How we work

Our executive team

Meridian Lawyers is an incorporated mid-tier legal practice with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane and Perth. Our executive team ensures 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 Principal, Meridian Lawyers

    Legal Practitioner Director

    Paul is a practising lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of insurance, commercial and administrative law. He is a former senior litigation partner of Ebsworth & Ebsworth Lawyers and former legal member of Consumer Medicines Information Commonwealth Task Force and the South Eastern Sydney Area Health Ethics Committee.

  • Robert Kelly, Managing Director/CEO, Steadfast Group

    Non-Legal Practitioner Director

    Robert Kelly is the Managing Director & CEO of Steadfast Group Limited and has more than 45 years’ experience in the insurance industry. In 1996, Robert co-founded Steadfast and in 2013, he led the company to a successful listing on the ASX. Robert has been recognised as a leader in the insurance industry in Australia as well as internationally. In December 2015, he was named the second most influential person in the insurance industry in Australia by Insurance News. In 2015, he was one of the finalists in the CEO Magazine’s “CEO of the Year Award”. In 2014, ACORD International awarded Robert their Rainmaker Award for his efforts in championing insurance and business standards in Australia and abroad.

  • John Dowling

    Non-Legal Practitioner Director

    John is a pharmacist with over 30 years of experience and is a Certified Practising Accountant. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian College of Pharmacy, Tasmanian State President and a National Vice-President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (PGA), Chair of the Guild’s Corporate Services Committee and a member of the Health Economics Committee and a Director of the Guild Group of Companies. John is also Owner of Coventry’s Pharmacy in Latrobe, Tasmania.


  • Sydney

    Level 16, MLC Centre
    19 Martin Place
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    +61 2 9018 9999
    +61 2 9018 9900
  • Melbourne

    Level 12, 357 Collins Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    +61 3 9810 6777
    +61 3 9810 6770
  • Newcastle

    Level 6, 45 Watt Street
    Newcastle NSW 2300
    +61 2 4047 2600
    +61 2 4047 2699
  • Brisbane

    Level 8, 60 Edward Street
    Brisbane QLD 4000
    +61 7 3220 9333
    +61 7 3220 9399
  • Perth

    Level 3, 225 St Georges Terrace
    Perth WA 6000
    +61 8 6319 0470
    +61 8 6319 0499