David James Meredith LL.B
David Meredith was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2002. He has practiced almost exclusively in Family Law.
David has represented clients in the Family Court in Perth, Sydney, Newcastle, Parramatta, Melbourne and Dandenong.
He has significant trial experience and represents higher net worth clients and parties involved in complex children’s matters.
David has achieved excellent results for his clients who are referred to him by trusted colleagues.
Kevin Barry L.L.B.(Ling Ger) L.L.M. Grad Dip LP
Kevin Barry completed his bachelor’s degree in Law and German, (LLB, Ling Ger) at Trinity College Dublin in 2009, spending several semesters studying German Law at the Friedrich-Schiller Universität of Jena between 2007 and 2008.
He completed his Master of Laws, (LLM) degree through German in the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität of Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2011 and moved back to Ireland and took up employment in the Compliance Department of PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie investigating financial crime.
Kevin immigrated to Australia in May 2012 and completed his Bachelor of Laws equivalence studies at Edith Cowan University in December 2012, graduating with a Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in September 2013.
Kevin was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in October 2013 and worked in a number of prominent Perth Family Law firms before commencing as an Associate with Meredith Lawyers in April 2017.
Kevin takes a particular interest in children’s matters and hopes to undertake the Independent Children’s Lawyer training in the near future.
Outside of the office Kevin enjoys football, rugby and spending time with friends and family.
Stephanie Powell LLB BA(His) GradDip
Stephanie graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History in September 2013 and was admitted to practice in May 2014.
Since starting with Meredith Lawyers as a law clerk in January 2012, Stephanie has assisted with and managed all files across the firm, however has honed her skills in the area of Family Law. Stephanie continued with the firm into her graduate placement to compliment her College of Law enrolment and is now employed as a Solicitor at Meredith Lawyers
During her university years, Stephanie was active in both her education and the community, and volunteered for a local primary school to help teach children English and Literacy. In her final year at Murdoch University, Stephanie was privileged enough to be accepted into the SCALES Family Law community legal clinic, where she ran a number of family law matters, under supervision, both children and financial. Most recently, Stephanie has completed a paper on adult child maintenance and the filial relationship with Professor Lisa Young, published in the Australian Family Law Journal mid-2014.
Currently, most of Stephanie’s matters are in the area of family law, particularly dealing with children’s matters, family law negotiations and consent agreements. Stephanie has a great deal of experience drafting applications and affidavits in the family court jurisdiction and hopes to continue her education and training within this area of law.
Chief Executive Officer
Malcolm joined Meredith Lawyers in April 2014 as our non-legal Chief Executive Officer. Malcolm has a history of managing small to medium businesses with great success.
Malcolm's role is the day to day management of the commercial aspects of the firm, including addressing non-legal queries, ensuring service delivery, accounts management, compliance, promotion, recruitment and business planning.
Malcolm has already made a significant impact on the firm, freeing our legal staff from a range of non-legal and time consuming activities, thereby allowing our team to focus on you, the client. Malcolm is a driven individual with a client focused ethos and we look forward to his continued contribution to the development of the firm.
Clients, potential clients and service providers are welcome to contact Malcolm in regards to any of the above matters.