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Insurance partner to take up consultant role

Insurance partner to take up consultant role

A leading insurance lawyer has been named as the latest hire in the Sydney office of a local firm.

Meridian Lawyers announced the hire of Sydney practitioner Catherine Osborne (pictured) last month.

Ms Osborne joins her new firm from Curwoods Lawyers, where she was a partner in the professional indemnity practice. In her new role at Meridian, she will work as a consultant for the insurance team.

Ms Osborne has over 20 years’ experience and from 2008 to 2014 was a partner of Wotton + Kearney. She has served as an advisory board member for the University of Notre Dame (Sydney) School of Law since 2014.

Meridian managing partner Paul Baker welcomed Ms Osborne to her new role.

“Catherine brings a thorough understanding of the issues and challenges facing the insurance market,” he said.

“We are delighted to be welcoming Catherine, a highly regarded professional indemnity, superannuation and financial lines lawyer, to our expanding insurance team.”

In a statement released by the firm, Meridian Lawyers said Ms Osborne has been involved in some of the “largest and most sensitive cases involving ASIC, APRA and the ACCC”.

Ms Osborne has significant experience with royal and special commissions including matters arising from the AWB and James Hardie special commissions and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. She has also acted for reinsurance interests throughout the HIH Royal Commission and in subsequent litigation.

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