Top litigators to lead Class Actions practice
16 January 2023
Two of the most formidable litigators at Shine Lawyers have been chosen to jointly run the firm’s rapidly expanding class actions practice.
Between them, Vicky Antzoulatos and Craig Allsopp have more than 40 years’ experience.
They have spearheaded class actions on behalf of tens of thousands of Australians against powerful defendants, including the Commonwealth Bank, McDonald’s, Carnival Cruises, WorleyParsons, and many more.
Chief Legal Officer Lisa Flynn said the pair would lead a team of more than 70 people across the country.
“The class actions landscape is evolving and the workload is increasing so it makes sense to appoint not one but two senior lawyers to this coveted position,” she said.
Allsopp said he was excited to lead one of the country’s biggest class actions practices.
“As always, our goal is to increase access to justice to as many Australians as possible so they can obtain the compensation they deserve,” he said. “Class actions are often the only viable option for people who can’t afford to launch claims of their own against defendants with big pockets.”
Antzoulatos said she expects a shift in the types of class actions being launched in 2023.
“There will be an increased focus on litigation in the areas of climate change, consumer rights, and data breaches.”
“This will allow us to help even more people who have suffered an injury or loss through no fault of their own.”