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Cranbourne residents now have Slater and Gordon’s resources on their doorstep with the law firm opening a local office this week.
The move to Cranbourne follows the firm’s $23.5 million class action settlement in May this year on behalf of more than 750 estate property owners whose homes and livelihoods were affected by methane gas leaks from the disused landfill site at Stevenson Road in 2008.
The local Slater and Gordon office is open for business from October 10 and is located at 96 High Street, Cranbourne.
Experienced lawyer Allan Macrae will take the helm at the new office.
Mr Macrae said that the new office built on a long relationship between Slater and Gordon and the people of Cranbourne.
“Our firm has more than 75 years of experience representing everyday Victorians, including people from Cranbourne,” Mr Macrae said.
“That experience includes our recent work for Cranbourne residents in the landmark Brookland Green settlement. Our firm looks forward to now offering a local office in the neighbourhood to assist residents with other legal needs.”
Mr Macrae said he was proud to represent people who often have little experience with the legal system but find themselves caught up in dire situations well beyond their control.
Slater and Gordon General Manager Cath Evans said that the new office demonstrated the firm’s commitment to being a truly local law firm for all Victorians.
“We are proud to be known as a law firm that represents everyday Australians,” Ms Evans said.
“Part of representing our clients is meeting them on their terms. It’s simply not practical for some people to come to the city to see a lawyer. Local offices in places like Cranbourne are an important way to give everybody access to high-quality legal advice.
“Allan and the entire team are very excited to get to work for the people of Cranbourne.”