Mathew is a senior member of Slater and Gordon’s Class Actions team, working predominantly on complex commercial claims with a particular focus on securities and superannuation class actions. Mathew has extensive experience in the investigation, commencement and conduct of a broad range of commercial and shareholder claims. He works with a variety of litigation funders to make access to these claims simple and risk-free for claimants.
As well as working on several smaller commercial and pro bono matters, Mathew currently leads a legal team 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), Fisher v Vocus Group Ltd (the Vocus Class Action), Kayler-Thompson v Colonial First State Investments Ltd, Alford & Ors v AMP Superannuation Ltd, Ghee v BT Funds Management Ltd and Krieger v Colonial First State Investments Ltd. Mathew also represents union members in the employment entitlements class action against WorkPac.
Since commencing his legal career with Slater and Gordon in 2008, Mathew has 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, the Provident Capital Class Action and the Vioxx class action against drug manufacturer Merck.
Mathew also has 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 the recent Royal Commission.
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
- 2014 - Bachelor of Economics, Murdoch University
- 2013 - Admitted to High Court of New Zealand
- 2011 - Admitted to High Court of Australia
- 2011 - Admitted to Supreme Court of Victoria
- 2010- Bachelor of Laws (Hons, First Class), University of Melbourne
- 2008 - 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
- Australian Services Union