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Institutional Abuse: Commonwealth Redress Scheme and Civil Litigation Overview

Since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual abuse was announced in 2012, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has been supporting victims and their families as they work their way through this unprecedented legal minefield. 

Maurice Blackburn Board Member, Principal Lawyer and Abuse Law National Practice Group Leader Michelle James is considered a leader in her field, with over 20 years’ experience in personal injuries law. Most recently acclaimed as an expert in bringing claims for the survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Michelle is a Senior Principal Lawyer in the firm’s Queensland Injuries practice, a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist, and 2018 Australian Law Awards partner of the year finalist. Michelle has been a fierce advocate for the rights of survivors, and will address:

•  A summary of the Commission’s recommendations
•  What we have learnt to date and next steps
•  Topical issues relating to the ongoing crisis of institutional abuse
•  Legislative and policy reform
•  Case studies
•  Elements of redress
•  Audience Q&A

Who should attend this seminar? Anyone working within the legal profession. Please forward this invitation to colleagues who may also be interested in attending.

11:45am: Registration, 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Seminar, 1:00pm onwards: Light lunch

Presenter: MICHELLE JAMES (Principal Lawyer)

At the conclusion of the presentation, we invite you to join us for lunch in our boardroom and make the most of the opportunity to network with industry colleagues. When registering please confirm you will be attending the lunch also. 

Wendy Stanley by 26 March 2019
Telephone: 07 4772 9606

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Level 3, James Cook University City Campus, City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers