Sector: Resources

Oct 9, 2018

INSIGHT: Mark Birbeck

Mark is an insurance specialist with over 25 years’ experience gained in the UK and Australia. He joined Meridian Lawyers in January 2018, opening up the firm’s Perth office. He practises almost exclusively in insurance matters, in particular, in the areas of professional indemnity, public and products liability, medical negligence, and property. His private practice […]

Nov 19, 2018

INSIGHT: Daniel Davison

Daniel is highly regarded for his insurance litigation expertise, specifically in relation to medical negligence, health law, public liability, and professional indemnity claims. Daniel and his health team are one of the most specialised in Queensland, regularly defending major catastrophic medical liability claims for healthcare practitioners and medical facilities such as obstetric claims, neurosurgical incidents, […]

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 […]

Jan 12, 2024

INSIGHT: Jacinta Long

Jacinta is a defence and coverage expert in product liability/recall and general liability, with more than 25 years of legal expertise. She represents underwriters and large corporates in the Australian, Japanese, and London markets. She regularly appears in complex, novel, and sensitive matters. Jacinta’s recent product recall experience extends to advising upon and conducting the […]

Jun 6, 2023

INSIGHT: Matthew McDonald

Matthew has more than 30 years’ experience managing insurance matters for a range of clients including insurers, self-insurers, brokers, underwriters, third-party providers, private companies, and publicly listed companies. He specialises in the insurance areas of public and product liability, professional liability and indemnity, farm, accident and health, home and contents, landlord and strata, latent diseases, […]

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, […]

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. […]

Mar 1, 2022

INSIGHT: Keith Thomas

Keith is a litigator with more than 30 years’ experience gained in Australia and the UK. He has represented clients at many trials, mediations, arbitrations, adjudications, regulatory inquiries, and prosecutions, as well as in matters brought before external dispute resolution and professional disciplinary bodies. His insurance practice is focused on the resolution of professional indemnity, […]

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 […]

Oct 9, 2018

INSIGHT: Dennis Cronin

With more than 30 years insurance law experience and significant case outcomes, Dennis is well-regarded as an insurance law expert in Australia and the United Kingdom. Dennis provides first-class technical legal advice and is extremely proactive in the commercial resolution of matters, ensuring his clients’ interests remain paramount. He specialises in professional indemnity and general […]

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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