Miranda Nagy is a Principal Lawyer in Maurice Blackburn's class actions department in Sydney. Currently she leads two consumer class actions against Cash Converters International Limited on behalf of payday loan borrowers in Queensland. She has also been responsible for the conduct and successful resolution of several securities class actions against listed companies in recent years.
Miranda is highly experienced in the conduct of complex civil litigation and has a longstanding interest in corporate governance issues. Doyle’s Guide 2016 listed Miranda as a litigation and dispute resolution rising star lawyer in Australia.
After starting her career at Maurice Blackburn, Miranda practiced at the Bar for five years and returned to the firm in 2013. She held statutory appointments with the Consumer, Trader & Tenancy Tribunal NSW (now NCAT) from 2012-2013 and with the Mental Health Review Tribunal, 2012-2016, determining matters under the Mental Health Act (NSW) involving people with complex mental health needs. She is a non-executive director of environmental charity The Sunrise Project Australia Limited. She was Associate to the Hon Justice K E Lindgren AM QC in the Federal Court of Australia.
Miranda’s major cases have included:
- running the landmark consumer rights class action against Australian payday giant Cash Converters over their payday loans in NSW, and obtaining a $23m settlement for over 35,000 people
- the class action against the State of NSW in relation to false imprisonment of young people by NSW Police who relied on incorrect bail information
- the Amcor Limited and Visy Board Pty Ltd class action, which settled for $95 million for thousands of victims of price fixing and market rigging, and
- a number of other class actions involving managed investment schemes.
“Class action law is a very powerful mechanism for vindicating the rights of those who are most vulnerable, defending victims of mass wrongdoing and enforcing proper corporate behaviour and accountability to shareholders and the public. I have a strong conviction that the community should be able to expect our governments and the companies we deal with to comply with the law and not circumvent legal protections that have been hard fought for and won.”
Memberships & accreditations
- Law Society of NSW member
- Maurice Blackburn Women's Network NSW co-convenor
- The Sunrise Project Australia Ltd, founding and present director
- Mental Health Review Tribunal (NSW) former part-time legal member
- Consumer, Trader & Tenancy Tribunal (NSW) former member
- Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee former member