A group of Sydney lawyers has departed DLA Phillips Fox ahead of the Australian firm’s impending merger with international alliance partner DLA Piper.

Former DLA Phillips Fox partner Peter Tredinnick and special counsel Belinda Marshall, both insurance specialists, have joined Sydney’s 106-lawyer Moray & Agnew. According to Tredinnick, five associates from both DLA Phillips Fox and DLA Piper are also in the process of joining Moray & Agnew.