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Caxton Legal Centre

In operation for over 40 years, Caxton Legal Centre offers free legal assistance and social work services, publishes self-help kits and handbooks, and undertakes community legal education and law reform activities.

Caxton Legal Centre represents the interests of people who are disadvantaged or on a low income when they come into contact with the law. Caxton is an independent, non-profit, non-government community organisation.

The Centre also offers specialist programs listed below.

Call to get information on their service.  First point of contact team are happy to have a conversation about ways they may be able to assist.
To book an appointment the centre will need some information like names, dates of birth, contact numbers, and brief explanation of what caller needs advice about.
Caxton can’t give immediate advice.
Caxton can’t give ‘third party’ advice.
Advice is given by appointment.

Caxton is unable to provide advice on:
Commercial leases or to business owners, investment products, financial advice or products, gambling products, purchase or selection of insurance, investment properties, superannuation fund issues, taxation, building and trade disputes, goods and services over $40,000, professional disputes with doctors, lawyers, accountants etc, Centrelink disputes, personal injury, income protection, immigration, native title or conveyancing or wills and estates.

Services:

Human Rights and Civil Law Practice

Caxton Legal Centre’s Human Rights and Civil Law Practice can assist with a wide range of legal problems  - see the listing below.

Family Law and Domestic and Family Violence

Caxton Legal Centre’s Family Law Service and associated Duty Lawyer Services can assist with a wide range of family law problems including parenting issues, urgent recovery applications, separation and divorce and much more. Visit the web page or call the service for more information. Referrals to domestic violence services can be provided. Advice can be provided to either the aggrieved or respondent for domestic and family violence matters.

Family and Domestic Violence Duty Lawyer services

Family law duty lawyers are available at the Brisbane Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Our domestic and family violence duty lawyers provide legal advice to self-represented respondents at the Brisbane Magistrates Domestic Violence Court. To obtain assistance from a duty lawyer, clients should speak to the relevant officer within the Court complex when they arrive for their day in Court. No appointment is necessary.

Seniors Legal and Support Service

The Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) provides free legal and social work support for older persons experiencing elder abuse, mistreatment, neglect or financial exploitation. Older persons experiencing abuse may contact the service directly. Family members and service providers may contact us to refer an older person for whom they hold concerns and SLASS will then contact the older person directly.

Bail Support Program

Caxton Legal Centre’s Bail Support Program social worker and lawyers help men on remand at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, Brisbane Correctional Centre and Woodford Correctional Centre apply for bail and access support services. 

Employment Law Service

The Employment Law Service can help clients who are earning less than $80, 000 or, if dismissed, were earning less than $80,000 prior to their dismissal.  Visit the web page for more information.

Queensland Retirement Village and Park Advice Service

The Queensland Retirement Village and Park Advice Service (QRVPAS) is a free legal service for existing and prospective residents of retirement villages and manufactured home parks.

Financial Protections Service

The Financial Protections Service community worker provide information and referrals about your finances in later life as well as community education services.

Consumer Credit Law

Caxton has a specialist Consumer Credit Law Service that focuses on consumer debt.

Coronial Assistance Legal Service

The Coronial Assistance Legal Service provides legal advice about any aspect of the coronial process and associated issues and representation for bereaved family members appearing in some inquests.

The Queensland Law Handbook Online

The Queensland Law Handbook online contains comprehensive and trusted legal information as well as a range of fact sheets and legal self-help kits.

 

Bail Support Service Telephone:  (07) 3181 5666

Facebook:                                                   https://www.facebook.com/caxtonlegalcentre/

Twitter:                                                        https://twitter.com/CaxtonLegal

Street address:

South Brisbane

1 Manning Street
SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101

Seniors Legal & Support Service

1 Manning Street
SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4103

Tel:
(07) 3214 6333
Fax:
(07) 3846 7483
Information - Getting there:

BUS
Buses 199, 192, 196 and the City Glider all stop near the service. The Cultural Centre bus exchange is a ten minute walk away. 

TRAIN
South Brisbane railway station is the closest train station.

CAR
Metered street parking in the area is available.

Hours & appointment times:

Speak with the first point of contact team first, who will be able to advise you about the ways in which Caxton might be able to assist you. 

