'I chose law to be an advocate for social justice.'
Based in Sydney, Vicky Antzoulatos is Special Counsel with Shine Lawyers' Class Actions department. Working with a team of carefully selected legal professionals, Vicky strives to bring justice and recognition to individuals across Australia who have suffered as a result of corporate wrongdoing.
Vicky graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Laws and went on to study her Masters at Sydney University. She was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1999, and has worked almost exclusively in class actions and commercial litigation since her admission.
Vicky has a comprehensive understanding of the class actions legal space, with nearly 20 years in the industry. She appreciates that class actions present a unique interplay between novel legal issues and administrative procedures designed to protect the interests of various stakeholders.
Vicky holds a wealth of experience litigating complex matters, having run numerous high profile cases against well-resourced defendants.
Recently, she conducted Australia's first private market manipulation case against Macquarie Equities, and was integral in bringing a case against the Commonwealth Bank that lay down the definition of 'accrued benefits' in the context of superannuation law and defined benefits schemes.
It is Vicky's communication, organisation skills, determination and commerciality that sets her apart from other solicitors in her field. She is driven by a desire to remedy the imbalance of power between individuals and large corporations, and will go above and beyond to ensure her clients receive the just results they are entitled to.
Outside of class actions, Vicky is passionate about racial and gender discrimination issues that arise in the law. She is proud of her Greek heritage, which gives her a unique insight into communicating with her clients.