Posted on 23 Mar 2016
Slater and Gordon is proud to announce a new partnership agreement with Brain Injury Australia, the peak advocacy organisation representing the needs of more than 700,000 Australians living with brain injury and their families and carers.
The three-year sponsorship aims to build awareness, increase support and improve development opportunities for people living with brain injuries across the country.
As part of the agreement, Slater and Gordon will also offer a pro bono advisory service on a case-by-case basis to Brain Injury Australia constituents who may not otherwise be able to afford legal assistance.
Brain Injury Australia Executive Officer Nick Rushworth said the funding will go a long way towards improving services.
“Access to quality information and referral is one of the greatest unmet needs of people with a brain injury and their families,” Mr. Rushworth said.
“Brain Injury Australia is gearing up to become the central clearing house of information on all matters relating to brain injury.
“We want to create a nationwide referral hub as well as an accreditation program for brain injury-capable services and support, so people can address the needs specific to their disability."
“We welcome Slater and Gordon as premier partners and believe their generous support will help improve the quality and quantity of opportunities available to the hundreds of thousands of Australians living with brain injury”.
Slater and Gordon Head of Personal Injury Law Janine Gregory said the firm is honoured to partner with Brain Injury Australia.
“Slater and Gordon has fought for the rights of injured people for the better part of the last century and we’re proud to continue providing them with a voice and access to legal services,” Ms Gregory said.
“Our clients and their families are courageous people who have been hugely impacted by unforeseen circumstances and we hope this initiative will help improve their quality of life wherever possible.”