Sector: Financial Services

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 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Mark Fitzgerald

More than 30 years’ experience as a commercial and corporate lawyer in Perth and Melbourne has shaped Mark’s pragmatic and solutions-driven approach to practice. Since establishing the firm’s Melbourne office in 2006, Mark has advised clients on major technology projects, innovative and greenfield business models, acquisitions, divestments and commercial partnerships and relationships. Mark’s background also […]

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 […]

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Douglas Raftesath

With nearly 30 years’ experience assisting clients to resolve disputes, Douglas is often commended by clients for his ability to clearly communicate complex issues. Prior to joining Meridian Lawyers, Douglas spent 13 years at a large global law firm, including eight years as a partner, where he was able to hone his skills as a litigator. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nov 19, 2018

INSIGHT: Andrew Sharpe

Andrew is an insurance law specialist with 25 years’ experience acting for major Australian and international insurers. He provides advice on a range of issues including strategy, policy drafting, coverage and regulatory disputes, and claims advice. Andrew is also an experienced litigator of financial lines claims with particular expertise in management liability and professional claims […]

Hayley Bowman, Special Counsel, Meridian Lawyers
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 5, 2018

INSIGHT: Gabrielle Albert

With more than five years’ experience in the commercial and commercial litigation space, Gabrielle’s practice is characterised by her solutions-focused approach. Gabrielle has successfully managed the preparation of large scale, complex, multi-partied, document intensive class actions involving hundreds of group members and numerous experts in both the Supreme and Federal Courts. In this capacity, Gabrielle […]

Sep 19, 2023

INSIGHT: Ali Towers

Ali has worked exclusively in insurance litigation since being admitted to practice, focusing on public liability, personal injury, and professional indemnity matters. She works with major Australian insurers and their insured clients in all areas of the sector, including local government, property owners and real estate agencies, small business, large retailers and supermarkets, hospitality and […]