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, […]

Nov 14, 2018

INSIGHT: Chandrika Darroch

Chandrika is an insurance litigator with a particular interest in health law. She has a range of experience in health and medical negligence, having worked with matters including catastrophic injuries, maternal and infant birth trauma, and health regulatory work. Chandrika has worked both in Australia and the UK for a variety of clients across a […]

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 5, 2018

INSIGHT: Lachlan Heather

Lachlan has over 10 years’ experience working on behalf of local and international insurers and their clients in litigated and unlitigated claims. His main practice areas are acting in public liability, professional indemnity (including disciplinary investigations), product liability and property (including construction and environmental) damage claims. He is particularly experienced in managing complicated litigation, including […]

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 25, 2019

INSIGHT: Abby Neylon

Abby Neylon joined Meridian Lawyers as a Special Counsel member in the Melbourne office in 2019. Abby has ten years worth of experience almost exclusively in health law. She has assisted medical practitioners, public and private hospitals and healthcare providers in a diverse range of matters. This has enabled Abby to develop an extensive understanding […]

May 27, 2019

INSIGHT: Julia Smith

Julia is an experienced corporate, commercial and tax lawyer with 20 years’ experience acting for SME’s, family groups and start-ups across a range of industries including pharmacy, medical, property, digital/on-line and franchising. Julia provides practical and strategic advice through all phases of business from start-up, growth and expansion through to exit. In the health sector, […]

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