Moving office in Melbourne

Phi Finney McDonald has moved to new premises. From today, Monday 18th June, our office in Melbourne is based at Level 4, 325 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, and our new phone number is +61 (0)3 9134 7100.

Phi Finney McDonald launches pro bono asylum seeker practice

Phi Finney McDonald recently acted for an asylum seeker before the Full Court of the High Court of Australia. The case involved novel questions of international law, including a ground of appeal common to, and heard jointly with, appeals to the High Court brought by two other asylum seekers.

Phi Finney McDonald is a participant in Justice Connect’s Nauru Network. We are proud to fight for people who might otherwise be denied access to the legal system because of financial, social or other barriers.

Shareholders launch claim against Estia Health

Shareholders of Estia Health Limited (ASX: EHE) are seeking redress for their losses in a proposed class action conducted by law firm Phi Finney McDonald (PFM) and funded by Investor Claim Partner (ICP). The claim has already attracted the support of several prominent institutional investors.

Estia is one of the largest providers of residential aged care facilities in Australia.

The claim will allege that Estia failed to disclose to the market the serious difficulties the business was experiencing in the lead up to the publishing of its FY16 results on 29 August 2016 and gave misleading FY17 guidance at that time, which it then slashed on 6 October 2016.

Phi Finney McDonald launches Sydney office

Phi Finney McDonald is proud to announce the opening of its Sydney office, located in International Tower III at Barangaroo.

The firm enjoys strong relationships with clients, litigation funders, and other stakeholders in Sydney. This move will help us provide the level of service our clients deserve, and to better represent those whose claims arise in New South Wales.

Our Sydney office will initially comprise Roop Sandhu (Principal Lawyer) and Eliot Olivier (Associate).


Australia has many fine traditions. Water fights and backyard cricket at Christmas. Eating too much at lunch on Easter Sunday. In Victoria, there’s the sickie on the Monday before Melbourne Cup Day. In a busy world, these traditions are about creating opportunities for us to come together as families.

Marriage Equality does not undermine or diminish our concept of family. It enlarges and strengthens it. It would encourage more Australian couples to stand before their loved ones and promise to spend the rest of their lives together. That can only be a good thing.