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Mathew Chuk

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Commercial and Project Litigation, Principal Lawyer

Location Melbourne, Victoria
Language English

Melbourne lawyer Mathew Chuk works predominantly in project litigation, with a particular focus upon securities class actions.

Amongst several smaller commercial and pro bono matters, Mathew leads the legal teams on the following class actions:

  • McKay Super Solutions Pty Ltd v Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (VID 163/2017), a securities class action against Bellamy’s Organic;
  • Alison Court v Spotless Group Holdings Ltd (VID 561/2017), a securities class action against Spotless;
  • Creighton v Australian Executor Trustees Ltd (2015/00306222), a trustee claim arising from the collapse of Provident Capital
  • the proposed securities class action against Vocus Group Ltd.

Since commencing his legal career with Slater and Gordon in 2008, Mathew has represented thousands of individuals across some of Australia’s most significant class actions, including:

  • Newstart 123 Pty Ltd v Billabong International Ltd (VID 143/2015), the securities class action against Billabong (settled for $45 million in 2016);
  • Earglow Pty Ltd v Sigma Pharmaceuticals Ltd (VID 933/2010), the securities class action against Sigma Pharmaceuticals (settled for $57.5 million in 2012);
  • Petersen v Merck Sharpe Dohme (Aust) Pty Ltd (VID 451/2006), the Vioxx class action against drug manufacturer Merck.

Mathew has also represented approximately 100 individuals in claims against the Western Australian Government arising from the November 2011 fires in Margaret River, provided litigation consulting services with respect to debenture and consumer litigation in New Zealand, and assisted one of Australia’s largest unions during a Royal Commission. 


  • Class actions
  • Shareholder litigation
  • Corporate trustee claims
  • Consumer litigation
  • Product liability
  • General commercial litigation

Career History

  • 2017 Slater and Gordon (principal lawyer)
  • 2016 Slater and Gordon (senior associate)
  • 2014 Slater and Gordon (associate)
  • 2011 Slater and Gordon (lawyer)
  • 2010 Slater and Gordon (graduate)
  • 2008 Slater and Gordon (paralegal)
  • 2007 General Secretary, National Union of Students

Professional Qualifications and Admissions

  • 2014 Bachelor of Economics, Murdoch University
  • 2013 Admitted, High Court of New Zealand
  • 2011 Admitted, High Court of Australia
  • 2011 Admitted, Supreme Court of Victoria
  • 2010 Bachelor of Laws (Hons, First Class), University of Melbourne
  • 2008 Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Australia

Memberships and Associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria 
  • Australian Labor Party