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Meridian Lawyers appoints two leading insurance lawyers to its Principal Group

Jul 3, 2023: ´╗┐National law firm Meridian Lawyers welcomes Principals Andrew Gorman and Scott Kennedy to its insurance team.

National law firm Meridian Lawyers welcomes Principals Andrew Gorman and Scott Kennedy to its insurance team. 

Principal Andrew Gorman, an accomplished and distinguished Compulsory Third Party (CTP) lawyer with more than three decades of insurance law experience, joins Meridian’s Sydney office as Practice Group Leader of the newly established CTP team. 

Principal Scott Kennedy joins Meridian with 30 years’ experience, advising on coverage and indemnity disputes under professional indemnity, contract works and ISR policies, as well as litigated claims and recoveries. His experience also includes public and product liability claims, ranging from high volume attritional loss portfolios to class actions and catastrophic losses. Scott commences as Co-Practice Group Leader of Meridian’s General Insurance team.

Commenting on the recent appointments, Meridian’s Managing Director, Paul Baker, says:

“I am delighted to welcome Andrew and Scott to Meridian and to the national insurance group. Both are recognised leaders in the legal market with an exceptionally loyal client following. Their experience and standing in the insurance industry, exemplary track record, and technical skills, complements the expertise of our high calibre team, and reinforces our position as a firm providing preeminent strategic legal advice and representation.”

"The addition of Andrew and Scott, strengthens our insurance industry capabilities, and their presence in our national insurance team has been extremely well received by our clients.”

Andrew and Scott join Meridian on 3 July 2023.

Meridian Lawyers recently announced a recruitment spree, bolstering their national insurance capabilities to include CTP and Recoveries. The appointment of Andrew Gorman and Scott Kennedy, brings Meridian’s Principal Group to 30, with the addition of six Principals to the firm since April 2023 (Vid Dragomirovic, Matthew McDonald, Paul Garnon, and Benjamin Karalus, in addition to Andrew Gorman and Scott Kennedy).

60 team members have joined Meridian’s business since April 2023, forming an integral part of the firm’s strategic growth plans. The arrival of Andrew Gorman and Scott Kennedy to the insurance team re-establishes their connection with colleagues with whom they have worked previously, and provides Meridian with a strong foundation to further enhance the services available to clients.

Meridian also recently announced the promotion of 12 lawyers across their Insurance and Health Law teams.