• Work injury & motor vehicle accident compensation
  • Superannuation & insurance claims
  • Public liability claims
  • Asbestos exposure
  • Wills & estate law

Maurice Blackburn continues to offer great service to both new and existing clients during the Covid-19 pandemic.Maurice Blackburn fights for outcomes that make a genuine difference to peoples’ lives. We help people with workplace & motor vehicle accident compensation cases, medical negligence, asbestos diseases, superannuation & insurance claims and will disputes. We act in significant social justice cases & lead class actions on behalf of people who have suffered loss due to illegal corporate behaviour.

We’re here when you need us during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our entire legal team is working successfully on a work from home basis. We recognise that it’s more important than ever to help people access the compensation they’re entitled to during difficult times.

If you’re a new or existing client you can contact us via phone or email, or we can arrange a video call (you won’t have to download software and we can organise everything). For existing clients, we’ll also be in touch to update you on your matter, especially if a scheduled appointment or conference is going to be affected.

We’re here to help, so please call your local office or our main number on 1800 810 812 or submit a message on the ‘contact us’ page of our website.

We fight for fair. And have done since 1919

At Maurice Blackburn we fight for people who are up against it – workers, families & ordinary people who would not otherwise have someone standing up for them.

We are a leading Australian law firm certified to the international ISO 9001:2008 quality standard. This means we offer a legal service that meets national and international standards, which sets us apart from many of our competitors. 

Local knowledge, national expertise

Our employees value integrity, fairness and hard work. Like our clients, our lawyers come from all kinds of backgrounds & have different experiences & expertise.

With an extensive network of over 40 permanent & visiting offices across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and West Australia we provide access to justice for people who otherwise couldn’t afford it.

Q How can Maurice Blackburn help me?

We have expertise in cases involving work injury compensation, medical negligence, road & car accident injuries & asbestos diseases. We have lawyers who also specialise in contesting wills, assisting people injured in a public place or by a faulty product & in making superannuation & insurance claims. We also act in significant cases impacting on the community. We act in class actions for groups, individuals, shareholders & businesses who have suffered loss due to illegal corporate behaviour.

Q Why do I need an accredited specialist?

Choosing the right lawyer is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. By selecting Maurice Blackburn, who has a number of Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Personal Injury Specialists, you can be assured of selecting a lawyer who is formally recognised for excellence in their field. A LIV Accredited Personal Injury Specialist is a lawyer who, in addition to having extensive practical experience, has completed an advanced study program in personal injury law.

Q What are the types of fee agreements?

Before we undertake any work, you will be given a fees agreement. These can take the form of: 1. 'No win, no charge' fees 2. Deferred professional fees 3. 'Pay as you go' fees 4. 'Pay in advance' fees.

Q Do you offer 'no win', no charge fees agreement

Several of our practice areas offer 'no win, no charge' legal services. 'No win, no charge' may be offered by the following practice areas: asbestos diseases; catastrophic injuries; class actions; medical negligence; superannuation & insurance claims; road accident injuries; & work related injuries. We offer 'no win, no charge' fees agreement legal services when appropriate & when we believe that your case is reasonably likely to be successful. See for full details

Q What areas of practice are not included in the 'no win', no charge fees agreement arrangement?

Our commercial, employment and industrial, and Wills practice areas do not act on a 'no win, no charge' fees agreement.

Q What fees agreements apply to the commercial, employment and industrial and Wills practice areas?

3 types of fees agreements apply Deferred professional fees Expenses are payable as requested by us, & fees are payable shortly before or at the end of your case, regardless of outcome. Pay as you go Expenses are payable either when they fall due or in advance & professional fees are billed & due on either monthly or quarterly, regardless of outcome. Pay in advance Legal fees are paid in advance & are payable regardless of outcome. The amount to be paid in advance as agreed between us.

Q Is there a number I can call for more information about legal fees?

The team at Maurice Blackburn would be happy to discuss with you in detail the fees agreement applicable to your case. Please contact us on: ACT 02 6120 5000 WA 08 9331 1120 Victoria 1800 174 290 New South Wales 1800 173 657 Queensland 1800 179 793

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