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Hannah Lewis

Lawyer

About Me

As a lawyer in Slater and Gordon’s Class Actions team, I have worked on a number of significant cases, typically for groups of individuals who have been injured or harmed as a result of the conduct of governments or large companies.

During my time at Slater and Gordon, I have worked on a range of high-profile cases, including the Manus Island class action which settled for $70 million plus costs, a class action on behalf of group of women who contracted hepatitis C at the Croydon Day Surgery and claims related to alleged lead poisoning in children.

Prior to commencing at Slater and Gordon Lawyers, I worked in community organising and activism strategy at Amnesty International Australia, as well as in policy and advocacy at Oxfam Australia. This experience has proved invaluable to me when working with community organisations and taking on pro-bono work, and has provided a wealth of knowledge and insight that I use to assist the people we represent in Slater and Gordon’s Class Actions team.

I am also responsible for investigating new class actions and chair Slater and Gordon’s Human Rights and Administrative Law Working Group while being an active member of Slater and Gordon Lawyers’ pro-bono practice.

I pride myself on being considered by the people I represent as approachable, sympathetic and hardworking and am passionate about delivering access to justice for all.

Since 2015, alongside my other work, I have engaged as a freelance consultant work and through this I have drafted numerous publications for government as well as facilitated national and international meetings helping participants to resolve conflict and devise creative solutions together.

I also volunteer my time assisting refugees and asylum seekers as a migration agent at Refugee Legal and am involved in the union movement and women’s AFL.

Qualifications

Masters of Law (Juris Doctorate)

Masters of Employment and Industrial Law (currently completing)

Graduate Certificate of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Bachelor of Philosophy (arts) (first class honours)

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