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Managing Director

Oscar McLaren - Claims Funding Europe

Oscar is the Managing Director of Claims Funding Europe, and is a principal of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, CFE’s parent company in Australia. During his time with Maurice Blackburn, Oscar and has worked on several of the firm’s shareholder and cartel class actions in Australia, including the proceedings brought by Maurice Blackburn against Oz Minerals, 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 worked extensively in public interest litigation including Maurice Blackburn’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 holds a Bachelor of Arts and Honours in Law. Before joining Maurice Blackburn, Oscar worked for five years as a journalist at Australia’s national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation where he worked for investigative programs including Four CornersLateline and Background Briefing and the radio current affairs programs AMPM and The World Today.



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