Media Release | Meridian Lawyers adds two Principals to its national insurance team

December 6, 2023

National law firm, Meridian Lawyers, announces a further expansion to its national insurance team with the addition of Principals Jacinta Long and Marcus O’Brien.

Jacinta Long, a defence and coverage expert in product liability/recall and general liability, brings over 25 years of expertise to Meridian’s Brisbane office. Her practice services the Australian, Japanese, and London markets, representing underwriters and large corporates. She regularly appears in complex, novel, and sensitive matters.

Jacinta joins Meridian from Clyde and Co with her team, including Special Counsel, Sarah Yau and Associate, Jackson Hayes.

Marcus O’Brien also joins from Clyde and Co and brings to Meridian his extensive experience across most lines of insurance. His practice has a strong focus on defending professional indemnity and D&O claims. He has acted for Australian and London market insurers on complex and challenging claims and coverage issues. His track record includes the successful resolution of significant professional indemnity and financial lines litigation including several class actions. Marcus joins Meridian’s Melbourne office.

Meridian Lawyers’ Managing Director, Paul Baker, says: ‘Jacinta and Marcus are excellent additions to our Principal Group and our national insurance practice. They are both held in high regard in the market and their liability and financial lines expertise adds further depth to the insurance services we offer our clients. Jacinta and Marcus are part of the continued expansion of our national insurance capability and I am delighted to welcome them to the business.’

Jacinta and Marcus join Meridian on 11 December 2023. Their arrival bolsters the Principal Group to 34 and brings the number of hires to the firm to more than 110 this calendar year.


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