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A domestic violence lawyer’s guide to Covid-19 and families

By Kelly Leydon, Principal Lawyer, Accredited Specialist in Family Law The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on families who are separated or separating, and those experiencing family violence. We understand this is a difficult time to ... Read more

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Coronavirus crime: Victorian’s could face criminal consequences in current COVID-19 climate for home dinner parties, other banned activities

By Kirstie Grigor, Head of Criminal Law, Criminal Defence department, Gordon Legal As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc worldwide, the way we live is rapidly changing. In Victoria, it seems the legal landscape is shifting almost daily. On 16 March, ... Read more

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Modern award changes 2020 due to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Aron Neilson, Principal Lawyer, Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial law department, Gordon Legal The Fair Work Commission have recently adapted the Hospitality General Award 2010 in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. ... Read more

TAC Claims and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Anastasia Eleftheriou, Principal Lawyer, Accredited Specialist in Injury Law department, Gordon Legal On 12 March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Since then, the federal and state governments have placed restrictions ... Read more

Herald Sun Coronavirus Update: Your workplace rights during the crisis

By Fiona Rothville, Senior Associate, Industrial and Employment Law department, Gordon Legal With many feeling uneasy about their job security in this time, Gordon Legal Employment lawyer Fiona Rothville has spoken to James Campbell on the Herald Sun ... Read more

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Employment Lawyers and Corona Virus (COVID-19)

  Gordon Legal Employment Lawyers and Coronavirus (COVID-19) The recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to an unprecedented response from Governments across the world. At Gordon Legal, we know the changes are having a significant impact on ... Read more

Gordon Legal responds to national dust disease taskforce’s report on re-emergence of silicosis

MEDIA RELEASE Gordon Legal acknowledges the work done by the National Dust Disease Taskforce (the Taskforce) in the release of their interim advice to the Minister for Health Hon. Greg Hunt, MP – but emphasises that more must be done to effectively ... Read more

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Rachel Schutze: insurers found to be treating injured workers badly

Geelong Advertiser A new report has revealed insurers treat injured workers badly and the bad treatment happens often, writes Rachel Schutze.  LAST week the Victorian Ombudsman released its second report in three years as to the performance of ... Read more

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Ombudsman report shines light on WorkSafe failures

MEDIA RELEASE At Gordon Legal we meet with injured workers every day. They are injured while on the job and look to the Victorian WorkCover system to support them with weekly payments and medical expenses while they recover or adjust to a life forever ... Read more

Asbestos problems not consigned to the past

Geelong Advertiser Geelong has long been a significant part of the engine room of Victoria. The development of aluminium smelters, refinery and car assembly plants brought jobs and prosperity. It also brought asbestos insulation to these large sites, ... Read more

Gordon Legal Launches Robodebt Class Action

Media Release Gordon Legal has commenced a class action on behalf of its clients and group members against the government’s Robodebt scheme in the Federal Court of Australia. Gordon Legal’s investigation into the Robodebt Scheme and the potential class ... Read more

Robodebt class action could deliver justice for tens of thousands of Australians instead of mere hundreds

Click below to read an article written by Professor Terry Carney, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of NSW about the Robodebt Scheme. The article provides a good summary of what’s wrong with the scheme and how a class action may help. ... Read more

Gordon Legal to Fight Illegal Robodebt Clawback

Gordon Legal is taking up the fight on behalf of a large group of people who have had their legitimate Centrelink benefits illegally clawed back by the Federal Government through its Robodebt scheme. The law firm will challenge on behalf of affected ... Read more

James Higgins discusses with 3AW’s Denis Walter where you stand if your dog attacks someone or another dog

Gordon Legal partner James Higgins discusses with 3AW’s Denis Walter where you stand if your dog attacks someone or another dog. The bottom line is you are responsible for what your dog does. If it savages someone, fines could be just the start of your ... Read more

Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers: How can we reduce the rise in road fatalities?

Road accident fatalities in Victoria are at an all-time high. The statistics have increased 60.7% from this time last year. The TAC has recorded 143 deaths in 2019 so far - a stark comparison to 89 deaths reported in June 2018.  What is the reason for ... Read more

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