Maurice Blackburn Geelong Lawyers

The Geelong local office of the national law firm Maurice Blackburn was established in 2002. WorkCover Principal Rachel Schutze is the office Managing Principal.

VIC office details:
120 Yarra Street
Geelong VIC 3220

T (03) 5221 1152
F (03) 5221 5944

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The range of services offered by our Geelong lawyers include:

The Geelong office can also help with other areas of law, by arranging for lawyers from our Melbourne office to provide legal advice and meet with clients in Geelong who have legal issues related to:

Lawyer Danielle Leo is fluent in Italian.

Watch Geelong client Shane McCarthy talk about how Maurice Blackburn helped him.

In the Geelong community

Maurice Blackburn staff take pride in contributing to and supporting members of the Geelong and surrounding communities. Information below features some of the local events we've attended or held, and local stories.

Rachel Schutze's columns in the Geelong Advertiser

Maurice Blackburn Principal Rachel Schutze writes a weekly column for the Geelong Advertiser.

Tradies revive some handy memories, 8 January 2014 

Get comfortable, for 2013 is finally at an end, 1 January 2014

Santa Claus is alive and well, 15 December 2013

Beach lesson is one to share, 11 December 2013 

Their boredom my happiness, 27 November 2013

A question of gender balance, 20 November 2013

Life's juggle is my excuse, 6 November 2013

Hug a human, not a gadget, 29 October 2013

Ridiculous, but it surely bonds, 28 October 2013

Inspiration is all around us, 2 October 2013

A 'blow in' finds true friendship, 28 August 2013

Time to stress policy of calm, 21 August 2013

Cold comfort in finals footy, 24 July 2013

Sex sells, but ad is a turn-off, 10 July 2013

Life's work never ends, 26 June 2013

Relief of good giggle at night, 19 June 2013

Home-grown parent trap, 12 June 2013

Kicking back in royal style, 5 June 2013

Ground rules for sport mum, 29 May 2013

Enrich your life and volunteer, 15 May 2013

An alter ego in every mother, 8 May 2013

Why I love the little city life, 1 May 2013

Patience to shop with kids, 24 April 2013

Kids what's not to love?, 17 April 2013

Gallery can be a work of art, 10 April 2013

When realities truly hit home, 3 April 2013

He knows just what to bring, 27 March 2013

Inspiration's new source, 20 March 2013

The unwritten school rules, 13 March 2013

It takes a village because... No child is an island, 27 February 2013

Celebrate our city's diversity, 20 February 2013

Girls need role models so they don't get hemmed in, 13 February 2013

Family recollections that really fit the spill, 6 February 2013

For parents, a child's first day at school can be ... such sweet sorrow, 30 January 2013

Nanna's wise words carry seamlessly down the generations, 19 December 2012

Concern for another's welfare doesn't have to cost, 12 December 2012

No daylight saving grace at bedtime, 28 November 2012

Warning for women in competitive sport of child rearing, 21 November 2012

Once, a garden was what grew out of the concrete, 8 November 2012

Long way to go until women get equality, 31 October 2012

It's the season for kids to dress up and be entertained, 20 September 2012

Laws of attraction, 5 September 2012

Parents should stick with school principles, 15 August, 2012

Women's role in the game should be reflected, 8 August 2012

May the community be with you, 1 August 2012

Aha, I do know how she manages to do it, 19 March 2012


Maurice Blackburn Geelong in the local news

Hats off to Addy on brain injury issue, Geelong Advertiser, 15 August 2013

Court awards hit rider damages, Geelong Advertiser, 29 September 2011

Law firm points finger at Alcoa smelter over asbestos death, Geelong Advertiser, 4 August 2011

Just before you're shown the door..., Geelong Advertiser, 6 June 2011

Danielle Leo: A case of bad luck for good Samaritans, Geelong Advertiser, 20 May 2011

Highton man sues Barwon Health after stroke, Geelong Advertiser, 24 November 2010

Injured Barwon Water worker wins $500,000 compo claim, Geelong Advertiser, 12 August 2010

TAC forced to pay up, Bendigo Advertiser, 10 March 2010


Mixing it with Trades Hall

Rachel, Kate and Caitlin were among the Maurice Blackburn Geelong staff to attend the annual Trades Hall Labour Day Dinner on 22 March. It was a great night discussing workplace rights and entitlements with Geelong unions, their delegates and organisers.

Kate and Rachel Caitlin and Kate

Kate was beside herself at the dinner; first with Rachel, and also with Caitlin.


Taste of Harmony celebrations

Geelong taste of harmony 2013

Maurice Blackburn's Geelong staff members celebrated their cultural diversity as part of Taste of Harmony celebrations in March.


Construction workers picnic

Construction picnic 2012

Russell Menzies, Patti Woodyard, Dallas McCarthy and Kathleen Pender at the construction workers picnic in Geelong, 3 December 2012.


Networking with women from Werribee and Geelong

WLS Geeleong Diamond in the Rough

Lawyers Emily Hart, Rachel Schutze, Caitlin Stove, Danielle Leo, AMES representatives Lin Xu and Jenny Leahy, and lawyer Kate Sedgwick at Maurice Blackburn's Women's Law Section networking event on 2 August 2012.

The highly successful 'Diamond in the rough - Wardrobes for working women' dinner provided the perfect opportunity for 80 women to pamper themselves and donate clothes to refugee and migrant women in the community to help as they re-enter the workforce.


Support for the Croatian Cultural Association

Croation Cultural Association fashion show 2011