Jonathan Peck is a class actions lawyer in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office.
He is a dedicated advocate who is passionate about pursuing just outcomes for his clients.
Jonathan began working in the superannuation department at Maurice Blackburn in 2012 while he was studying a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree at Monash University.
He subsequently completed rotations during his traineeship in the firm’s social justice practice and class actions department before being admitted as a lawyer in 2017 and settling in the class actions department.
During his time with the firm he has:
- advised and worked towards a number of important outcomes in various matters for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia
- made submissions on behalf of 7-Eleven workers who were the victims of widespread and systematic underpayment by their employers, and
- assisted in the administration of the settlement monies in the Kilmore East-Kinglake Bushfire class action and the Murrindindi Bushfire class action.
Jonathan has also acted on a pro bono basis for a wide range of clients in the community legal sector and he currently volunteers with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
“Engaging with the legal system to affirm the rights of people who have suffered personal and financial loss by the conduct of others, is the most rewarding aspect of my work,” says Jonathan.
“Class actions play an important role in Australia’s legal and economic landscape because they give regular people the chance to hold large organisations accountable when mass wrongdoing occurs. I believe that everyone deserves a fair go at enforcing their rights under our legal system, especially when they have suffered loss at the hands of another.”