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Published on 23 August 2018: This week the world witnessed Pope Francis apologise publicly for Catholic Church 'long ignoring' child sexual abuse. While this is one small step towards healing for survivors, there is a long road to travel yet before our community can confidently see an end to Institutional abuse.
Published on 16 August 2018: Some of our legal team are looking forward to celebrating 40 years of Inner Melbourne Community Legal (IMCL) – provider of free legal advice and assistance to our community since 1978 – at the Melbourne Town Hall this evening.
Published on 14 August 2018: A 'do it yourself' or home-made Will might sound like the easy way to create a Will, but if it is challenged in court, its validity could easily be contested, and there is a far greater risk of it not doing the job you think it will.
Published on 07 August 2018: If you are injured on the road it is important to be aware that you can claim loss of earnings, and it’s also vital to know where you stand with your employer to facilitate a safe return to work.
Published on 07 August 2018: The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court will be merged from the start of next year, a move which is expected to significantly cut waiting times for trials, which have currently blown out to 18 months.
Published on 06 August 2018: Ryan Carlisle Thomas, and in particular, our Family and Relationship Law Department, very much supports additional funding to protect women and children from family violence.
Published on 02 August 2018: On Friday 27 July 2018, Alyssa Lewis and Emma Muse from our Institutional Abuse team attended the Melbourne Victims Collective meeting to hear Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald.
Published on 01 August 2018: A Will prepared by an experienced lawyer that will stand up against potential challenges can provide peace of mind and ensures financial security for your dependents.
Published on 30 July 2018: Until recently victims of an act of violence have had two years to submit an application for assistance with the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, but with recent changes, victims of childhood abuse now don't have to worry about that time limit.
Published on 25 July 2018: If you have a WorkCover claim, and the WorkCover insurer has made a decision that you don’t agree with, it is important that you are aware of your right to challenge this decision.
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