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As part of the official opening of Slater and Gordon’s new Dubbo law offices at 168 Brisbane Street, this week (Thursday 25 August) the firm will donate $1,000 to the Dubbo Riding for the Disabled Association.
Local practice group leader, Phil Young, who has lived in Dubbo since 2003, said the donation is about helping young disabled kids enjoy what is one of the true joys of country living, riding a horse.
“Along with the new local office it is also about showing Slater and Gordon’s commitment to the region and understanding the importance of being part of the community,” Mr Young said.
“Dubbo and the Central west is one of the most vibrant and fastest growing regions in NSW.
“And with this new office, in a more central location, local families will have easier access to the professionalism and experience of one of Australia’s most respected law firms.
Mrs Sue Rice, President of the Dubbo Riding for the Disabled Association said the donation from Slater and Gordon would be a great help for the young riders and their families.
“This very generous donation will help us provide young primary school students with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy horse riding therapy.“Horse riding is a unique form of exercise and rehabilitation which helps improve coordination, balance, muscular development and fitness.
“Importantly it helps restore and develop personal confidence, self esteem, communication skills, leadership and trust,” Mrs Rice said.
Mr Young, who is also a member of the Australian Stock Horse Society and Appaloosa Association, said he was proud to represent people who often have little understanding of the law but find themselves caught up in dire situations well beyond their control.
“Securing the best possible result and maximising compensation for injured people ensures their financial future and helps them get on with their lives after a serious accident,” he said.
The new Slater and Gordon Dubbo office will offer a range of legal services in the specialised areas of motor vehicle and compensation claims, will and estates conveyancing business law and litigation.