Casework Guidelines

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We have guidelines on what kinds of legal problems we can help with.

For some areas of law, we can give legal advice at a first appointment but we cannot provide ongoing legal assistance through casework.

Below is a list of the areas of law we can help with and how we can help.

Note: TGD refers to trans and gender diverse.

Area of Law

Advice

Casework

BankruptcyNoNo
Change of ID YesYes
Change or suppression practicesYesYes
Child ProtectionNoNo
Child SupportNoNo
Commercial Matters (eg. small business, commercial leases, business contracts) NoNo
Community Organisations/ClubsNoNo
Consumer LawNoNo
ConveyancingNoNo
Criminal Law – Magistrates’ CourtYes (if the matter relates to family violence or TGD identity)Maybe (if the matter relates to family violence or TGD identity)
Criminal Law – County, Supreme or High CourtsNoNo
Corrections complaintsYes (if the matter relates to TGD identity)Maybe (if the matter relates to TGD identity)
DebtsYes (if the matter relates to family violence)Maybe (if the matter relates to family violence)
DefamationNoNo
DiscriminationYes (on basis of LGBTIQ+ identity)Yes (on basis of LGBTIQ+ identity)
EmploymentYes (where LGBTIQ+ identity relevant to employment issue)Maybe (where LGBTIQ+ identity relevant to employment issue)
Expungement of historic homosexual convictionsYesYes
Family Law – parentingYes (if the matter relates to family violence)No
Family law – change of ID for childrenYes (if the matter relates to TGD identity)No
Family Law – propertyNoNo
Family Law – divorceYes (if the matter relates to family violence)Maybe (if the matter relates to family violence)
Family violenceYesYes
Freedom of InformationMaybe (where LGBTIQ+ identity relevant to FOI)No
Guardianship / AdministrationNoNo
Health care complaintsYes (if the matter relates to TGD identity)Maybe (if the matter relates to TGD identity)
ImmigrationNoNo
Infringements (fines)Yes (if the matter relates to family violence or TGD identity)Maybe (if the matter relates to family violence or TGD identity)
Motor Vehicle AccidentsNoNo
NDISNoNo
Neighbourhood disputesMaybe (if the matter relates to LGBTIQ+ status)No
Personal InjuryNoNo
Personal Safety Intervention OrdersYes (if the matter relates to LGBTIQ+ identity)Maybe (if the matter relates to LGBTIQ+ identity)
Police complaintsYes (if the matter relates to family violence or TGD identity)Maybe (if the matter relates to family violence or TGD identity)
Powers of AttorneyNoNo
Privacy complaintsYes (if the matter relates to TGD identity)Maybe (if the matter relates to TGD identity)
Property Law (not family, eg adverse possession, boundary/fence disputes, easements, covenants and planning)NoNo
Social SecurityNoNo
Tenancy – for tenantYes (if the matter relates to family violence)Maybe (if the matter relates to family violence)
Tenancy – for landlordNoNo
Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)YesYes
WillsNoNo
Working with Children ChecksNoNo