Media Release | Meridian promotes 10 outstanding individuals

June 29, 2021

Meridian Lawyers is delighted to announce a series of internal promotions, effective 1 July 2021.

The promotions have been made in Meridian’s Insurance, Health Law and Property practice areas, across four offices.

Meridian has appointed senior legal practitioner Chandrika Darroch (Newcastle) to Principal.

An accredited specialist in Personal Injury Law, Chandrika Darroch has an exemplary track record representing medical and allied health care practitioners in medical negligence claims, disciplinary investigations, inquests and coronial investigations.

Managing Director, Paul Baker, comments, “I am thrilled to announce Chandrika’s promotion to Principal. She is an outstanding practitioner who has exceptional technical skills and the confidence of a number of our long-standing insurer clients. Her appointment to Principal recognises her achievements and her ability to continue to grow our insurance and health law service offering”.

Ms Darroch’s appointment is one of ten internal promotions, reflective of firm’s ongoing commitment to develop and promote their internal talent and recognise and reward the individual achievements of team members.

Meridian has also promoted Phoebe Callander (Sydney), Rose Hopkins (Melbourne) and Andrew Ray (Melbourne), to Special Counsel.

Chris Chosich (Melbourne), Nicole Keen (Melbourne), Sheridan Kersey (Brisbane), Alexandra Seath (Newcastle) and Ali Towers (Melbourne), have been promoted to Associate.

Managing Director, Paul Baker said, “I am immensely proud to announce these recent promotions. Each individual has consistently demonstrated exceptional legal and business acumen and is dedicated to adding value to each of our client relationships. Meridian is committed to recognising and nurturing exceptional talent and growing our team of dedicated insurance and health law and property law specialists. I congratulate everyone on their achievements”.


About Meridian Lawyers

Meridian Lawyers provides focused legal advice in insurance law, corporate and commercial law, workplace relations and safety, commercial litigation and dispute resolution and health law.

Meridian has grown significantly since its inception in 2004 and numbers more than 130 staff with 21 Principals in offices located in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.


For further information please contact:

Jacqueline Lyson, Business Development & Marketing Manager, e: or t: +61 2 9018 9949