Proctor : July 2018
9 PROCTOR | July 2018 Maurice Blackburn is Australia’s leading employment law firm. Our employment law division has an unparalleled track record across a range of legal issues impacting employees. Our team have the experience, expertise and discretion to find the right resolution for your client. Our services • Employment contracts • Restraint of trade • Dismissal & redundancy • Whistleblower protection & claims • Workplace bullying • Workplace discrimination • Public sector matters • Performance & disciplinary investigations/allegations A recommendation they’ll remember. “Working across both the public and private sectors, we combine strategy, determination and compassion to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.” Giri Sivaraman Principal, Employment & Industrial Law Maurice Blackburn Workplace relations We are the only First Tier employment law firm for employees in Australia, as recommended by the prestigious Doyles Guide. Patrick Turner Associate Rachel Smith Associate Academic prowess earns QLS prize Some 250 Queensland University of Technology (QUT) students, staff and guests gathered at the 2018 QUT Faculty of Law prize ceremony on 22 May. Queensland Law Society Ethics Centre director Stafford Shepherd presented 2017 academic year joint winners Courtney David, left, and Chloe Hogan with the Queensland Law Society Prize for Ethics and the Legal Profession. These prizes were awarded to the students based on exceptional academic performance within the unit. Congratulations to Chloe, Courtney and all the prizewinners on their achievements. News Caxton refines practice name Caxton Legal Centre has given a new title of ‘Human Rights and Civil Law Practice’ to what was previously known as the centre’s general service. The name-change recognises the significant human rights focus of the practice, which includes work protecting the rights of people struggling with banking and finance matters, seniors experiencing difficulty with retirement village contracts and individuals at work. “We’re extremely proud of the work our staff and volunteer lawyers do to help vulnerable people and felt that it was appropriate to reflect that in our name,” practice team leader and coordinating lawyer Klaire Coles said. More than 200 volunteer lawyers from private firms, community organisations and government contribute their time assisting Caxton Legal Centre’s clients on a regular basis. The practice encompasses discrimination, employment, parks and villages, consumer protection and coronial services. Services range from social work assistance and one- off legal advice through to major casework. Staff from Caxton Legal Centre’s human rights and civil law practice.