Meridian Lawyers

Established in 2004, Meridian Lawyers is a dynamic and innovative law firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane and Perth. Clients look to our experienced and award winning team for advice in Insurance, Corporate & Commercial, Workplace Relations & Safety, Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Health Law.

The core of our approach at Meridian is delivering cost-effective legal services and understanding the key issues facing our clients. We work with industry leaders and regulators to adapt, reinvent and drive success into the future. We genuinely set ourselves apart: not just in terms of what we do and how we do it, but also why we do it.

At the heart of it, we are people who are passionate about legal practice and helping others prosper. We look deeper, try to understand better and we ask more questions. Our lawyers are approachable, down-to-earth and caring and our team is committed to understanding our clients’ business and their issues. Ongoing education and training is vital to staying innovative in an evolving and highly regulated environment. We offer bespoke education programs and, wherever possible, seek opportunities to collaborate and share knowledge and lessons learned with our clients.

Meridian is committed to diversity and promoting equity across the firm. We are an equal opportunities employer with a strong record of support for family-friendly policies. We effect diversity in practice, whether this is through provision of training, raising awareness, or maintaining an inclusive workplace environment. Meridian has adopted the Australian Law Council’s Diversity and Equality Charter to reflect the strength of our commitment. To learn more about Meridian Lawyers' insurance practice please visit:


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Insurance is the cornerstone of our business at Meridian. We have an established reputation for excellence in insurance law and are consistently recognised as a leading Australian insurance law firm. Of our 21 Principals, 16 are dedicated insurance specialists.

As a trusted legal advisor to many Australian and overseas insurers, we are mindful of the strategic and operational challenges facing the industry and those specific to our clients. By understanding the issues and focusing on what matters most, we are well positioned to deliver claims management, litigation, corporate advisory and regulatory advice.

Our client relationships and track record include advising general and life insurers, underwriters, self-insured entities, reinsurers, mutuals, underwriting and claims management agencies, brokers and intermediaries, industry associations, and a wide range of corporate organisations.

Delivering cost-effective, pragmatic and commercially astute advice, we understand our clients’ focus on risk management strategies including monitoring of claims costs, pricing, alternative dispute resolution, and the need for accurate reserving, regulatory and prudential governance.

Our experience extends to Europe and Singapore where we have high-level capabilities delivering advice and services for Lloyd’s Syndicates and the companies market, adhering to reporting protocols, reserving philosophies and binder arrangements as they apply in the Australian market.

We are consistently recognised for our leadership in the insurance space by industry leaders and peers. In the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers, 12 of our senior insurance lawyers were acknowledged. Meridian was also announced as the Insurance Law Firm of the Year in Australia in 2018 in the Client Choice category by Global Law Experts. In 2017, Meridian was the top ranking insurance law firm when taking into account all insurance areas in Doyle’s Guide and notably, all of our NSW Insurance Principals were recognised. Our team was also shortlisted as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Insurance Law Firm of the Year. These awards are a testament to Meridian’s commitment to excellence.

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Meridian Lawyers

Paul Baker | Managing Director
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Phone: +61 2 9018 9911
Mobile Phone: +61 419 012 205
Fax: +61 2 9018 9900
Address: Sydney | Level 16, 25 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000