Three Slater and Gordon alumni have founded their own firm in Melbourne, focused on class actions and public interest litigation.
Boutique litigation firm Phi Finney McDonald was officially launched yesterday.
Ben Phi, Tim Finney and Odette McDonald are the founders and managing directors of the firm. All three are former Slater and Gordon employees.
Mr Phi was Slaters’ head of class actions and group litigation in Australia and the UK, Mr Finney led the commercial class actions practice in Australia, and Ms McDonald led the group litigation practice in the UK.
Between them, the trio have won nearly half a billion dollars in settlements, according to a statement from Phi Finney McDonald.
Now they aim to build a progressive law firm focused on class actions and public interest litigation.