Maurice Blackburn has established a new permanent office in Melbourne's north to be closer to its bush fire class action clients.
The firm has placed staff at the new Greensborough office in preparation for its class action into the Kinglake Kilmore East bushfire.
Maurice Blackburn principal Liberty Sanger said the new office would be the firm's eleventh permanent Victorian office and the twenty-fifth nationally.
"We are representing more than 1100 bushfire affected victims in a class action against SPI Electricity Pty Ltd and the case is proceeding well," Sanger said.
"A number of staff working on the bushfires class action will be based in the new Greensborough office which is located near the bushfire affected region.
"The new office will provide legal services to more Victorians closer to where they live and Maurice Blackburn is representing some bushfire victims in separate compensation claims related to the Black Saturday fires.”
The office will be staffed by senior associates Salvatore Giandinoto and Carolyn Kovac.
“We will be offering a broad suite of legal services including WorkCover and TAC and the firm acts for people who have suffered from medical negligence and others seeking damages through common law applications,” Sanger said.
“Maurice Blackburn also has the largest superannuation and insurance practice in Australia and will be bringing its expertise in this area to the region.
“For over 15 years we have acted for thousands of individuals, recovering many millions of dollars from insurance companies and superannuation funds.
“We specialise in superannuation and insurance claims and appeals, including superannuation disability claims Total Permanent Disability (TPD) and Terminal Illness (TI), death benefit claims and income protection insurance claims.”
Maurice Blackburn’s new Greensborough office will open on 21 November and located at 85 Grimshaw Street.