the elevation of six lawyers to senior roles.