People Expertise: Financial Lines

Oct 9, 2018

INSIGHT: Mark Birbeck

Mark is an insurance specialist with over 25 years’ experience gained in the UK and Australia. He joined Meridian Lawyers in January 2018, opening up the firm’s Perth office. He practises almost exclusively in insurance matters, in particular, in the areas of professional indemnity, public and products liability, medical negligence, and property. His private practice […]

Jul 3, 2023

INSIGHT: Scott Kennedy

Scott has 30 years’ experience advising on coverage and indemnity disputes under professional indemnity, contract works, and ISR policies, as well as litigated claims and recoveries. He also has experience in public and product liability claims, ranging from managing high-volume attritional loss portfolios to class actions and catastrophic losses. Scott’s in-depth specialist expertise, superior client […]

Nov 14, 2023

INSIGHT: Angel Li

Angel is an experienced insurance litigator, specialising in the areas of CTP, public liability, professional indemnity, catastrophic injuries, workers compensation, medical negligence and motor and recovery claims. Angel’s practice includes representing private insurers in the ACT and NSW, the Commonwealth Government, and the ACT Government. She has significant experience advising insurers in large scale public […]

Oct 9, 2018

INSIGHT: Robert Minc

Robert has more than 20 years’ experience in insurance law and complementary areas, focusing primarily on property damage and associated recoveries, public and products liability and professional indemnity claims. Robert also has significant experience in defending multi-defendant asbestos-related claims. His client experience is broad, including acting for Australia’s largest general insurers, Lloyds of London Syndicates, […]

Oct 9, 2018

INSIGHT: Shannon Mony

Shannon is highly regarded for her insurance litigation expertise, specifically in medical negligence, health law and professional indemnity claims. She has provided extensive advice to numerous Australasian and international insurers, brokers and underwriting agencies in defending claims and advising on wider insurance indemnity issues. Prior to moving to Perth in 2011, Shannon practised in New […]

Dec 20, 2023

INSIGHT: Marcus O’Brien

Marcus has extensive experience across most lines of insurance and commercial litigation. His practice has a strong focus on defending professional indemnity and D&O claims. He has acted for Australian and London market insurers on complex and challenging claims and provided advice on difficult coverage issues. He also provides advice to underwriting agencies and brokers. His track record […]

Nov 21, 2023

INSIGHT: Matthew Pokarier

Matthew is a skilled litigator with more than 25 years’ experience across all areas of insurance law, with a particular focus on professional indemnity and directors and officers insurance. He has advised a range of professionals in professional indemnity claims, acting as both coverage and defence counsel. He has represented insurers, directors, and corporations in […]

Nov 22, 2022

INSIGHT: Cameron Solley

With more than 20 years’ experience in Australia and in the UK in professional risk, public and products liability, and personal injury, Cameron has navigated clients through the complexities of claims and litigation across public and private sectors and in the sports, leisure, and tourism areas. He represents professionals, company directors, and officers in litigated […]

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, […]

Feb 12, 2024

INSIGHT: Stephanie Weeks

Stephanie is experienced in insurance and commercial litigation, specialising in directors’ and officers’ liability, professional indemnity, and management liability. She acts for Australian and London market insurers, underwriting agencies, and ASX listed entities in a range of claims, from large-scale and high-value disputes to nuisance-value claims. Stephanie represents clients in a diverse range of disputes, […]

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 […]

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