People Expertise: Corporate & Commercial

May 1, 2024

INSIGHT: John Florio

Oct 9, 2018

INSIGHT: Penny Evans

Penny’s practice is characterised by her pragmatic approach and her significant level of experience in the leasing of commercial, industrial and retail property. Penny has expertise in the preparation and negotiation of specialist lease documentation for owners and tenants of major industrial and warehouse estates in greater Sydney and commercial office buildings in the Sydney […]

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. […]

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, […]

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Laura Forsyth

Laura has been practising in commercial property law for over 15 years, with a focus on industrial and retail leasing. Laura’s expertise includes the preparation and negotiation of specialist lease documentation (including ancillary agreements) for owners and tenants of major industrial and warehouse estates in greater Sydney, and commercial office buildings in the Sydney CBD […]

Nov 19, 2018

INSIGHT: Ian Goddard

Ian was admitted to practice in 1978 and, following some time overseas, he joined one of Australia’s then oldest law firms, McCoy, Grove and Atkinson, becoming a partner in 1988. He has extensive experience advising and acting for a wide range of clients from individuals to real estate developers, shopping centre managers, accountants and private […]

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 […]

Nov 14, 2023

INSIGHT: Jesse Iliopoulos

Jesse has worked on a number of significant cases in the ACT in recent years, and is recognised in the jurisdiction for regularly advocating for clients in contentious matters, and for his versatile approach to litigation. His insurance litigation practice is focused on managing CTP, public liability, catastrophic injuries, workers compensation, institutional abuse, medical negligence and motor […]