Jason is a well recognised class action and commercial litigator. He is one of the select few class action lawyers to have been formally recognised by his peers in the Doyles' rankings as a leading lawyer in the field of commercial litigation and dispute resolution in New South Wales.
A tenacious, innovative and diligent lawyer, Jason pursues cases with the client’s strategic goals and objectives front of mind. Jason has acted in a number of a high profile and significant matters since his admission to practice in 1996. He oversaw the Australian class actions against Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda, which resulted in total settlement payments exceeding $170m.
Jason acts as the principal legal advisor to Claims Funding Australia Pty Ltd, Maurice Blackburn's wholly owned litigation funding business.
'Jason's pursuit to ensure the truth is presented is unwavering and cannot be faulted. I felt that he went beyond what was required in learning all technical aspects of our case and his ability to be able to communicate to the client ensured they understood these were very professional.
The client was, is, key in Jason's mind and the confidence that was seen allowed a high level of comfort in knowing that everything was being done to make the case successful. Nothing is too difficult or too much of a challenge and he will support you through a case.'
Alister Dalton – lead applicant, VW class actionA selection of cases Jason has overseen include:
“Our class action team’s unparalleled success in Australia is recognised internationally, throughout the legal profession and by litigation funders and the various corporate and government respondents against whom we take action. We are the only Australian law firm to have secured class action settlements in excess of $100 million and we have now recovered in excess of $3 billion for victims of wrongdoing in Australia.”
Since 1995 Jason has actively worked on various legal and policy reforms including access to justice issues, litigation funding developments and civil procedure. Jason has written broadly in the developing area of class actions and litigation funding and has been quoted extensively in the media regarding the longstanding Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal and its ongoing impact on Australian motorists and the environment.
Our Canberra office is now closed, but our team continues to serve ACT clients and are available for phone and video appointments. If you need legal advice, please call us on 1800 675 346.
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