INSIGHTS: Meridian Lawyers announces promotions

June 22, 2016

Meridian Lawyers is delighted to announce the following internal promotions, effective 1 July 2016: Georgina Odell (Sydney), Tamir Katz (Melbourne) and James Hand (Melbourne) are promoted to Special Counsel and Mitchell Stein (Sydney) is promoted to Senior Associate.

In announcing these promotions, Managing Principal Paul Baker said: “All four individuals are deserving of recognition for their contribution to our firm and we are privileged to have them as part of our team.”

A key member of the firm’s Commercial Team, Georgina Odell has 20 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer in the UK and Australia and has a detailed background in business and asset sales and restructuring, as well as related litigation. She advises insurance businesses, health practitioners, fitness and child care operators and the not-for-profit sector.

Working with the firm’s Insurance Team for the past 5 years, Tamir Katz’s focus is on health and medical law, disciplinary law for health practitioners, personal injuries, insurance law and coronial inquests and investigations. His clients include public and private hospitals and their insurers, as well as doctors and other healthcare professionals.

James Hand has worked exclusively in insurance law since being admitted to practice in 2004 and he acts on behalf of London underwriters in relation to their Australian risks, a range of local insurers and large corporations.

Since joining Meridian Lawyers in 2012, Mitchell Stein has focussed on the areas of public liability and professional indemnity law. He advises clients regarding disciplinary proceedings before the Health Care Complaints Commission, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and other health industry boards.

For further information, please contact Paul Baker, Managing Principal, Meridian Lawyers on T: 02 9018 9911.

Meridian Lawyers provides focused legal advice in insurance law, health law, corporate and commercial law, employment law and commercial litigation and dispute resolution. The firm is an incorporated law practice, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle.