Roop Sandhu is an experienced litigation lawyer, who has worked on many hard-fought and complex class actions.
Roop has experience in a wide variety of class actions, including claims involving financial advice, institutional abuse, debenture trusts, securities, property developments, and consumer issues. He has been involved in class actions in the Federal Court, the NSW Supreme Court, and the Victorian Supreme Court.
Roop also has broad general litigation experience. He has acted for hundreds of victims of asbestos diseases, helping them to recover damages from the companies that exposed them to asbestos. He has also run professional negligence claims, employment disputes, and superannuation disputes.
Over his career, Roop has worked on matters that have collectively delivered settlements in excess of $100 million.
Prior to joining Phi Finney McDonald, Roop was a principal lawyer in the class action department of a large plaintiff law firm. Roop works on Phi Finney McDonald’s existing suite of cases, as well as identifying and investigating new matters. He is based in Sydney.
Accolades and awards
- Slater and Gordon Lawyers Chair Award Winner (2016)
- Lexis Nexis Prize for Litigation 1 (2002), UNSW
- Lexis Nexis Prize for Taxation Law (2003), UNSW
- LLB and BCom, UNSW
- GDLP, College of Law
- Odette McDonald and Roop Sandhu, ‘Adverse costs: insurance as security for costs in class actions’ (2018) 31(4) Commercial Law Quarterly, 9
- Roop Sandhu, ‘Fairbridge Farm case shows we must change the way child abuse claims are handled,’ Sydney Morning Herald, 29 June 2015
- Roop Sandhu, ‘A policy alone is not enough,’ Australian Civil Liability (Sydney, NSW), Volume 10(4), 66