Protecting the rights of older Queenslanders during COVID-19

The Seniors Legal and Support Service is providing critical assistance to older Queenslanders to support them through the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Older people bear the lion’s share of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Cybele Koning, CEO of Caxton Legal Centre.   “They face a disproportionate risk of death, are impacted more profoundly by social distancing measures and … Continue reading Protecting the rights of older Queenslanders during COVID-19

Caxton Legal Centre adapts to pandemic conditions

Caxton Legal Centre’s service delivery model has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring more employment and family law appointments are available and that its older clients are having their basic needs met.   Caxton Legal Centre staff are now working offsite and the office is physically closed.  Caxton runs a specialist seniors service which typically provides legal and social work … Continue reading Caxton Legal Centre adapts to pandemic conditions

Additional DV appointments now available

Caxton Legal Centre has increased the number of telephone appointments available for people seeking help with domestic and family violence matters as it adapts its services to legal need arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you need to apply for a Protection Order or are responding to an application, you can receive assistance with the changed procedures.    Social … Continue reading Additional DV appointments now available

Caxton Legal Centre to provide extra family law appointments

Caxton Legal Centre will offer extra family law appointments by telephone from the week of March 30th for families negotiating short-term changes to parenting orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Parents and carers are responsible for acting in the best interests of their children, including making day-to-day decisions about their children’s safety and wellbeing. Currently, parents and carers are expected to continue to comply with Court orders in relation to parenting arrangements.  This includes facilitating time being spent … Continue reading Caxton Legal Centre to provide extra family law appointments

COVID-19 – increased employment law appointments

Caxton Legal Centre operates a specialist employment law service.  The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting many people with challenges in relation to their employment.    Effective 25 March 2020, Caxton will be increasing the number of available day-time employment law appointments by phone for the purpose of helping employees understand their rights in the current circumstances.    Caxton recommends … Continue reading COVID-19 – increased employment law appointments

Caxton is delivering services remotely

In response to the escalation of public health measures to slow the spread and impact of COVID-19, Caxton Legal Centre's building is closed.    We continue to deliver services by telephone with staff working remotely.  Client services is able to provide you with legal information and referrals, and make a telephone appointment.  Our lawyers and social workers … Continue reading Caxton is delivering services remotely

Videos on everyday legal questions related to COVID-19

Caxton Legal Centre Practice Director Bridget Burton explains the answers to some common legal questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This information is also available in writing here. https://youtu.be/O9B_5eolKZo https://youtu.be/DVR9eSG7giM https://youtu.be/V7eeherxglY https://youtu.be/UsEesdwAL98 Disclaimer: This information is intended only as a guide. It is not a substitute for legal advice. No responsibility is accepted for any … Continue reading Videos on everyday legal questions related to COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Changes to Services

Caxton Legal Centre is making some temporary changes to the way it delivers its services having regard to the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, and considering state and federal government health recommendations and restrictions.  Caxton is still providing legal and social work services. However, from today we are stopping face-to-face appointments. We will be offering appointments by telephone.  We will … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Changes to Services