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About us

When you need support with a legal issue, it can feel daunting. That’s why for over 100 years, we’ve been helping and guiding our clients with their legal needs.

We’re here to help when you need us most

We are Australia’s leading plaintiff law firm. We employ over 1,000 of the country’s brightest, most compassionate and determined minds.

With local knowledge and a national network of experts, we have the experience you can count on.

How we can help you

We’ve helped over 500,000 Australians turn their situation around, and we’re here to keep making a real difference for you.

We manage the complicated legal process for you by:

  • listening to your story
  • giving you clear advice
  • handling the legal side of things so you don’t have to, and
  • supporting you through the complexity and out the other side.

We want you to relax: you’ve got some of the country’s best lawyers behind you. 

“Right from the get-go… I had the feeling of finally being able to tell my story and have somebody listen and not place blame.”

 - Amanda Fifield, work injuries client

What we stand for

Our legal teams are friendly, warm and free of judgement. It’s in our DNA.

We are passionate about supporting you to get the best possible outcome, and treating you with empathy and kindness along the way.

We believe everybody deserves access to justice, not just those who can afford it.


What we’re known for

We’ve helped influence some of Australia’s most important legal decisions, including:

  • the 40-hour workweek
  • equal pay for women and Indigenous workers
  • the largest class action settlement in Australian history after the Black Saturday bushfires.

When we see inequality and unfairness, we speak up and we act.

We know how the system works because we’ve taken it on countless times before. Let us take it on for you.

With over 30 offices across the country, our local lawyers can meet with you face-to-face or online. In some cases, we can even come to you.

Get in touch today.


Where it all started: Father of the Fair Go documentary

Maurice Blackburn was one of Australia's most prolific social reformers and progressive thinkers, a true freedom fighter.

He was an unlikely Australia hero - not the masculine, sporting, larrikin or war hero we usually celebrate. Using intellect as his weapon, Maurice was an activist hero who spent his life standing up for the poor and working classes.

Featuring prominent Australians from political, legal and union circles, Father of the Fair Go is a documentary detailing the life of a man defined by an unwavering conscience, strength of character and a core need to 'make life a little easier for the men and women of this country.'

After more than a hundred years since Maurice Blackburn started our firm, in 1919, we look back at the life of a man whose sense of civil liberty was ahead of his time. From his principled stance against overseas conscription, his support for women’s rights and his role in shaping Australia's industrial relations movement, his legacy continues in the rights we enjoy today.


Other Resources

Maurice Blackburn Whistleblower Policy

Maurice Blackburn Modern Slavery Statement

Maurice Blackburn Gender Pay Gap Report




It doesn't cost you anything to know where you stand 

Office locations

We’re here to help. Get in touch with your local office.

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We have lawyers who specialise in a range of legal claims who travel to Australian Capital Territory. If you need a lawyer in Canberra or elsewhere in Australian Capital Territory, please call us on 1800 675 346.

We have lawyers who specialise in a range of legal claims who travel to Tasmania. If you need a lawyer in Hobart, Launceston or elsewhere in Tasmania, please call us on 1800 675 346.