National law firm Meridian Lawyers continues its strategic growth plans with the appointment of Principal Stephanie Weeks.

Stephanie’s specialised practice focuses on professional indemnity and directors’ and officers’ liability, acting as both defence and coverage counsel on instructions from Australian and London insurers and reinsurers, ASX-listed entities, insurance brokers, and SMEs.

Stephanie has represented clients in a diverse range of disputes, including actions alleging professional negligence, breach of contract, misleading or deceptive conduct, insolvent trading, oppression, wrongful dismissal, and breach of directors’ duties. She has defended professionals from various specialist sectors including insurance brokers, accountants and solicitors. Her appointment further strengthens Meridian’s insurance law offer to clients and supports Meridian’s commitment to providing clients with exemplary insurance law services.

Commenting on Stephanie’s appointment, Meridian’s Managing Director Paul Baker says:

‘I am thrilled to welcome Stephanie to our Principal Group. With her outstanding track record of success and the high regard her clients and peers have for her expertise and commercial approach, Stephanie’s skills and knowledge complement and strengthen our PI and D&O offer to clients. There are many synergies between Stephanie’s client base and Meridian’s, including the strong relationships she has forged with a number of Meridian’s key clients. Her approach and shared values align perfectly with our goals to strengthen our brand and broaden our insurance offer.’

Commenting on joining Meridian, Stephanie says, ‘I am delighted to be a part of the firm’s growth plans. It’s an exciting time to be joining the business. I look forward to working with my colleagues at Meridian to continue to deliver quality advice and dispute resolution services to our clients.’

Stephanie joins Meridian on 29 January 2024 and will be based in Sydney.

Stephanie’s appointment follows Meridian’s recent announcements of Matthew Pokarier, Jacinta Long, Angel Li, and Marcus O’Brien, joining their Principal Group and national insurance team.

About Meridian Lawyers

Meridian Lawyers provides focused legal advice in insurance, corporate and commercial, workplace relations and safety, commercial litigation and dispute resolution and health.

Named Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year in 2020, Meridian has grown significantly since its inception in 2004 and numbers more than 200 staff with 34 Principals in offices located in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney.

Meridian was selected as the only Australian law firm to join the exclusive Insuralex Global Insurance Lawyers Group, the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance law firm network. As an Insuralex member firm, clients and Insuralex’s insurance law firm network have access to Meridian’s insurance services and coverage throughout Australia.

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