Position: Special Counsel

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Peter Axelrod

As a pilot and internationally recognised aviation lawyer, Peter’s practice includes: Defending aviation cases for insurers on behalf of manufacturers, aircraft owners and pilots, airlines and aircraft operators, aircraft maintenance facilities and LAMEs, aerial applicators and airports Acting for aircraft operators in inquests and inquiries Providing coverage advice to aviation insurers Pursuing subrogation and recovery […]

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: Fiona Dransfield

Fiona has forged an excellent reputation in the area of medical negligence litigation as a result of her considerable knowledge and experience. She acts for insurers as well as individual health practitioners in professional indemnity and public and products liability claims, both litigated and unlitigated. She also has an extensive knowledge of the disciplinary regime […]

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Laura Forsyth

Laura has been practising in commercial property law for over 10 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 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 schools. […]

Nov 19, 2018

INSIGHT: James Hand

James has worked exclusively in insurance law since being admitted to practice in 2004, which is one reason why he is so detailed in his approach. Prior to joining Meridian in January 2011, he gained valuable experience at a large national firm, working with a particular focus on property and liability claims and defending common […]

Nov 19, 2018

INSIGHT: Kate Hickey

Kate brings an intelligent approach to her claims work, developed during her time at a specialist medical negligence Sydney law firm where she acted for medical practitioners in professional indemnity and disciplinary proceedings. She has also acted on occasion in criminal proceedings brought against health practitioners. Kate has an extensive health law practice involving pharmacists, […]

Nov 19, 2018

INSIGHT: Tamir Katz

Prior to joining Meridian Lawyers in 2011, Tamir gained valuable experience working in the health law team at one of Australia’s large national law firms, primarily acting for public and private hospitals and doctors in Victoria. Tamir’s experience includes acting for hospitals and healthcare professionals in disciplinary matters and defence of medical liability claims relating […]

Nov 13, 2018

INSIGHT: Georgina Odell

Georgina has more than 25 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer and acts for a wide range of business clients from pharmacists, education and care services, dentists, veterinary practitioners and gym and fitness businesses, to companies listed on the ASX and national peak body associations. Georgina handles the sale and acquisition of businesses […]

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Claudine Watson-Kyme

Claudine is a highly regarded insurance and health lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience defending professional indemnity, public and product liability claims. She has substantial experience acting for medical practitioners, allied health practitioners, pharmacists, child care centres and veterinarians in the defence of claims for professional negligence, disciplinary proceedings, inquests and statutory bodies including […]