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    We know your legal needs are only part of a greater struggle. That’s why we were the first law firm in Australia to offer free social work services to its clients.

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Our class actions

Sometimes to win, you need to act as a group. Whether it be a corporate wrongdoing, a defective product, or an immigration detention case - our Class Action lawyers have the know-how, experience and passion to provide accurate and timely advice.

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Dedicated to defending workers' rights

As one of Australia's leading trade union and labour movement law firms, we have a proud history of partnering with trade unions to defend workers' rights. Additionally, as a union member - you may be entitled to discounted access to legal services.

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Slater and Gordon in the community

We're built on social justice values, so it’s no surprise that giving back to the community is such a huge focus for us. With offices all around Australia, we're able to build strong relationships in our local communities.

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Latest blog posts

Silicosis
Engineered stone and silicosis: Findings from the National Dust Diseases Taskforce

Silicosis is a group of diseases to describe fibrosis, scarring and nodules in the lungs caused by breathing in silica dust. Symptoms include coughing, phlegm build up, chest pain and breathing difficulties with more serious cases presenting with fever, weight loss and fatigue. Silicosis can be progressive and life shortening. In some cases, breathing in silica dust can cause silica induced cancer, silica induced scleroderma (which affects the connective tissues and causes a hardening of the skin), silica induced tuberculosis, mixed dust pneumoconiosis, kidney disease and emphysema. Silicosis was common in Australia during the 1940s to 1960s amongst construction workers, but waned due to...

Silica cutting into engineered stone
Superannuation and Insurance
How prepared are you for a financial emergency?

Whilst not all financial surprises are bad – if you won lotto tonight, that’d definitely be classified as a positive! But how prepared are you if a not so pleasant financial surprise happened? The pandemic has taught us that there are times when we simply don’t know what’s going to happen next. But there are steps you can take to try to protect yourself and your family if a sudden financial emergency was to occur. This first one is also probably the most obvious. To prepare for a financial emergency, such as being laid off your job, having your hours at work cut, or if you’re suddenly struck down by an injury or illness – you should have an emergency savings fund at the ready...

Debt stress from a financial emergency
Abuse Law
Physical and psychological abuse at school impacts survivors for life

Slater and Gordon has been acting for abuse survivors for more than 25 years and has seen a steady increase in abuse claims since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was announced in 2012. Claims and enquiries have increased in Victoria more specifically since the Limitation of Actions Amendment (Child Abuse) in 2015 removed time limitations for survivors to make claims for historical physical, sexual and psychological abuse. While a small amount of claims involve physical abuse only, the majority of historical matters involve both physical and sexual abuse. Physical abuse and violence was rampant in schools run by the Christian Brothers and Marist...

Child bullied and abused at school

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