I am a senior member of the Slater and Gordon’s Class Actions team, working predominantly on complex commercial claims with a particular focus upon securities class actions. I have extensive experience in the investigation, commencement and conduct of a broad range of commercial and shareholder claims, and work with a variety of litigation funders to make access to these claims simple and risk-free.
As well as working on several smaller commercial and pro bono cases, I currently lead the legal teams on significant class actions such as McKay Super Solutions Pty Ltd v Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (the Bellamy’s Class Action), Alison Court v Spotless Group Holdings Ltd (the Spotless Class Action), Creighton v Australian Executor Trustees Ltd (the Provident Capital Class Action), Fernbrook (Aust) Investments Pty Ltd v AMP Limited (the AMP Class Action) and the proposed securities class action against Vocus Group Ltd.
Since commencing my legal career with Slater and Gordon in 2008, I have also had the privilege of representing thousands of individuals across some of Australia’s most significant class actions including the Billabong and Sigma Pharmaceuticals securities class actions, and the Vioxx class action against drug manufacturer Merck.
I also have experience in a range of other kinds of litigation, having 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.
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
- Bachelor of Economics, Murdoch University
- Admitted to High Court of New Zealand
- Admitted to High Court of Australia
- Admitted to Supreme Court of Victoria
- Bachelor of Laws (Hons, First Class), University of Melbourne
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Australia
- 2008 - Present, Slater and Gordon
- 2007 - General Secretary, National Union of Students
Memberships and Associations
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Australian Labor Party