People Expertise: Regulation, Compliance & Investigations

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: Scott Ames

Scott practises as an insurance and litigation lawyer and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2002. He joined Meridian Lawyers in late 2010, relocating to open the firm’s Brisbane office in October 2012. Throughout his career, Scott has accumulated a wealth of experience in health and public and product liability claims in […]

Oct 9, 2018

INSIGHT: Nevena Brown

With more than 25 years’ experience as an insurance lawyer, Nevena brings a common sense confidence to her work. Her liability claims experience is enhanced as a result of working as a senior solicitor at NZI/CGU Insurance Ltd for five years. Throughout her career, Nevena has advised GIO General Ltd, Vero Insurance, NZI/CGU Insurance Ltd, […]

Nov 14, 2018

INSIGHT: Chandrika Darroch

Chandrika is an insurance litigator with a particular interest in health law. Her experience spans the areas of health and medical negligence, and includes work on large and complex matters including catastrophic injuries, maternal and infant birth trauma, and health regulatory matters. Chandrika represents clients in coronial investigations and inquests, in disciplinary investigations and proceedings, […]

Jun 6, 2023

INSIGHT: Benjamin Karalus

Benjamin acts for insurers providing advice on liability and indemnity issues across the spectrum of insurance products, policies and claims. Benjamin acts on behalf of a variety of businesses, insurers and self-insured entities across all Australian jurisdictions. He leads a national team experienced in conducting complex and volume recovery claims. His commercial and insightful approach […]

Jan 12, 2024

INSIGHT: Jacinta Long

Jacinta is a defence and coverage expert in product liability/recall and general liability, with more than 25 years of legal expertise. She represents underwriters and large corporates in the Australian, Japanese, and London markets. She regularly appears in complex, novel, and sensitive matters. Jacinta’s recent product recall experience extends to advising upon and conducting the […]

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 […]

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Marianne Nicolle

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 […]

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 […]

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Andrew Saxton

Andrew assists health professionals and organisations when responding to professional indemnity claims, disciplinary proceedings, Medicare investigations, fraud and over-servicing claims. Andrew also appears as an advocate at coronial inquests and disciplinary proceedings. He also works in the not-for-profit sector assisting charitable, religious and community organisations responding to children and vulnerable people making claims of historical […]

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