Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association

Statement from Leigh Clarke

The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is proud to partner with Maurice Blackburn on key requirements related to orthotics, prosthetics and law. AOPA and Maurice Blackburn believe in an educational and awareness approach, ensuring AOPA members understand their rights within the following areas of the law: Plaintiff, Superannuation/Insurance Claims and Wills/Estate Planning.

Leigh Clarke Executive Officer, The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association

Benefits for AOPA members

At Maurice Blackburn Lawyers we’re committed to supporting the AOPA and its members in both your practice and your personal legal matters.

Support for you and your Practice

Maurice Blackburn are available to consult with you – free of charge – to support issues relating to compensation schemes impacting patients or your clinic. If you have a question relating to an issue with a client or have a general query relating to the work or road accident compensation scheme in your state simply call Maurice Blackburn and we’ll be happy to assist 1800 810 812.

We also run complimentary on-site education workshops to help members understand their legal obligations, rights and entitlements. We cover topics such as:

  • Record keeping
  • Legal report writing
  • Giving evidence in court
  • Empowering consumers to self-advocate (NDIS related)

We can also tailor content to your specific requirement if not covered above. To arrange a complimentary on-site education session for you and/or your employees please contact Simon Arsenis: 

P: (03) 8102 2132 | M: 0490 305 379

You can also access pervious webinars we have done for AOPA members (as they become available) below.

Support for your personal legal affairs

At Maurice Blackburn, we’ve been fighting for the rights of everyday Australians for 100 years. Our highly skilled legal team form a bond of trust with our clients and will advise on the best legal options in a way that is easy to understand.

As part of the Maurice Blackburn’s ongoing commitment to AOPA members, we offer you and your family:-

  • Free telephone advice
  • Free first consultant
  • 'No win, no fee'*

*Conditions apply

Among the many legal services we specialise in, we can assist with:

  • Personal Injuries
  • Wills and Estate Law
  • Superannuation & Insurance claims

For detailed information on these services see below.

Your Maurice Blackburn team

Malcolm Cumming

Business Development, Principal Lawyer

(03) 9871 9802

Danielle De Paoli

Special Counsel, State Team Leader

(02) 9806 7210

Tanya Straguszi


Cairns, Townsville, Mackay
(07) 4046 7107

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