At Meridian Lawyers, you will work with a dynamic, open and collaborative team, with accessible leaders, flexible work arrangements and transparent rewards. You want interesting, high quality work helping real people to solve real problems.

You will experience personal satisfaction, highly rewarding work and pride in your achievements. We love the work we do for our clients and we seek out lawyers, legal secretaries and managers who feel the same.

Our friendly, caring approach is evident in what our clients say about us.

We are a unique team of lawyers

Are you are looking for a career working with people whose approach is passionate, progressive and unique amongst Australian legal firms? Do you want to focus on getting to know your clients’ businesses and the issues that affect them?

We value hard work, we empower our employees and we offer work that is personally rewarding.

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Job opportunities

You can view all our job opportunities by clicking here. You can also register your details and setup a ‘job alert’ to be notified of new opportunities.

Employee insights

Have you got what it takes to make a difference? Read our employee testimonials to find out more about working at Meridian Lawyers.

Paul Baker, Managing Principal

I’m extremely passionate about Meridian Lawyers having played a part in establishing the firm when it was launched in 2004. Fast forward a decade or so and today we have more than 140 employees, offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane and Perth and are continuing to grow significantly.

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As the Managing Principal at Meridian it’s my job to manage the operations, oversee and execute the strategic plan, mentor staff and act as custodian of the culture. I’m also responsible for growing the business and making sure we hit key targets.

As we are a growing firm, opportunities for career development and promotion abound. We have low turnover and a welcoming team.

In describing Meridian, I’d say we are highly collaborative and have an exceptional culture that promotes a sensible work–life balance. We are committed to excellence in everything we do, have a diverse client base and can offer varied and interesting work.

The type of people who excel here are those who are committed to their clients and to the firm – the sort of people who pride themselves on exceptional quality of work. Applicants should be highly personable, good team players and people who not only seek to provide exceptional service but are committed to helping others.
I’m genuinely excited about what the future holds for us and proud of our unique offering for clients and employees alike.

Kellie Dell’Oro, Principal

As a Principal of Meridian Lawyers located in our Melbourne office, my role is to lead the Melbourne health litigation practice. I enjoy mentoring and training solicitors, as well as working closely with insurers to provide strategic input into the management of claims.

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I joined Meridian in 2007, primarily for the challenges and the opportunities the role presented.

I find the type of work we do personally rewarding. There is significant variety and intellectual challenge. I receive a great deal of satisfaction from helping individual clients, particularly when they are in need, to obtain the best possible outcomes.

The culture throughout Meridian is outstanding. It’s something we cultivate and continue to protect by hand-picking people who are not only extremely talented but are also the right fit – individuals who are caring, approachable, have excellent communication skills and who want to work in this area of law. I can honestly say this type of culture is rare and not often seen in other law firms.

Laura Forsyth, Special Counsel

I joined Meridian Lawyers in February 2018 as a Special Counsel in the Sydney commercial law team, focussing on commercial leasing. When I made the move to Meridian, I was looking to join a firm that was intentional about fostering a positive firm culture and developing its future leaders.

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I was impressed by Meridian’s team members on my very first meeting with them. Not only were they passionate about what they do and how they do it but they were genuinely interested in learning about me, where I wanted to take my career and how I would fit within their team. My view of the Meridian team has not changed since that first meeting, as I continue to see the different ways they recognise and develop their talent, to ultimately strengthen the firm and its service delivery to our clients.

Leanne Dearlove, Associate

I am an Associate in Meridian’s Workplace Relations & Safety team based in the Brisbane office.

I started as a Liability Claims Specialist at Guild Insurance in 2012 and worked closely with Meridian to manage a wide range of liability claims. I especially enjoyed the unique relationship between Guild Insurance and Meridian Lawyers. In July 2014, an opportunity arose for me to move across to Meridian and I jumped at that opportunity.

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I really appreciate Meridian’s supportive culture which extends across all of our five offices. I am so glad to work in such a collaborative and supportive team. I have really appreciated the excellent work/life balance I have, as well as the diversity in work that I do each day.

I’m also grateful for the opportunities I have been given during my time here, including a six-month secondment to a major client, as well as seamlessly relocating from the Sydney to Brisbane office. The opportunities and work/life balance I have is not often afforded to junior lawyers, and I find Meridian an exciting, dynamic place to work.

