Media Release | Meridian Lawyers welcomes experienced new hires to its national insurance group

May 12, 2023

National law firm Meridian Lawyers is delighted to announce the appointment of Principal Benjamin Karalus and Consultant Sally Morshead to its national insurance group.

Principal Benjamin Karalus, a skilled insurance litigator and barrister with more than 18 years’ experience, joins Meridian’s Melbourne office, and will head Meridian’s newly established national Recoveries group. Benjamin’s appointment follows several members of his team joining Meridian in April, in the firm’s latest recruitment spree.

Consultant Sally Morshead joins Meridian with more than 17 years’ insurance law experience focused primarily on complex indemnity issues across the property, professional indemnity, and general liability areas. Sally will be based in the firm’s Sydney office.

Commenting on the recent additions to the team, Meridian’s Managing Director, Paul Baker, says:

“Ben and Sally are outstanding legal professionals and I am thrilled they have chosen to join our insurance practice. Both have a stellar track record in their areas of expertise, and both have built a reputation synonymous with delivering exemplary legal services to clients.

It is an exciting time for our business. Our growth plans for our national insurance practice are being realised, and our insurance capabilities have expanded with the addition of CTP expertise to our business recently and now with the addition of a dedicated national Recoveries practice.”

Also joining is Consultant, Monique Purcell, in the new role of Client Relationships and Strategy Specialist. Monique brings more than 20 years strategic client management expertise to the business.

News of these appointments, follows Meridian’s recent announcement of fellow senior colleagues joining the firm, from McCabes and formerly Curwoods, including Principals, Matthew McDonald, Paul Garnon, Vid Dragomirovic, Consultant Peter Ford and a total of 30 additional team members.



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