Practice area(s): Class actions
Location(s): Sydney
Qualification(s): LLB (Hons), BComms

Nina Abbey is an Associate in Maurice Blackburn’s Sydney Class Actions practice.

Nina joined the firm in 2010 and initially worked on the Amcor/Visy class action which settled in for $120 million and was the largest-ever settlement of a cartel class action in Australia. She is currently working on the DePuy LCS Duofix knee implants class action.

Nina graduated from University of Technology, Sydney with Bachelor degrees in Communications and Laws (Honours). She became interested in class action law while working for the firm and studying at university. This interest was well founded when she received the Maurice Blackburn Award for Class Actions at Melbourne University during a single Masters subject in 2013. 

“After working as a paralegal in our class actions department I was impressed and inspired by the cases Maurice Blackburn took on and won on behalf of their clients. As someone who is passionate about access to justice, class actions has allowed me to work in an area which delivers real outcomes for people who would otherwise be unable to address wrongs committed against them,” says Nina.

Nina has a deep sense of empathy and compassion for her clients. She is committed to ensuring those clients feel informed and empowered with regard to their specific claim, while also developing strong relationships built on mutual trust and respect. She is driven by a strong sense of justice and fairness and finds that working in class actions allows her to help to enforce the rights of people who have been treated unfairly or taken advantage of by those in positions of power.

“The most rewarding thing about working in class actions is being able to work closely with a large number of different clients, many of whom have never been exposed to the Australian legal system or made a legal claim before. Helping clients to understand the details of their claim and assisting them to obtain compensation is rewarding and satisfying.”

In her spare time, Nina is a volunteer at the Refugee Advice and Casework Service.

Memberships & accreditations

  • Law Society of NSW member
  • Australian Lawyers for Human Rights member
  • Maurice Blackburn Women’s Law Section member

Awards

  • Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 finalist

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