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Michael Donelly

Principal Lawyer
Michael Donelly

Michael Donelly is a class actions Principal Lawyer in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office. He is currently involved in a securities class action against Crown Resorts, and ongoing investigations into Uber and Brambles.

Practice Area
Class actions


Michael has worked on a number of successful class actions including:

  • securities class action against Allco Finance Group (settled for $40 million in 2017)
  • product liability class action against Bonsoy soy milk (settled for $25 million in 2015)
  • securities class action against National Australia Bank (settled for $115 million in 2012)
  • securities class action against Centro Properties Group (settled for $200 million in 2012)

“The most rewarding aspect of my work is being empowered to represent so many people in large scale and complex litigation. I'm driven by the knowledge that, in nearly every case, we are the only option available for people to protect and enforce their rights,” says Michael.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts from La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University.

Memberships & accreditations

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance member
  • Victorian Society of Labor Lawyers member

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