Operating times - 
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Evening advice appointment times – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings
Daytime advice by appointment – please telephone for times

Individual appointments are also available in relation to –

  • Family Law issues
  • Consumer or Debt issues 
  • Seniors Legal & Support Service
  • Social Work support for clients receiving legal assistance
Key services:
  • Casework and representation
  • Community legal education
  • Information and referral
  • Law reform
  • Legal advice
  • Publications and self help materials
  • Social work assistance
  • elder abuse or exploitation
Service delivery methods:
  • Booked appointments
  • Home visits
  • Information sessions
  • Phone advice
  • Publications
Specialist services & interest groups:
  • Children
  • Consumer law
  • Seniors / Elderly / Aged
Areas of law:
  • Child contact and residency
  • Child support
  • Child/Spousal maintenance
  • Consumer complaints
  • Contracts
  • Credit
  • Debt
  • Disability
  • Divorce and seperation
  • DNA testing
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offences
  • Employment
  • Family violence
  • Incorporated associations
  • Insurance
  • Mental health
  • Motor vehicle offences
  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • Offences against persons
  • Offences against property/other
  • Paternity
  • Property
  • Public Nuisance
  • Tenancy
  • Victims of crime
  • Elder abuse
  • Discrimination
  • Family law
  • Financial exploitation
  • Generalist service
  • Human rights
  • Workplace bullying or sexual harassment
  • Unfair dismissal
Additional areas of law:
  • Coronial
  • Retirement Villages
  • Manufactured Home Parks
  • Guardianship and Administration
  • Bail Applications
More information:

Evening advice sessions are staffed by a roster of approximately 200 lawyers, law students and other helpers who give their time free of charge. Clients are usually able to see a qualified lawyer for about 20 minutes for free legal advice. 

This service is available by appointment only. Limited day time appointments are also available. For the full details of services on offer please visit the Caxton website at www.caxton.org.au.

CONSUMER LAW SERVICE
Caxton offers a specialist consumer law service to people affected by debt. The Consumer Law Service will offer legal advice in any of the following areas:

* debt collection
* mortgages and repossessions
* loans or credit cards;
* payday or unsecured loans
* any other debt or credit legal problem.

Appointments are available face-to-face or over the telephone during business hours.

The service can also help with general consumer law matters (problems with goods and services) even if there is no credit or debt involved. 

Services:

Human Rights and Civil Law Practice

Caxton Legal Centre’s Human Rights and Civil Law Practice can assist with a wide range of legal problems  - see the listing below.

Family Law and Domestic and Family Violence

Caxton Legal Centre’s Family Law Service and associated Duty Lawyer Services can assist with a wide range of family law problems including parenting issues, urgent recovery applications, separation and divorce and much more. Visit the web page or call the service for more information. Referrals to domestic violence services can be provided. Advice can be provided to either the aggrieved or respondent for domestic and family violence matters.

Family and Domestic Violence Duty Lawyer services

Family law duty lawyers are available at the Brisbane Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Our domestic and family violence duty lawyers provide legal advice to self-represented respondents at the Brisbane Magistrates Domestic Violence Court. To obtain assistance from a duty lawyer, clients should speak to the relevant officer within the Court complex when they arrive for their day in Court. No appointment is necessary.

Seniors Legal and Support Service

The Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) provides free legal and social work support for older persons experiencing elder abuse, mistreatment, neglect or financial exploitation. Older persons experiencing abuse may contact the service directly. Family members and service providers may contact us to refer an older person for whom they hold concerns and SLASS will then contact the older person directly.

Bail Support Program

Caxton Legal Centre’s Bail Support Program social worker and lawyers help men on remand at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, Brisbane Correctional Centre and Woodford Correctional Centre apply for bail and access support services. 

 

Employment Law Service

The Employment Law Service can help clients who are earning less than $80, 000 or, if dismissed, were earning less than $80,000 prior to their dismissal.  Visit the web page for more information.

Queensland Retirement Village and Park Advice Service

The Queensland Retirement Village and Park Advice Service (QRVPAS) is a free legal service for existing and prospective residents of retirement villages and manufactured home parks.

Financial Protections Service

The Financial Protections Service community worker provide information and referrals about your finances in later life as well as community education services.

Consumer Credit Law

Caxton has a specialist Consumer Credit Law Service that focuses on consumer debt.

Coronial Assistance Legal Service

The Coronial Assistance Legal Service provides legal advice about any aspect of the coronial process and associated issues and representation for bereaved family members appearing in some inquests.

The Queensland Law Handbook Online

The Queensland Law Handbook online contains comprehensive and trusted legal information as well as a range of fact sheets and legal self-help kits.

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