Aussie firm bolsters its new Perth operations
An insurance and health law firm has expanded its team in its newest national office, based in Western Australia.
Meridian Lawyers has announced the appointment of senior insurance lawyer, Shannon Mony, as a principal in its Perth office.
Managing principal Paul Baker said the firm was thrilled to welcome Shannon, formerly of HBA Lawyers, to its expanding team.
“She is an exceptional lawyer whose background in health law and insurance perfectly aligns with our client base and legal service offering in Perth,” he said.
“Shannon’s expertise bolsters Meridian’s national presence and solidifies our status as a leading Australian law firm in the insurance sector.”
The firm noted Ms Mony was an insurance litigation specialist, pointing to her expertise in medical negligence, health law and professional indemnity claims, as well as her experience acting on behalf of hospitals and doctors in an array of medical areas, and managing claims involving catastrophic injuries.
Meridian also announced associate Will Goodheart had joined the Perth team, coming over from HBA with Ms Mony.
The announcement follows the firm’s recent opening of a Perth office, which is headed by principal Mark Birbeck.
At the time, Mr Baker said: “The decision to expand Meridian’s presence in Perth was the result of overwhelming client urgings, and that expanding our legal service office into Perth was an obvious progression and consistent with the firm’s overall strategic plan.”