Sheridan Kersey, Solicitor

Meridian Lawyers assists clients in the insurance, health and commercial sectors. At the Brisbane office, I am fortunate enough to work in each of these areas.

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I am exposed to a variety of legal issues which means I am constantly learning new things. That is what I like most about Meridian: the experience you gain. On top of that, Meridian cares about your professional development. The senior practitioners are approachable, supportive and want to see you reach your full potential.

Zile Yu, Associate

I became a lawyer because I wanted to change the legal industry to help those who need access to the law.

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Meridian is a place where vision, talent and hard work is valued. I have appreciated the opportunity to operate at the forefront of the law and have the chance to redefine traditional legal practice. Meridian is focused on innovation, we have a great culture and our team is hardworking, ambitious and empathetic. I have been given opportunities that I never imagined I would be given. I am so glad I made the decision to join Meridian, I've never looked back.

Alexandra Galanti, Associate

When moving to Meridian, I was looking for a firm that would allow me to further develop my legal skills in a supportive and fun environment. Meridian has done exactly that for me with significant exposure to numerous clients and a variety of work.

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Meridian is a very exciting firm with ongoing growth and development opportunities for junior lawyers. What I enjoy most about Meridian is its culture. The principals are very welcoming and assist in guiding my career, allowing me to work on matters that are reflective of my interests. I also work in a great team, which creates a collaborative work environment and has helped me learn and succeed as a lawyer.

Shane Dawson, Associate

I have been working in the insurance litigation team at Meridian since starting as a research assistant during university. I particularly enjoy the opportunity to work on a range of matters involving interesting legal and medical issues.

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As a junior lawyer, it is exciting to work in a team with significant expertise who are approachable, pragmatic and always happy to help each other out. We have a very collaborative and collegiate workplace environment and I am grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded by Meridian.

What our clients say

  • �Thank you to all the Meridian team for your support... I’ve never experienced such superior service from any partner/supplier in my professional career.�

    Marissa Limberis, Marketing Manager, Blooms

  • �The level of reserving strength is unusual in the industry. I have only ever seen it once before in the professional risks section of a large insurer.�

    Clive Amery, founding director,
    AM Actuaries

  • �Meridian has a fantastic team of professionals. You did the impossible with a calm and thorough approach throughout. Thank you.�

    Cameron McCullagh, former Chief Operating Officer, Steadfast

  • �Meridian Lawyers always provides an outstanding level of service and quality of advice to both the Australian Veterinary Association and our members.�

    Graham Catt, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Veterinary Association

  • �You have been nothing but brilliant, supportive and positive in your professionalism… I have no words to describe how fantastic you have been. Thank you is not sufficient.�

    Claudine Sachwald, Physiotherapist

  • �Meridian are more than just lawyers to us – they are there when our customers need them the most, providing advice and reassurance. They are a vital piece of the puzzle in the analysis of our claims trends, they are well respected in our markets as experts in the field and most importantly they deliver results. It is a unique partnership that I have not seen replicated in the industry.�

    Allison Prince, Head of Claims, Guild Insurance

  • �Guild Insurance has a unique working relationship with Meridian Lawyers. We have always found their service to be cost conscious and they focus upon commercial resolutions taking into account overall cost considerations. They provide a wonderful service to our team.�

    Chris Harcourt, National Liability Claims, Guild Insurance

  • �The Meridian experience combines a depth of experience across a wide group of industries and Associations with integrity, robust advice, support and a tenacious defence of their clients’ legal entitlements.�

    Bill O’Reilly, client

  • �Thinking about the person from Meridian Lawyers who managed your claim, on a scale of 0-10 how satisfied were you: 10 out of 10 for Helpfulness, Knowledge, Courtesy, Professionalism, Clear Communication, Frequency of Communication.�

    Source: GIL customer survey January 2014

  • �Whilst I would never have chosen to be in the position I have found myself to be in, I consider myself fortunate to have come to know and deal with Kellie Dell’Oro. Her absolute professionalism, integrity, palpable expertise and compassion are sincerely appreciated. She has been able to alleviate much of the stress associated with an inherently stressful process and for that I am truly grateful.�

    Physiotherapist, Victoria

  • �I would not hesitate to recommend Meridian Lawyers. Their service has been both professional and personalised – I could not have hoped for better legal support than I have received. Should I need legal advice again, Meridian Lawyers would most definitely be my first choice.�

    Physiotherapist, Victoria


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