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The Boutique Lawyer Show: Exiting abusive relationships

There are many forms of abuse in Australian society that lawyers have to grapple with to support their clients, some of which the law may never catch up with. In a practice area fraught with challenges, lawyers must understand how best to aid not only those clients but also support themselves.

user iconRobyn Tongol 15 March 2022 Podcast
The Boutique Lawyer Show: Exiting abusive relationships
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On this episode of The Boutique Lawyer Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Bartier Perry partners Alicia Toberty and Sharon Levy to discuss how and why their respective legal practices deal with abusive relationships, what constitutes an abusive relationship, the types of abuse that lawyers commonly have to deal with and why, and whether the law has caught up to new forms of abuse, such as “love bombing”.

Ms Levy also discusses the shelter she helps run in western Sydney, and she and Ms Toberty detail the myriad challenges for lawyers working in this space, best practice for those with an interest in such law, the need for proactive self-care to avoid secondary trauma, and their broader guidance for those wanting to work in this space.


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