AEU – Australian Education Union
We are very proud of our longstanding relationship with the AEU and have been assisting injured teachers for more than 40 years. Many of these cases involve helping teachers who are suffering severe stress conditions from events at work. These cases are legally complex, but we consistently work hard to achieve satisfying results for AEU members. We frequently speak to AEU organisers about WorkCover legislation and recent court decisions. We also offer a visiting solicitors service to the AEU’s Bendigo office.
AMWU – Australian Metal Workers Union
We have provided legal services to certain divisions of the AMWU (and its predecessors) for more than 40 years. We have shared offices with the AMWU, and have given many talks at health and safety seminars organised by the Union.
FKCLC – Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre
As part of their broader commitment to social justice, the Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre (FKCLC) have had a particular, longstanding focus on the issue of police accountability. Adviceline Injury Lawyers are able to assist FKCLC clients who have personal injury matters, as well as providing resources and expertise on larger FKCLC projects
GARDS – Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Group
With a close personal connection to Gippsland, we recognise the important work GARDS/Asbestos Council of Victoria does across Victoria in supporting sufferers of asbestos related diseases.
HWU – Health Workers Union
We are very proud of our longstanding relationship with the HWU/HSU and for many years have provided expert personal injuries advice and representation to healthcare workers.
Justice Connect and Women’s Legal Service Victoria
As part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to pro bono work, our solicitors are often involved in pro bono cases that the firm takes on in the interests of social justice. These cases are often referred to us by Justice Connect. Many of our solicitors also volunteer their legal services to assist victims of domestic violence at the Melbourne Magistrates Court and work with lawyers from the Victorian Women’s Legal Service.
Since the firm’s establishment in 1975, social justice and contributing to the community have been central to who we are. Our commitment to social justice has included our support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to enforce their legal rights through the courts, including our support of the Mabo proceedings and representing members of the Stolen Generations. We have also acknowledged our role as part of the business community to support reconciliation with actions such as the recent formation of an alliance with Marrawah Law, an Indigenous-owned law firm.
Road Trauma Support Services
For more than 25 years, we have been involved with Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) – a not-for-profit organisation which provides counselling and support to people impacted by road trauma, and addresses the attitudes and behaviours of road users through education.
In 2018, after many years of friendship, support, guidance and dogged determination, partner Michael Lombard was made an honorary life member of the RTSSV.
RTBU – Rail Tram and Bus Union
We are proud to offer expert personal injuries advice and representation to the tram drivers division of this union.
The Summer Foundation
We have been proudly associated with the Summer Foundation which is dedicated to the development of knowledge and treatment of traumatic brain injury.
Turner Freeman Lawyers
We have a relationship with an interstate leading personal injury law firm, Turner Freeman. This law firm offers expert advice for people injured in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia. We jointly act for many clients living in those states who were injured in Victoria.
Union Assist and WorkCover Assist
We work closely with representatives from Union Assist (for union members) and WorkCover Assist (for non-union members) to ensure that our clients are properly represented at the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service.
We Are Union
We have had a long association with We Are Union, supporting it at OH&S seminars, law reform debates, attending union functions and workers’ rights rallies. We applaud We Are Union for its long standing role as a champion of workers’ rights and in particular the vital role it has played in law reform of the Accident Compensation Act.