Piper Alderman welcomes dispute resolution and litigation partner in Perth office


With over 20 years’ experience in commercial dispute resolution and commercial litigation, Meriel Steadman joins Piper Alderman from the 1st of August in its Perth office.

Meriel is an internationally recognised dispute resolution lawyer with expertise in domestic and international arbitrations, mediations and expert determinations.

As a leading advisor in the energy, mining and life sciences and healthcare sectors, she has also worked in London, the Caribbean and is highly experienced in the Australian court system having practised in both Sydney and Perth.

In addition to holding a First Class Honours Degree in Law, Meriel is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Company Directors course.

Commenting on her decision to join Piper Alderman, Meriel said:

“Piper Alderman, as a highly regarded national law firm, which is 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.”

Meriel holds a number of board positions including Director of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce (WA Branch), Director of Telethon Community Cinemas and Director of Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group (AAMEG).  She is also a mentor with Mentor Walks and an active member of Business Women Australia and the British Business Network.

Piper Alderman’s national Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones, commented on Meriel joining the firm:

“Opening the Perth office in July 2021 was only the start for our presence in WA, as we finish FY22 with our Perth office exceeding expectations for its first year.  We are delighted to welcome Meriel, who is a highly respected lawyer and active member of the business and legal communities in Perth.”

Meriel joins the Perth office’s founding partners, Shane Entriken and Paul Sartori.

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