People Expertise: Management Liability

Oct 4, 2018

INSIGHT: Paul Baker

Paul is the Managing Director and founder of Meridian Lawyers. With more than 30 years’ experience as an insurance and commercial lawyer, Paul is renowned for his legal acumen, strategic insights and legal industry knowledge. Since founding Meridian in 2004, Paul has led the growth of the firm from 14 employees to its six offices […]

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 […]

Jun 5, 2023

INSIGHT: Paul Garnon

Paul is an insurance litigation specialist with more than 25 years’ experience advising on all types of insurance.  Paul specialises in insurance claims resolution with an emphasis on public and products liability, professional indemnity, property damage, industrial special risk and contract works. Paul also has extensive litigation experience bringing recovery actions on behalf of insurers. Paul’s recoveries […]

Jun 6, 2023

INSIGHT: Matthew McDonald

Matthew has more than 30 years’ experience managing insurance matters for a range of clients including insurers, self-insurers, brokers, underwriters, third-party providers, private companies, and publicly listed companies. He specialises in the insurance areas of public and product liability, professional liability and indemnity, farm, accident and health, home and contents, landlord and strata, latent diseases, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oct 9, 2018

INSIGHT: Dennis Cronin

With more than 30 years insurance law experience and significant case outcomes, Dennis is well-regarded as an insurance law expert in Australia and the United Kingdom. Dennis provides first-class technical legal advice and is extremely proactive in the commercial resolution of matters, ensuring his clients’ interests remain paramount. He specialises in professional indemnity and general […]

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