A PIONEER of the use of class actions for consumers has joined the Law Faculty at University of Sydney as an Associate Professor.
Peter Cashman established the Sydney office of Cashman & Partners, which merged with Maurice Blackburn in 1999 to form Maurice Blackburn Cashman (MBC). The firm conducted many of the major class actions in Australia, including the landmark case resulting in the largest ever shareholder settlement of $97 million for over 22,000 former investors in GIO following a “hostile” takeover by AMP.
His new role will enable him to combine the theory and practice of law, he said. “I also intend to use the time away from the demands of a busy practice to complete a book on class actions law.”
Cashman will retain his position as Special Counsel at MBC.