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Mills Oakley recruits new partner from NRF

Mills Oakley has expanded its partnership with the appointment of seasoned litigator who joins from Norton Rose Fulbright.

user iconEmma Musgrave 13 November 2020 SME Law
Mills Oakley recruits new partner from NRF
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Meriel Steadman has joined Mills Oakley as a partner within the firm's Perth-based disputes practice, bringing with her over 20 years' experience in the Australian, UK and British Virgin Islands markets. Throughout her career she has advised on vast contractual disputes, LNG/domestic gas pricing disputes, defended ASIC prosecutions and advised on directors' duties and schemes of arrangement.

“Clients require the highest level of sector expertise for major commercial disputes," Mills Oakley CEO John Nerurker said, commenting off-the-back of the appointment of Ms Steadman.


"We are fortunate to have secured Meriel, who has impeccable credentials in the mining and resources sector, a major focus for our firm in Perth."

Prior to joining Mills Oakley, Ms Steadman was a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF). Before this, she held positions at Allens Linklaters and Baker McKenzie.

On her decision to join Mills Oakley, Ms Steadman spoke of the firm's "ability to blend a collegiate culture with a sense of partner autonomy".

“Every client has their own bespoke priorities when resolving commercial disputes and I am fortunate to be joining a firm which provides lawyers with the freedom to deliver tailored solutions within a national framework," she said.

"The Mills Oakley commercial disputes practice has an excellent local reputation and I am delighted to be part of the team."