Media Release – Promotions at Meridian Lawyers

October 2, 2020

Meridian Lawyers is delighted to announce a series of internal promotions, effective 1 October 2020.

Meridian has promoted Joanne Hayes (Sydney) and Joseph Taylor (Melbourne) to Special Counsel.

Admitted to practice in 2005, Joanne Hayes has specialised in medico-legal matters for the majority of her career. She has a strong track record in representing medical and health care practitioners in civil claims, inquests and disciplinary investigations.

Joseph Taylor has worked predominantly in insurance law since his admission to practice in 2006. His practice focuses on property damage, personal injury and common law claims, litigated motor vehicle claims, indemnity disputes and fraudulent claims.

Meridian has also promoted James Papworth (Sydney), Shane Dawson (Melbourne) and Will Goodheart (Perth) to Senior Associate and Jeremy Smith (Melbourne), Kristina Fox (Brisbane) and Lauren Biviano (Sydney), to Associate.

Managing Director, Paul Baker said, “I am thrilled and proud to announce this latest round of promotions. It is pleasing to see individuals who have delivered exemplary services to clients and played an intrinsic role in the success of our business, gain the recognition they deserve.”

The recent round of promotions recognise the individual achievements of insurance team members
and are reflective of their continued focus on adding value to client relationships.