Sector: Professional Organisations

May 1, 2024

INSIGHT: John Florio

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 […]

Jul 3, 2023

INSIGHT: Scott Kennedy

Scott has 30 years’ experience advising on coverage and indemnity disputes under professional indemnity, contract works, and ISR policies, as well as litigated claims and recoveries. He also has experience in public and product liability claims, ranging from managing high-volume attritional loss portfolios to class actions and catastrophic losses. Scott’s in-depth specialist expertise, superior client […]

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, […]

Nov 13, 2018

INSIGHT: Georgina Odell

Georgina has more than 25 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer. She acts for a range of business clients from pharmacists, education and care services, dentists, veterinary practitioners, medical practices, and private hospitals to independent schools and national peak body associations. Georgina handles the sale and acquisition of businesses and companies particularly in […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Oct 2, 2020

INSIGHT: James Papworth

James has worked exclusively in insurance and health law at Meridian since 2014. Over this time, James has developed a diligent and strategic approach to complex legal issues. With a critical eye for detail, the focus of James’s practice is on delivering well-informed and commercial solutions. James has a broad depth of experience acting for […]

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