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Seeing Caxton twice helped Rebecca stay safe

People who have obtained domestic violence orders may still face attempts by their former partner to vary (change) the conditions of the order. This can be especially complex where children are involved. Courts must consider the wishes of the person the domestic violence order is designed to protect and only agree to the change if it is convinced there … Continue reading Seeing Caxton twice helped Rebecca stay safe

Multidisciplinary team assist Maggie to escape intimidation and control

Maggie, in her late 60s, had been living in an abusive relationship with her husband Walter for many years. At couples counselling, she found the courage to tell Walter that she wanted to separate, and he agreed to move out. After the counselling session, however, Walter acted like he had never agreed to the separation and … Continue reading Multidisciplinary team assist Maggie to escape intimidation and control

Secondments a productive part of pro bono relationship

            L: Caxton Legal Centre lawyers Brittany Smeed and Georgia May with HWL Ebsworth secondee Hesh Aiyach and R: Caxton Legal Centre lawyer Miriam Barber with HWL Ebsworth secondee Patrick Dooley Caxton Legal Centre has recently developed a mutually beneficial pro bono secondment partnership with HWL Ebsworth. Our first two secondees Hesh and Patrick have just completed their … Continue reading Secondments a productive part of pro bono relationship

Alex’s exchange of money for care goes sour

Alex, a 68-year-old, had experienced an injury in his 50s and lived with a disability as a result. Following the injury he experienced a serious illness and named his relative, Darren, as his Enduring Power of Attorney. Alex’s disability meant that he was no longer able to work, but he was financially stable as he received compensation and access to his superannuation as well … Continue reading Alex’s exchange of money for care goes sour

Day of entertainment aims to build awareness of elder abuse

The Queen Street Mall will buzz with energy on Tuesday 15 June in a day of free events aimed at bringing joy to older Brisbane residents while also providing resources and information on the topic of elder abuse.  Performers will include French-Balkan musical group Mzaza and The Kitty Kats, an all female trio. Drag queen … Continue reading Day of entertainment aims to build awareness of elder abuse

Priority on funding Seniors Legal and Support Services welcomed 

Caxton Legal Centre welcomes the Queensland Government’s release of its strategic plan which places priority on the ongoing funding of the Seniors Legal and Support Service which Caxton delivers in Brisbane.  This service provides free legal and social work supports to older Queenslanders who experience abuse or neglect, usually by family members and formal decision-makers.  … Continue reading Priority on funding Seniors Legal and Support Services welcomed 

“On the road again” – Seniors housing legal information sessions are back in 2021

Caxton Legal Centre’s community lawyers are delighted to get back on the road to share legal information with retirement village and manufactured home residents in 2021 after having to cancel in 2020. The 2021 schedule is available here. Queensland Retirement Village and Park Advice Service staff and community members “Last year was really tricky trying … Continue reading “On the road again” – Seniors housing legal information sessions are back in 2021

Rights of Transgendered Persons – A long way to go

Leilani Tafao has expressed her disappointment at the decision to overturn an order that an apology be made for misgendering her during her time as a prisoner at the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre in 2015.   The highly technical legal judgement, delivered by the Queensland Court of Appeal, followed a decision last year where respondents to the matter, the Queensland Government, prison operator Serco Australia and … Continue reading Rights of Transgendered Persons – A long way to go

SLASS lawyer helps Isabella recover her money

Isabella had contributed a significant sum towards the purchase of a home by her daughter and son-in-law, on the understanding that she would live there on her own, paying rent and contributing to maintenance costs. After some years Isabella’s relationship with her daughter and son-in-law deteriorated and Isabella feared she would be kicked out of the house and left … Continue reading SLASS lawyer helps Isabella recover her money

Caxton helps Esta face the daunting task of self-representation

Esta was due to appear in court representing herself in relation to her property settlement. Esta, a migrant to Australia, speaks English as a second language and was particularly nervous about talking to the Judge, appropriate conduct for court and understanding the process.   Fortunately Esta had sought legal advice from Caxton Legal Centre about her legal matter before she was due to … Continue reading Caxton helps Esta face the daunting task of self-representation