About our Melbourne office
Maurice Blackburn was established in Melbourne in 1919 by our founder Maurice Blackburn. Since then, we have fought tirelessly to protect the legal rights of everyday Australians and ensure the best possible outcome for all of our clients.
Our team have a strong understanding, empathy, and respect for your cultural background, language and traditions. Our legal team can help you to gain the compensation and outcome you deserve.
We offer legal services for workplace injuries, motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, superannuation and insurance clams, Wills and estates, and more.
Fighting for your rights since 1919
For nearly 100 years Maurice Blackburn has been fighting for your rights. 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.
Back in 1945, we worked with the ACTU to win a claim for the 40-hour work week. Throughout the 1950s and 60s, 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 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.
Contact us today to speak with our friendly legal team. We will help you access the outcome you deserve.