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Maurice Blackburn and the CPSU

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 CPSU. 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 CPSU 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 CPSU on (03) 9639 1822, or contact Maurice Blackburn directly.

Karen Batt Victorian Branch Secretary
Community and Public Sector Union

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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


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.


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.


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.


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

(03) 9605 2700

Rebecca Eagles

Office Leader, Principal Lawyer

(03) 5221 1152

Sarah Notarianni

Office Leader, Senior Associate

(03) 5720 1511

Sarah Sorrell


(03) 9605 2763

Danny Frigerio

Office Leader, Principal Lawyer

Bendigo, Mildura
(03) 5444 4969

James Marsden-Smith


(03) 8314 1200

Aleksandar Calic

In-House Counsel, Senior Associate

(03) 8792 7123

Kieta van der Meulen

Senior Associate

(03) 9784 6113

Kylie Ellis

Senior Associate

(03) 5226 2716

Lachlan Fitch

Office Leader, Principal Lawyer

(03) 9431 7500

Salvatore Giandinoto

Office Leader, Principal Lawyer

(03) 9876 8555

Katie Minogue

Principal Lawyer

(03) 9784 6155

Josh Bornstein

National Head of Employment Law

(03) 9605 2700

Kim Shaw

Executive Director, National Head of Personal Legal Services

(03) 9605 2792

Andrew Simpson

National Head of Wills and Estates Law Section

(03) 9045 6922

Dimi Ioannou

National Head of Public Liability and Consumer Protection

(03) 9605 2884

Colleen Bolger

Senior Associate

Melbourne, Perth, Hamilton Hill
(03) 8102 2068


Benefits for being a member of the CPSU

Find out what our specialist lawyers can do for you

As a member of the CPSU you have the bonus advantage of having Maurice Blackburn in your corner. We have a 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.

With 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 CPSU for many years championing the rights of everyday people and defending workers' rights.

As a member of the CPSU 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 CPSU
  • 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
  • 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.

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