Practice area(s): Class actions
Location(s): Brisbane
Qualification(s): BA, LLB, LLM, Ph,D

Angus Francis is a Special Counsel in the Brisbane office, focusing on class action litigation and social justice matters. He joined the firm in early 2016 and is currently working on the Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda class actions.

Angus holds a Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Laws by Research, Bachelor of Laws, and Bachelor of Arts. He has over 10 years of experience working in commercial and public interest litigation for national law firms and community legal centres. Angus has also held senior academic positions, most recently as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Queensland Faculty of Law.

While working as Principal Solicitor at the Refugee and Immigration Legal Service, Angus acted in partnership with Maurice Blackburn on the “Baby Ferouz” case. He also performed pro bono roles as Law Council of Australia (LCA) representative to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Annual NGO Dialogue and as LCA representative on the Manus and Nauru Roundtable, hosted by the Australian Human Rights Commission, between 2012-2015.

“Being an effective lawyer means obtaining access to justice for those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to get it,” says Angus.

“I believe the class actions regime is the most effective way for groups of people to come together and seek redress for large-scale corporate wrongdoing.”

Memberships & accreditations

  • Queensland Law Society member

Awards

  • Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) Queensland Civil Justice Award, 2015 – Angus was part of the legal team awarded the for legal actions taken on behalf of baby Ferouz (with Murray Watt from Maurice Blackburn, and barristers Walter Sofronoff QC, Stephen Keim SC, Matt Black, and Mark Steele)