Firm Profile

Meridian Lawyers

Firm Details

Meridian was established in April 2004 and is an incorporated legal practice with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane and Perth. 

With twenty one Principals and more than 120 legal and support staff, as well as a growing national footprint, Meridian delivers accessible, collaborative and cost-effective legal advice in the practice areas of insurance, health, corporate & commercial and employment. 

Our clients encompass leading local and overseas insurers, some of Australia’s most prominent companies and organisations, a large number of professional member associations as well as hundreds of individual healthcare practitioners.

We genuinely set ourselves apart, not just in terms of what we do, but also how we do it. Our industry knowledge means we can provide premium quality legal advice that is practical and strategic. Meridian Lawyers enjoys a reputation of excellence and has become a leading firm in its areas of practice. We are people who are passionate about legal practice and helping others. Our lawyers are approachable, down-to-earth and caring and what our clients experience dealing with us you simply will not find in legal corridors elsewhere.

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Paul Baker
Managing Principal


  • Best Insurance Law Firm in Australia by Corporate INTL Global Awards

    Best Insurance Law Firm 2017 by NSW Business Excellence Awards

    Top Ranking Insurance Firm by Doyle

About Our Clients

Meridian Lawyers works with leading local and overseas insurers, some of Australia’s most prominent companies and organisations, a large number of professional member associations as well as literally hundreds of individual healthcare practitioners.

Our clients come from many different professions. No other law firm in Australia can boast the allied health profession client base of Meridian. We act for professionals and organisations including:

  • London underwriters
  • domestic and international insurers
  • valuers
  • accountants
  • engineers
  • investment advisers
  • insurance brokers
  • stockbrokers
  • supermarkets
  • hotels and clubs
  • mining companies
  • government authorities and departments
  • building industry contractors
  • veterinarians

We have unparalleled experience defending claims brought against:

  • beauticians
  • chiropractors
  • dental prosthetists
  • dental hygienists
  • dental therapists
  • dentists
  • dietitians
  • medical practitioners
  • fitness professionals
  • hospitals
  • midwives
  • nurses
  • occupational therapists
  • optometrists
  • oral health therapists
  • osteopaths
  • pathology and radiology providers
  • pharmacists
  • physiotherapists
  • podiatrists
  • psychologists
  • radiographers
  • rehabilitation providers
  • speech pathologists

Firm Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Aviation Law
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Regulatory Practice

Office Locations



Melbourne, Australia

Level 12, 357 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


61 3 9810 6777

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Newcastle, Australia

Level 6, 45 Watt Street

Newcastle NSW 2300


61 2 4047 2600

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Perth, Australia

Level 3, 225 St Georges Terrace

Perth WA 6000


61 8 6319 0470

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Sydney, Australia

Level 16, MLC Centre

19 Martin Place

Sydney NSW 2000


61 2 9018 9999

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