Caxton Legal Centre represents the interests of people who are disadvantaged or on a low income when they come into contact with the law. We do this by strategically advocating to government, providing legal advice and social work services, publishing legal information and building community awareness about the issues faced by the people we help.

Caxton is an independent, non-profit, non-government community organisation. We are a registered charity so all donations are tax deductible.

We are committed to achieving the best outcomes for people who are on a low income or otherwise disadvantaged by working with partners from the community, government, university and private sectors.

Caxton has played a central part in Queensland’s legal landscape over the past 40 years, leading the state’s first Stolen Wages case, successfully representing well over 100 victims of the 2011 floods and paving the way for multidisciplinary service delivery to people experiencing elder abuse.

Caxton Legal Centre Inc.’s vision is to:

  • build a just and inclusive society that values difference and diversity, and the rights of all people and their communities to the social and economic resources they need to exercise their human rights
  • influence the development of law to recognise the needs of people who are socially or economically disadvantaged
  • assist people who would otherwise be denied access to justice due to social or economic disadvantage to exercise their legal rights.

The Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC is the patron of Caxton Legal Centre.