Catherine Osborne - Consultant


Contact details

+61 2 9018 9944


  • Professional indemnity
  • Directors and Officers
  • Superannuation and life insurance
  • Regulatory and compliance advice
  • Commercial litigation and dispute resolution

Catherine joined Meridian Lawyers in early 2017 and has more than 20 years’ experience in insurance, reinsurance and commercial litigation. Catherine’s expertise also spans life insurance and superannuation. Her career highlights include class actions and some of Australia’s largest and most sensitive cases involving ASIC, APRA , the ATO and the ACCC.

Catherine acted for reinsurance interests throughout the HIH Royal Commission and in subsequent litigation. She has significant experience with Royal and Special Commissions including matters arising from the AWB and James Hardie Special Commissions and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Since 2006, Catherine has been recognised by Who’s Who of Australian Women, which celebrates the outstanding achievements of Australian women. Catherine has been ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific since 2013 as a leading individual and listed by Best Lawyers 2018 edition in Insurance Law.

Catherine is a company director and recently completed 9 years as a Non-Executive Director of Zurich Australian Superannuation Pty Ltd.

Catherine has a deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing the insurance market, which she brings to her legal work. Catherine has delivered numerous seminars over the years on matters relating to insurance, reinsurance, corporate governance, directors’ duties, privacy and social media.

In 2017, Catherine was appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Law, Sydney by the University of Notre Dame, in recognition of her work over many years for the Law School as an Advisory Board member and as a mentor for the law students.


  • Sydney

    Level 16, MLC Centre
    19 Martin Place
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    +61 2 9018 9999
    +61 2 9018 9900
  • Melbourne

    Level 12, 357 Collins Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    +61 3 9810 6777
    +61 3 9810 6770
  • Newcastle

    Level 6, 45 Watt Street
    Newcastle NSW 2300
    +61 2 4047 2600
    +61 2 4047 2699
  • Brisbane

    Level 8, 60 Edward Street
    Brisbane QLD 4000
    +61 7 3220 9333
    +61 7 3220 9399
  • Perth

    Level 3, 225 St Georges Terrace
    Perth WA 6000
    +61 8 6319 0470
    +61 8 6319 0499