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Maurice Blackburn and the AWU

Maurice Blackburn lawyers will go the extra mile to get you the compensation you deserve. If you are injured at work or have suffered loss, I recommend Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. They are the experts in personal injury law and will get you the best possible outcome.

Maurice Blackburn champions the same values and causes as the AWU. Their lawyers have successfully fought to improve workers’ rights and to achieve fairness in the workplace. Maurice Blackburn is the preferred legal advisor for our union.

While the firm has a strong reputation in work and road injury compensation, they can also help you with a range of other services including financial advice or will disputes, medical negligence, asbestos related diseases and superannuation and insurance matters. As a union member you can benefit from a range of free legal services, including a free initial consultation and a standard will.

The AWU is proud to stand alongside Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, who has successfully represented thousands of our members. If you need legal advice or assistance, please contact the AWU on 1300 362 298, or contact Maurice Blackburn directly.

Ben Davis Victorian Branch Secretary

 

2018 delegates and HSR's conference

This video was played at the 2018 delegates and HSR’s conference. Liberty and Ben first explain our relationship and then you hear from AWU members about their experience with Maurice Blackburn.

Free Will service for union members

Apply for your free will online and we’ll email you a link to the form and voucher code for entry.

Start your Will

You are invited to attend our upcoming employment and industrial law seminar

To register for our upcoming Employment and Industrial law seminar please click the RSVP button below and let us know if you will be attending and if you have any dietary requirements.

Josh Bornstein on Unfair Dismissal
Friday 21 Oct 2018
9am to 1pm

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers 
21/380 La Trobe street Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Click here to RSVP

About Maurice Blackburn

Fairness is a universal right, not just for the chosen few.

If the right to be heard, be free, be safe or be equal is compromised for one person, then we risk everyone’s rights, too. Because a society that’s unjust to others, is a society that’s unjust to all. From the time we were founded by trade unionist and lawyer Maurice Blackburn in 1919, we have had a strong commitment to workers’ rights and social justice.

In 1919, Maurice Blackburn – a man whose sense of civil liberty was ahead of his time – set the course for social justice in Australia. In the time since, his law firm has contributed to some of Australia’s most influential legal decisions, from the 40-hour week and equal pay for women and Indigenous workers, to the fight against patenting of human genes and the largest class action settlement in Australian history. And the legacy grows as we continue to protect the exploited, free the wrongfully detained and hold the big names to account. Although we’ve been leading the charge for almost a century now, as far as we’re concerned, the fight for fair has only just begun.

Our Values

Justice

We’re for the little guy. We believe everyone deserves access to justice regardless of their financial means, whether they’re an individual or a group of shareholders.

Fairness

We recognise that our clients put their trust in us to make the most of their shot at justice. So we work as a team to fight for a fair result for our clients. It’s the right thing to do.

Compassion

It’s one thing to understand what someone is going through when the chips are down. It’s another to feel genuine compassion. At Maurice Blackburn we treat our clients and our colleagues like real people. We care about each other, and we’re not afraid to take thing personally.

Tenacity

Every day, Maurice Blackburn people are faced with a job that’s as complex as it is challenging. Good. We’ve never been afraid of the tough stuff. We approach hard work and big cases with a restless tenacity that is truly unique amongst our peers.

We have delivered thousands of compensation settlements for Australians who have suffered workplace accidents, or been victims of negligence and unfair practices. We believe that fairness is a universal right, not just for the chosen few. That’s why we fight for the rights of everyday Australians.

Your Maurice Blackburn team

Liberty Sanger

National Head of Injuries

Melbourne
(03) 9605 2700

Rebecca Eagles

Office leader

Geelong
(03) 5221 1152

Patrick Sheehan

Lawyer

Melbourne
(03) 9605 2756

Jenna Amos

Lawyer

Melbourne
(03) 9605 2758

James Marsden-Smith

Lawyer

Craigieburn
(03) 8314 1200

Gino Andrieri

Office leader

Dandenong
(03) 9794 0403

Christian Farinaccio

Lawyer

Frankston
(03) 9784 6106

Jaz Goddard

Associate

Geelong
(03) 5226 2717

Celeste Shambrook

Associate

Greensborough
(03) 9431 7540

Paul Zaharias

Associate

Mildura
(03) 5018 4014

Andrew Johnston

Associate

Reservoir
(03) 5226 2724

Salvatore Giandinoto

Office leader

Ringwood
(03) 9876 8555

Brendan Johnson

Senior Associate

Sunshine
(03) 9334 6806

Matthew Fitzgerald

Associate

Traralgon
(03) 5174 8633

Travis Fewster

Managing Senior Associate

Wangaratta
(03) 5720 1500

Georgia Gamble

Lawyer

Melbourne
(03) 9605 2710

Kamal Farouque

Principal Lawyer

Melbourne
(03) 9605 2847

Kim Shaw

National Head of Superannuation and Insurance Claims

Melbourne
(03) 9605 2792

Dimi Ioannou

National Head of Public Liability and Consumer Protection

Melbourne
(03) 9605 2884

Andrew Simpson

National Head of Wills and Estate Planning

Melbourne
(03) 9605 2659

Leah O'Keefe

Lawyer

Melbourne
(03) 9605 2674

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Benefits for being an AWU member

Find out what our specialist lawyers can do for you

As a member of the AWU you have the bonus advantage of having Maurice Blackburn in your corner. We have an almost 100-year history of fighting for Australians to get a fair go. And we have fought alongside and on behalf of trade unions every step of the way. That's almost a century of providing successful and innovative legal advice to trade unions across Australia, covering workplace disputes, industrial action, good faith bargaining, breaches of awards and agreements, and union right of entry matters.

After a hundred years' experience under our belts, we’ve become experts at protecting and enhancing union members' rights. Which is why we are Australia's leading trade union law firm. We've been working together with the AWU for over 25 years championing the rights of everyday people and defending workers' rights.

As an AWU member your membership gives you access to:

  • free telephone advice regarding Personal Injuries
  • a free half hour consultation with one of our Industrial and Employment lawyers if referred through the AWU
  • free first consultation for all Personal Injury services
  • 'no win, no fee'* for all Personal Injury services
  • discounted fees for Personal Injury services
  • an office close to your location
  • the creation of a free standard Will for you and your partner
  • access to our asbestos register.

Our specialist team of lawyers can be relied upon to:

  • be available when you need us and rapidly respond
  • perform reliably and dependably
  • use our unparalleled geographic spread of offices throughout Australia t
  • keep you updated with developments on the legal landscape which may have implications for your members, their risk exposures, and for your organisation
  • achieve the highest volume of media coverage if necessary
  • avoid any conflict of interest, or even the appearance of possible conflict
  • remain loyal and discreet in our dealings with you.

ESSO/UGL Social media support video

Maurice Blackburn doesn't just help with the legal issues, we are also standing with you on the pickets and supporting you by creating social media video's to create awareness about issues you're going through.

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