Insurance

Insurance is the cornerstone of our business at Meridian. We have an established reputation for excellence in insurance law and are consistently recognised as a leading Australian insurance law firm. Of our 20 Principals, 16 are dedicated insurance specialists.

As a trusted legal advisor to many Australian and overseas insurers, we are mindful of the strategic and operational challenges facing the industry and those specific to our clients. By understanding the issues and focusing on what matters most, we are well positioned to deliver claims management, litigation, corporate advisory and regulatory advice.

Our client relationships and track record include advising general and life insurers, underwriters, self-insured entities, reinsurers, mutuals, underwriting and claims management agencies, brokers and intermediaries, industry associations, and a wide range of corporate organisations.

Delivering cost-effective, pragmatic and commercially astute advice, we understand our clients’ focus on risk management strategies including monitoring of claims costs, pricing, alternative dispute resolution, and the need for accurate reserving, regulatory and prudential governance.

Our experience extends to Europe and Singapore where we have high-level capabilities delivering advice and services for Lloyd’s Syndicates and the companies market, adhering to reporting protocols, reserving philosophies and binder arrangements as they apply in the Australian market.

We are consistently recognised for our leadership in the insurance space by industry leaders and peers. In the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers, 14 of our senior insurance lawyers were acknowledged. Meridian was also announced as the Insurance Law Firm of the Year in Australia in 2018 in the Client Choice category by Global Law Experts. In 2017, Meridian was the top ranking insurance law firm when taking into account all insurance areas in Doyle’s Guide and notably, all of our NSW Insurance Principals were recognised. Our team was also shortlisted as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Insurance Law Firm of the Year. These awards are a testament to Meridian’s commitment to excellence.

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PERSPECTIVES

  • Insurance,
  • Aug 21, 2019
  • Author: Scott Ames Author: Alexis Pidcock
  • INSIGHT: Case Note: Bergin v Queensland Cork & Timber Solutions Pty Ltd [2019] QDC 141

    A cautionary tale: The risks of failing to test a witness’ evidence before trial, and the benefits of requesting a plaintiff commit to a version of events at the outset of a claim Bergin v Queensland Cork & Timber Solutions Pty Ltd [2019] QDC 141 is a decision recently delivered by Her Honour Judge Vicki […]

  • Health,Insurance,
  • Jun 25, 2019
  • Author: Claudine Watson-Kyme
  • INSIGHT: How medical practitioners can manage negative online reviews

    Patients are increasingly using social media to post anonymous reviews and ratings about medical services they have received, both good and bad. Thankfully, most are positive. However, a critical review can be distressing for the practitioner and has the potential to damage reputation despite a bad review being just a scintilla of evidence as to […]

  • Insurance,
  • Feb 12, 2019
  • INSIGHT: Case Note: Caffrey v AAI Limited [2019] QSC 7

    Key takeaways A deceased driver was found to have owed a duty to take reasonable care not to cause psychiatric injury to a policeman acting in the course of the performance of his duties who may be required to respond to an accident caused by their driving and who may witness the suffering and/or death […]

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