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Piper Alderman appoints dispute resolutions partner

National law firm Piper Alderman has announced the partner appointment of Meriel Steadman in its Perth office. 

user iconJess Feyder 26 July 2022 Big Law
Piper Alderman appoints dispute resolutions partner
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Ms Steadman is an “internationally recognised dispute resolution lawyer”, the firm said in a statement, with expertise in domestic and international arbitrations, mediations, and expert determinations. She is a leading adviser in the energy, mining and life sciences and healthcare sectors.

She holds a first-class honours degree in law and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has worked in London, the Caribbean, Sydney, and Perth.


Ms Steadman holds several board positions, including director of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce (in the Western Australia branch), director of Telethon Community Cinemas and director of Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group (AAMEG). She is also a mentor with Mentor Walks and a member of Business Women Australia and the British Business Network. 

Commenting on her decision to join Piper Alderman, she said: “Piper Alderman, as a highly regarded national law firm, which as part of an international network of law firms, offers great opportunities to expand and grow my practice.

“I am very much looking forward to providing clients with a complete and comprehensive full service offering from a competitive and collegiate firm.”

Piper Alderman’s national managing partner Tony Britten-Jones commented: “We are delighted to welcome Meriel, who is a highly respected lawyer and active member of the business and legal communities in Perth.

“Opening the Perth office in July 2021 was only the start for our presence in WA, we finished FY22 with our Perth office exceeding expectations for its first year.”

Meriel joins founding partners Shane Entriken and Paul Sartori on 1 August.