The Generalist Service at Wyndham Legal Service Inc. has continued to play a fundamental role in the access to justice to people in the local community. The Generalist Service is an avenue for people to drop-in so as to be able to access our range of services.
There is a large up-to-date collection of pamphlets in reception and we ensure that all drop-ins make full use of these free documents. More over many drop-ins result in either booking an appointment or referral. Administration staff have an extensive knowledge of the local and state-wide agencies offered.
Wyndham Legal Service provides legal assistance at a variety of times including Monday evenings.
The Legal Service assists clients depending on the matters with advice, casework, letters, negotiation and filling out relevant forms. We assist those clients that fall within the Legal Aid Guidelines to apply for Legal Aid or refer them to a private solicitor for representation. Alternatively, for those not eligible for Legal Aid, the Legal Service may take on the case and if necessary brief a Barrister either at reduced rates or pro bono to appear on the client’s behalf.
The Generalist Service receives enquiries in a large number of areas including: Powers of Attorney, witnessing Statutory Declarations and Affidavits, debt issues, motor vehicle accidents, neighbourhood disputes, contracts, minor criminal matters, Intervention Orders, Victims of Crime Compensation, Perin fines, licence suspension and cancellation, employment rights, and insurance company disputes.
We receive many enquiries for family law assistance, including separation and divorce along with children’s issues, such as contact and residence and property settlements. In family law matters the service may either make an appointment for our Family Law Clinic or refer clients to Private Solicitors, Legal Aid, Counselling or Mediation services. If a client is ineligible for Legal Aid and cannot afford a private solicitor, Wyndham Legal Service Inc. may assist the client to institute his or her own proceedings in the Federal Magistrates’ Court or the Family Court.
For further information please contact us on 9741 0198.