Get to know your Melbourne Lawyers
Our founder, Maurice Blackburn, opened the first office in Melbourne in 1919 and we have been fighting to protect the rights of everyday Australians ever since. We are a passionate team and always ensure the best possible results for each and every client.
Our Melbourne lawyers are proud to work with Victorians who might otherwise not have access to the courts. We have clients from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, languages and traditions, who all deserve to be heard and represented.
We offer legal services across a number of areas of law, including:
Fighting for your rights since 1919
For over 100 years, our Melbourne lawyers have been working to hold people and corporations accountable for wrongdoing, and ensuring that those harmed are properly compensated We have been involved in high-profile social justice cases which have challenged the excesses of government and business and put the power back into the hands of those who have been disadvantaged.
- In 1945, we worked with the ACTU and won the claim for a 40-hour work week.
- Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, we collaborated with unions to fight for equal wages for women, until equal pay finally became law in 1972.
- In 1966, we acted on behalf of the North Australian Workers Union to win the landmark Northern Territory Cattle Industry case.
To this day, we are still achieving life-changing results for clients who have been seriously affected by injustice. In 2017, we distributed $700 million to survivors of the Black Saturday bushfires following the biggest class action settlement in Australian history.
We are also keen members, volunteers and supporters of the greater Melbourne community through our involvement with a number of organisations, including:
- The HeLP clinic at The Alfred Hospital
- The Victorian Women Lawyers' Law Reform Committee
- The(snow) ski guide program for people with disabilities
- Our in-house social justice and pro bono legal work practice
- A number of local community legal centres
Contact us today or visit the Maurice Blackburn Melbourne office to speak with one of our caring compensation lawyers in person. We'll help get you back on track.