Insights

Read our latest insights where we discuss the legal changes and decisions affecting our clients, keeping you informed and helping you to make better legal and business choices.

  • 31 Oct2016

    Meridian Lawyers’ boosts Melbourne Insurance Team with new Principal

    Meridian Lawyers is delighted to announce the appointment of David Randazzo as Principal in the firm’s Melbourne office, effective 3 November 2016. David’s focus on insurance litigation during the past 5 years whilst a Partner at DLA Piper will enhance the...
  • 18 Oct2016

    How will technology change the types of claims we see in the future?

    Q&A with Principal Robert Crittenden: What technology risks are emerging and what are the implications for insurers? A: Emerging technology risks include cyber attacks and data breaches; software malfunctions in commercial settings; mobile internet and cloud data solution vulnerabilities; information/data...
  • 16 Oct2016

    Game of drones: new rules, new challenges

    Written by: Peter Axelrod, Special Counsel Why talk about drones? AIDA presentation by Special Counsel Peter Axelrod Drones preview the problems that will face insurers and operators of motor vehicles and other transportation modes, and they are fun. Technology is now to the point where drones are within...
  • 12 Oct2016

    When has an obligation to obtain informed consent been discharged?

    Written by: Robert Crittenden, Principal & Hannah Shiel, Solicitor Medical practitioners have a duty to ensure that their patients understand the general nature and material risks of the treatment they will undergo. The recent NSW Court of Appeal decision in Biggs v George[1] considered the duty of medical practitioners...
  • 21 Sep2016

    Video: Negotiating and evidence of a legal retainer

    Written by: Robert Crittenden, Principal In a case concerning solicitor’s liability and the nature of a retainer, Meridian Lawyers Principal Robert Crittenden discuss the recent decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court (Hoeben CJ at CL) in Richtoll Pty Ltd v WW Lawyers (in...

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