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

Oscar McLaren is a Principal lawyer in Maurice Blackburn’s class actions department.

Oscar has worked on numerous securities class actions, including against Oz Minerals, Nufarm, Gunns, Treasury Wine Estates and two proceedings against Leighton Holdings, now known as CIMIC Group. He also worked on the firm’s cartel class action against Amcor and Visy.

Oscar has also been heavily involved in the firm’s social justice work, including the firm’s successful 2015 High Court challenge to a patent over the BRCA1 breast and ovarian cancer gene and the firm’s class action on behalf of children falsely imprisoned by the New South Wales Police Force. Oscar has also provided advice to and acted for Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

Oscar holds a Bachelor of Arts and Honours in Law. Before joining Maurice Blackburn, Oscar worked for five years as a journalist at the ABC on programs including Four Corners, Lateline, Background Briefing and the radio current affairs programs AM, PM and The World Today.

Memberships & accreditations

  • Law Society of NSW member
  • Sydney Renewable Power Company Director

Awards

  • Andrew Olle Scholarship (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 2009