Sector: Financial Services

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Mark Fitzgerald

More than 20 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 […]

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Douglas Raftesath

Douglas is a highly experienced commercial litigation lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in assisting clients to resolve disputes. Prior to joining Meridian Lawyers, Douglas spent 13 years at Norton Rose Australia, including eight years as a partner. Douglas has acted in a number of high profile, large scale and complex multi-party disputes in the Federal […]

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 […]

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Sharlene Wellard

Highly regarded employment practitioner, Sharlene Wellard, joined Meridian’s Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team in July 2014. Sharlene has extensive experience providing strategic advice and advocacy 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 […]

Oct 11, 2018

INSIGHT: Catherine Osborne

Catherine joined Meridian Lawyers in early 2017 and has more than 20 years’ experience in insurance, reinsurance and commercial litigation. Catherine’s expertise also spans life insurance and superannuation. Her career highlights include class actions and some of Australia’s largest and most sensitive cases involving ASIC, APRA , the ATO and the ACCC. Catherine acted for reinsurance […]

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 Parra

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 […]