How Therium and Phi Finney Won the GetSwift Class Action Competition

Last month, law firm Phi Finney McDonald and funder Therium Capital Management bested the competition in their bid to become class counsel in the GetSwift class action claim. The landmark decision by an Australian Federal Court to continue one proceeding and permanently stay the other two is seen as a harbinger of things to come, as Australia grapples with a boom in class actions, and lawmakers debate how best to modify the country’s legal framework accordingly.


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 to run GetSwift class action

Boutique Melbourne law firm Phi Finney McDonald will lead the sole class action on behalf of aggrieved investors in logistics business GetSwift, after a Federal Court judge on Wednesday permanently stayed two other competing class actions.


CBA class action: Giant US pension funds to sue Commonwealth Bank over Austrac scandal

Jeff Whalley, Herald Sun

FOUR giant US pension funds are preparing to sue the Commonwealth Bank in a move dramatically widening the fallout from the money-laundering scandal that has engulfed the lender.

The pension funds — including the $US224 billion ($292 billion) California State Teachers’ Retirement System — are among “a significant number” of institutions planning to launch a fresh class action against the bank.

It marks a bombshell for new CBA chief Matt Comyn, who took the reins of Australia’s biggest bank yesterday.


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.


Estia Health faces threat of class action

Residential aged care provider Estia is facing the threat of a class action over its 2016 financial year results and the guidance it gave for the 2017 year.

Sydney litigation firm Phi Finney McDonald is gathering shareholder support for a proposed class action that will be funded by Investor Claim Partner.

February 8, 2018 // Press


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