Marianne Nicolle - Principal


Contact details

+61 2 4047 2611


  • Health law (litigation, disciplinary and compliance)
  • Professional indemnity claims
  • Public and product liability claims
  • Coronial law
  • Privacy and Discrimination complaints
  • Private health fund audits
  • Medicare audits and Professional services review

With over 25 years of experience and a long list of accomplishments, Marianne is recognised as a leading lawyer in the area of health and insurance law. Marianne was instrumental in setting up Meridian Lawyers with Paul Baker in 2004. Her clients have included the predecessors of Avant (United and MDU), Marketform, Catholic Church Insurances Ltd, GIO General Ltd, AMP, QBE 386, Medical Indemnity Protection Society Limited and many private hospitals, not-for-profits, professional associations and health practitioners.

Marianne primarily acts for MDOs, professional indemnity insurers, health organisations and individual health practitioners in a broad range of matters including: policy drafting, risk management, patient complaint handling, civil claims, processes under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (registration and all complaint processes), coronial investigations and inquests, disciplinary processes with employers, private health fund audits, Medicare audits, Practitioner Review Program processes, Professional Services Review processes and PSR Committee hearings, discrimination complaints before regulators, privacy complaints before the OAIC and general compliance advice.


She is actively involved in advising stakeholders on strategy and prepares stakeholder submissions on legislation, codes and policies impacting the health professions and insurers/MDOs. Marianne is a frequent guest speaker at health forums, conferences and universities and regularly publishes on health and insurance topics.

Marianne is also experienced in non-medical professional indemnity, product liability and public liability claims.

She has been recognised in the peer-review guide, Best Lawyers in Australia, as a leading lawyer in Health & Aged Care Law and in Medical Negligence since 2016 and was named 2019 Lawyer of the Year for Medical Negligence.


  • 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