DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Maurice Blackburn

Dispute Resolution

Band 1AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Consistently acknowledged as the nation's pre-eminent plaintiff practice, Maurice Blackburn operates from 33 offices across mainland Australia. Specialising in the representation of businesses and individuals in class actions, it has featured prominently of late in disputes arising in the automotive, financial services, medical device, pharmaceutical and resources sectors.

Strengths

Sources overwhelmingly concur in recognising this practice as the "clear market leader" in its field, one interviewee observing: "They have the most matters, the greatest breadth of cases and some formidable practitioners who are thought leaders in the space."

Work highlights

Launched a class action against Monsanto on behalf of people who contracted non-Hodgkin lymphoma as the alleged result of using or being exposed to glyphosate-based products manufactured by Monsanto's former subsidiary Roundup Products.

Notable practitioners

Melbourne-based national head of class actions Andrew Watson is a key contact.

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