Practice area(s): Class actions
Location(s): Melbourne
Qualification(s): BA (Hons), LLM(JD)

Lorne Franks is a class actions Associate practising in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office.

Lorne joined the firm in March 2011, working as a paralegal and trainee lawyer in class actions. Having achieved a Bachelor of Arts at The Australian National University, he completed his legal training with a Juris Doctor qualification from Monash University. Lorne was admitted to practice in April 2014, and has worked in compensation law and class actions since this time.

“The most rewarding thing about my work is being able to achieve great outcomes for our clients, who are enduring very difficult times and deserve a fair go," says Lorne.

"Class actions are a way for everyday Australians to seek redress when they are unfairly treated on a large scale.

"I am inspired by the strength and fortitude of our clients in the face of the unfair hand they have been dealt."


  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance member
  • Australian Lawyers for Human Rights member