Financial Lines

Our dedicated team of insurance lawyers have substantial experience in professional indemnity litigation, providing services for insurers, underwriters and professional services organisations.

Our experience extends to defending professionals including accountants, valuers, real estate agents, engineers, investment advisors, financial advisors, insurance brokers, stockbrokers, doctors, veterinarians and allied health professionals.

This work includes defending civil actions, representing professionals in disciplinary inquiries and regulatory actions. We frequently advise on complex indemnity issues arising from sexual molestation cases and also in defending those cases in Court.

The number of claims against directors and company executives has grown noticeably in recent years. Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) coverage is now considered necessary given Australia’s litigious environment and the recent focus on directors’ and officers’ legal responsibilities and the impact of various legislative reforms. Meridian has significant expertise and experience in advising directors and officers of child care centres, pharmacies, sports clubs, not-for-profit organisations, and community and professional associations in relation to both litigated and non-litigated D&O claims. Common areas our lawyers have advised on include allegations of discriminatory conduct, claims of breaches of articles of association, board in-fighting and defamation claims.

Key services

  • Defending professional indemnity claims
  • Advising directors and officers in litigated and non-litigated D&O claims
  • Advising on and defending EPL claims
  • Defending a range of management professionals
  • Advising on the risk implications of cyber and commercial crime