About Us

Established in 2004, Meridian Lawyers is a dynamic and innovative law firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane and Perth. Clients look to our experienced and award winning team for advice in Insurance, Corporate & Commercial, Workplace Relations & Safety, Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Health Law.

As one of the fastest growing law firms in Australia, the core of our approach at Meridian is delivering cost-effective legal services and understanding the key issues facing our clients. We work with industry leaders and regulators to adapt, reinvent and drive success into the future. At Meridian we genuinely set ourselves apart: not just in terms of what we do and how we do it, but also why we do it.

At the heart of it, we are people who are passionate about legal practice and helping others prosper. We look deeper, try to understand better and we ask more questions. Our lawyers are approachable, down-to-earth and caring and our team is committed to understanding your business and your issues. Ongoing education and training is vital to staying innovative in an evolving and highly regulated environment. We offer bespoke education programs and, wherever possible, seek opportunities to collaborate and share knowledge and lessons learned with our clients.

Meridian is passionate about diversity and promoting equity across the firm. We are an equal opportunities employer with a strong record of support for family-friendly policies. We effect diversity in practice, whether this is through provision of training, raising awareness, or maintaining an inclusive workplace environment. Meridian has adopted the Australian Law Council’s Diversity and Equality Charter to reflect the strength of our commitment.

COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Meridian is passionate about diversity and promoting equity across the firm. We are an equal opportunities employer with a strong record of support for family-friendly policies. We effect diversity in practice, whether this is through provision of training, raising awareness, or maintaining an inclusive workplace environment. Meridian has adopted the Australian Law Council’s Diversity and Equality Charter to reflect the strength of our commitment.

Our areas of focus include drawing attention to issues of:

  • social responsibility
  • diversity and inclusion
  • health and safety
  • human rights
  • philanthropy
  • environmental concerns.

OUR UNIQUE COMPANY STRUCTURE

Our executive team ensure that we have the right resources to suit our clients’ legal needs, by assembling teams with the necessary legal skills, industry experience and regional knowledge.

OUR BOARD

Paul Baker
Managing Director
Robert Kelly
Managing Director/CEO, Steadfast Group
John Dowling
Non-Legal Practitioner Director – Chairman
Michael Kay
Non-Executive Director

OUR STORY

Key events that have shaped our evolution.

2004
  • Sydney office opens under the name of Guild Legal
  • Insurance practice established with a team of 14
  • Guild Group Holdings acquires a shareholding in Guild Legal
2006
  • Melbourne and Newcastle offices open
  • Commercial law offering established
2008
  • Employment law offering established
2010
  • Business name Meridian Lawyers introduced
2012
  • Brisbane office opens
  • Commercial Litigation offering established
2013
  • Steadfast Group Ltd acquires a shareholding interest in Meridian
2014
  • Meridian Lawyers and CLS join forces in Brisbane
2017
  • Meridian reaches 100 employees
2018
  • Perth office opens
  • Number of team members reaches 140 with 85 professional staff
  • Voted ‘Insurance Law Firm of the Year’ in Australia by Corporate INTL Global Awards
  • Voted ‘Best Insurance Law Firm’ and ‘Commercial Litigator of the Year’ in Sydney by Oceania News
2020
  • Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year Award, Australasian Law Awards 2020

OUR AWARDS