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Bridie Murphy

Senior Associate
Bridie Murphy

Bridie Murphy is an experienced senior associate based in Maurice Blackburn’s social justice practice in our Melbourne office. Bridie is a dedicated advocate for access to justice and ensuring the law serves everyone, not only those who can afford it. 

Practice Area

Social justice


Bachelor of Law (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts (with distinction)

Bridie is adept at applying legal skills developed in commercial practice to strategic human rights litigation and fighting for social justice outcomes that benefit the community at large.

Prior to joining the social justice practice in 2021, Bridie spent five years working in Maurice Blackburn’s employment and industrial relations team, listed by the prestigious Doyles Guide as the only first-tier law firm for employee & trade union representation. Bridie has also gained experience working in Maurice Blackburn’s compensation, superannuation and insurance departments.

Since joining the social justice practice, Bridie has worked on a range of complex human rights cases. This has included claims for asylum seekers that suffered harm while detained on Manus and Nauru, seeking government accountability for victims of war crimes and in relation to the release of government documents and discrimination claims on behalf of vulnerable members of the community.

“Access to justice is a cornerstone of our legal system, but too often due to barriers of cost and complexity it is out of reach for the most vulnerable members of our community. It is a privilege to work in a team dedicated to overcoming those barriers and obtaining justice for those most in need,” says Bridie.  

“I am committed to using my legal skills and the resources of the firm to advocate for the protection and enforcement of human rights, on behalf of individuals and communities who may not otherwise have access to justice. I believe through these cases, the law can be improved for the benefit of society as a whole.”


  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Maurice Blackburn's Women's Network member


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