People Expertise: Corporate Advisory

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Mark Fitzgerald

More than 30 years’ experience as a commercial and corporate lawyer in Perth and Melbourne has shaped Mark’s pragmatic and solutions-driven approach to practice. Since establishing the firm’s Melbourne office in 2006, Mark has advised clients on major technology projects, innovative and greenfield business models, acquisitions, divestments and commercial partnerships and relationships. Mark’s background also […]

Nov 13, 2018

INSIGHT: Georgina Odell

Georgina has more than 25 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer. She acts for a range of business clients from pharmacists, education and care services, dentists, veterinary practitioners, medical practices, and private hospitals to independent schools and national peak body associations. Georgina handles the sale and acquisition of businesses and companies particularly in […]

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Douglas Raftesath

With nearly 30 years’ experience assisting clients to resolve disputes, Douglas is often commended by clients for his ability to clearly communicate complex issues. Prior to joining Meridian Lawyers, Douglas spent 13 years at a large global law firm, including eight years as a partner, where he was able to hone his skills as a litigator. […]

Mar 1, 2022

INSIGHT: Keith Thomas

Keith is a litigator with more than 30 years’ experience gained in Australia and the UK. He has represented clients at many trials, mediations, arbitrations, adjudications, regulatory inquiries, and prosecutions, as well as in matters brought before external dispute resolution and professional disciplinary bodies. His insurance practice is focused on the resolution of professional indemnity, […]

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Sharlene Wellard

Highly regarded employment practitioner, Sharlene Wellard, leads our Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team. Sharlene has extensive experience providing strategic advice and litigation in all areas of industrial law, employment, discrimination, workplace health and safety and managing workplace change. Clients say that Sharlene “is a pleasure to work with, she is highly knowledgeable and provides […]

Hayley Bowman, Special Counsel, Meridian Lawyers
Mar 19, 2019

INSIGHT: Hayley Bowman

Hayley is a commercial lawyer with more than fifteen years of experience and a particular interest in the pharmaceutical industry. She specialises in corporate and commercial law. Before joining Meridian Lawyers, Hayley was Legal Counsel for registered not-for-profit, Movember Foundation. She advised the Foundation on all aspects of the Australian and New Zealand fundraising campaigns, […]

Mar 8, 2022

INSIGHT: Marianne Rivett

Marianne specialises in defending professional indemnity, life insurance and other personal lines, directors’ and officers’ liability, management liability, public liability and general insurance claims. She also advises on policy coverage issues and contract interpretation. Marianne has more than 15 years’ legal experience in the insurance industry in Australia and the UK. She has a strong […]

Nov 5, 2018

INSIGHT: Gabrielle Albert

With more than five years’ experience in the commercial and commercial litigation space, Gabrielle’s practice is characterised by her solutions-focused approach. Gabrielle has successfully managed the preparation of large scale, complex, multi-partied, document intensive class actions involving hundreds of group members and numerous experts in both the Supreme and Federal Courts. In this capacity, Gabrielle […]

Feb 7, 2024

INSIGHT: Jack Davies