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

Tess Vickery is a class actions lawyer in Maurice Blackburn’s Sydney office.

Tess holds a Bachelor in Arts and Laws (Hons) from Macquarie University, where she was acknowledged for her academic excellence with the Deans Award for Outstanding Achievement in Law in 2013.

Tess worked as a paralegal in class actions at Maurice Blackburn while studying at university. She then spent several years working in commercial law, and returned to Maurice Blackburn in 2016. She is currently working on the Tamaya ResourcesTrilogy and VW, Audi and Skoda class actions.

Tess is an empathetic and compassionate lawyer who cares deeply about her clients. It is this sense of empathy which fuels her desire to fight for social justice and to help clients redress the wrongs they have suffered.

“Class actions are a unique tool that allows corporate wrongdoing to be addressed on a mass level,” says Tess.

“The regime allows everyday Australians to participate in large-scale legal actions to hold corporations accountable, which they would be unable to do on their own. It is an exciting and challenging area, which requires our experienced team to work across a diverse range of practice areas on some of the largest litigation in Australia.

“I am passionate about using my legal skills and experience to fight for the rights of everyday Australians who otherwise would be unable to access justice due to lack of resources or knowledge of the legal system.

“I get an immense sense of satisfaction knowing that the work I do makes a real difference to our clients’ lives.”

Tess also has an enduring commitment to social justice and giving back to the community. She has volunteered in various community legal centres and currently volunteers at the Inner City Legal Centre.

Memberships & accreditation

  • Law Society of NSW member