Qualification(s): BA, Dip Ed, DipLaw
Christine Monnox is a Senior Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Sydney office, with sixteen years’ experience in commercial and class action law. She is also a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Dispute Resolution.
Christine has substantial litigation and case management experience at State and Federal level, and has run a number of high profile trials in the Supreme Court of NSW and the Federal Court of Australia. She has assisted with conduct and settlement of a number of successful major class actions including: representing 4,500 businesses in the Amcor and Visy class action; the AWB class action which, at $39.5 million, is the fourth largest settlement in Australian shareholder class action history; and the Commonwealth Financial Planning Ltd class action.
“It was my recognition of the need for access to justice for victims of corporate wrongdoing, and the role that class actions can play in providing that access, that drew me to class action law,” says Christine.
“I find immense satisfaction in achieving compensation for the victims and encouraging big businesses to comply with their legal obligations.”
Christine possesses substantial expertise in dispute resolution and negotiation. She achieved Specialist Accreditation in Dispute Resolution in October 2010, with her work in this area being used as an exemplar for prospective candidates seeking specialist accreditation through the Law Society of NSW.
“The most rewarding thing about my work in class actions is making a difference in the lives of clients by assisting them to obtain compensation for their losses arising from the wrongful conduct of others. Class actions are an important area of the law, giving people who may otherwise not have the opportunity, the ability to take on corporations and hold them accountable for their damaging actions.”
Christine is inspired by the rich history of Maurice Blackburn in fighting for ordinary people against big business. She brings determination, dedication and pride in her work, and the work that Maurice Blackburn does, to all her cases. Christine takes the time to understand and get to know her clients, listening to their concerns and helping them to better understand the legal system.
“I’m driven to fight for my clients and I’m proud of being associated with a firm that really strives to make a difference in people’s lives and in the community. It’s personally and professionally satisfying to be able to get great results for clients, and to have the opportunity to work on such ground breaking class actions.”
Christine has authored submissions to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Financial Products and Services and to the Law Reform Commission on Security for Costs.
Memberships & accreditations
- Law Society of NSW Dispute Resolution Accredited Specialist
- Law Society of NSW member
- St Thomas More Society for lawyers