Key practice areas: Class Actions & Major Projects
Qualifications: B Com, LLB (UNSW)
Location: Sydney (NSW)
Julian Schimmel is a Senior Associate in the Major Projects
department in Sydney.
Julian is currently conducting two class actions in the Federal
Court of Australia for victims of faulty knee implants and faulty
hip implants. These class actions are both against DePuy
International Ltd, which manufactured the implants, and against
Johnson & Johnson Medical Pty Limited. The DePuy ASR hip
implants class action was launched in February 2011 and proceedings
were launched in the DePuy LCS Duofix knee implants class action in
Julian has worked on several large shareholder class actions,
most recently helping to secure $39.5 million in compensation for
1,300 AWB shareholders who were misled about the company's
involvement in the oil-for-food kickback scandal. Julian has also
worked on a shareholder class action against OZ Minerals and a
cartel class action against Amcor/Visy.
Like many other Maurice Blackburn lawyers, Julian is passionate
about social justice and is working on a class action against the
NSW government over the false imprisonment of children by police.
He also acts for and provides advice to Greenpeace.
Before joining Maurice Blackburn in December 2007, Julian had
almost four years experience as a criminal defence lawyer working
for the Aboriginal Legal Service in Redfern and Wollongong, where
he was vigilant in ensuring that Aboriginal Australians had access
to justice and proper legal representation when they became
entangled in the criminal justice system.
Julian has also previously worked as a lawyer at the New South
Wales Crown Solicitor's Office and at the Office of the Director of