RLC in the Media: Law firms unite to address financial abuse in domestic violence

Two big law firms and financial sector partners are working with Redfern Legal Centre to address financial abuse in intimate partner relationships in NSW.

Naomi Neilson reports for Lawyers Weekly

The Financial Abuse Service NSW was established by Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) to respond to high levels of legal needs identified through its credit and debt practice.

American Express, PWC Australia, Ashurst and King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) are providing support for the legal service arm of the service, with Ecstra Foundation supporting the state-wide law reform, advocacy and capacity development work. The service is also supported by Commonwealth Government funding administered by Legal Aid NSW under the Community Legal Services Program.

CEO of RLC Joanna Shulman said, “We are extremely excited to be partnering with such forward thinking and innovative corporations and government to be delivering this lifesaving service.”

Read the full article here (Lawyers Weekly, 8 December 2019)