The following legal professionals contributed to the edition of The Law Handbook on this website.

The Law Handbook can only be produced due to the assistance of its many volunteer contributors, who ensure the text for each edition is accurate and up-to-date. FLS thanks all the contributors for their dedication to the continued provision of accessible legal information.

Yusur Al-Azzawi

Lawyer, Robinson Gill Lawyers

Contributed to:

Chapter 12.6: Complaints against Victoria Police

Renata Alexander

Barrister

Contributed to:

Chapter 4.4: Family violence

Naomi Anderson

Principal Solicitor, Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service Inc.

Contributed to:

Chapter 8.5: Intellectual disability and the law

Nicholas Anderson

Senior Lawyer, Victoria Legal Aid

Contributed to:

Chapter 3.1: Fines and infringements

Mark Attard

Partner, Clyde & Co.

Contributed to:

Chapter 6.3: Building and renovating a house; Chapter 10.4: Insurance

Lynne Barratt

Solicitor

Contributed to:

Chapter 11.4: Community activism

Paul Bingham

Barrister

Contributed to:

Chapter 5.6: Superannuation

Shifrah Blustein

Lawyer, WestJustice

Contributed to:

Chapter 3.1: Fines and infringements

Gerard Brody

CEO, Consumer Action Law Centre

Contributed to:

Chapter 7.2: Consumer protection laws; Chapter 7.4: Taking action as a consumer

Anita Brown

Partner, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Contributed to:

Chapter 7.7: Trade marks

Suzie Cameron

Magistrate, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Contributed to:

Chapter 3.6: How bail works

Lucy Carter

Lawyer, Mental Health Legal Centre

Contributed to:

Chapter 8.4: Mental illness

Anna Collyer

Partner, Allens

Contributed to:

Chapter 12.5: Freedom of information law

Gregory Connellan

Magistrate, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Contributed to:

Chapter 1.2: An introduction to the courts; Chapter 3.5: Arrest, search, interrogation and your rights

Benjamin Cording

Principal Solicitor, Tenants Victoria

Contributed to:

Chapter 6.1: Tenancy

Peter Cotter

Solicitor and Mentor, Leo Cussen Centre for Law

Contributed to:

Chapter 6.4: Neighbour disputes

Karen Cusack

Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner

Contributed to:

Chapter 9.1: Health and the law

Rebecca Dahl

Partner, Nicholes Family Lawyers

Contributed to:

Chapter 4.3: Same-sex and de facto couples and families

Madeleine Doull

Solicitor, Lander & Rogers

Contributed to:

Chapter 11.6: Protection for your rights at work

Rebecca Edwards

Principal Lawyer, Seniors Rights Victoria

Contributed to:

Chapter 9.2: Legal issues affecting older people

Noah Eidelson

Barrister

Contributed to:

Chapter 4.1 Marriage and divorce; Chapter 4.2: Parental responsibilities and child support

Talya Faigenbaum

Principal Lawyer, Nest Legal

Contributed to:

Chapter 4.6: Changing your name

First Nations Legal and Research Service

Contributed to:

Chapter 1.1: Where our laws come from (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law)

Peter Flanagan

Lawyer, Seniors Rights Victoria

Contributed to:

Chapter 9.2: Legal issues affecting older people

Edmund Gale

Senior Lawyer, Victoria Legal Aid

Contributed to:

Chapter 5.9: Credit reporting

Suzan Gencay

Lawyer, Victoria Legal Aid

Contributed to:

Chapter 3.3: Sexual offences; Chapter 3.4: Sex work

Julia Gibby

Senior Solicitor

Contributed to:

Chapter 3.8: Imprisonment, supervision and prisoner rights

Deborah Glass

Victorian Ombudsman

Contributed to:

Chapter 12.3: Taking a problem to an ombudsman (Victoria)

James Gorman

Partner, Gorman & Hannan

Contributed to:

Chapter 1.4: The Children's Court

Philip Grano

Principal Legal Officer, Office of the Public Advocate

Contributed to:

Chapter 8.2: Disability: Asserting your rights; Chapter 8.6: Guardianship and medical treatment; Chapter 8.7: Understanding powers of attorney

Amy Hando

Barrister

Contributed to:

Chapter 11.2: Defamation and your rights

Ben Harris

Lawyer, Allens

Contributed to:

Chapter 12.5: Freedom of information law

Len Jaffit

Lawyer, Victoria Legal Aid

Contributed to:

Chapter 5.1: Dealing with social security

Kamalini Jayasena

Deputy Managing Lawyer, Child Support Legal Service, Victoria Legal Aid

Contributed to:

Chapter 4.2: Parental responsibilities and child support

Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit Law service

Contributed to:

Chapter 6.6: Community organisations

Dylan Kay

Solicitor, Lander & Rogers

Contributed to:

Chapter 11.5: Employment contracts, awards and agreements

Jeremy King

Principal Solicitor, Robinson Gill Lawyers

Contributed to:

Chapter 12.6: Complaints against Victoria Police

Ella Kucharova

Senior Lawyer, Australian Human Rights Commission

Contributed to:

Chapter 11.1: Discrimination and human rights

Paul Latimer

Adjunct Professor, Swinburne Law School

Contributed to:

Chapter 5.3: Understanding bankruptcy; Chapter 7.3: Consumer guarantees

John Leung

Barrister

Contributed to:

Chapter 7.5: The internet and the law

Benjamin Lindner

Barrister

Contributed to:

Chapter 1.2: An introduction to the courts; Chapter 3.7: Which court for which crime?

Bruce Lindsay

Solicitor, Environmental Justice Australia

Contributed to:

Chapter 11.3: Environmental law

Bronya Lipski

Solicitor, Environmental Justice Australia

Contributed to:

Chapter 11.3: Environmental law

Glen Ludbrook

Lawyer, Fitzroy Legal Service

Contributed to:

Chapter 1.1: Where our laws come from

Madeleine Lynch

Lawyer, Fitzroy Legal Service

Contributed to:

Chapter 1.3: Sentencing in the Magistrates’ Court; Chapter 6.8: Driving offences

Peter Lynch

Solicitor; Accredited Criminal Law Specialist

Contributed to:

Chapter 1.3 Sentencing in the Magistrates’ Court; Chapter 6.8: Driving offences

Michael Manthorpe

Commonwealth Ombudsman

Contributed to:

Chapter 12.3: Taking a problem to an ombudsman

Dru Marsh

Manager – Internal Review, Environment Protection Authority Victoria

Contributed to:

Chapter 6.9: Road law for cyclists and skaters

Liam McAuliffe

Barrister

Contributed to:

Chapter 8.3: Disability and criminal justice

Fiona McLeay

Victorian Legal Services Commissioner

Contributed to:

Chapter 2.1: Legal representation

Stewart McNab

Barrister

Contributed to:

Chapter 9.3: Wills; Chapter 9.4: Estates; Chapter 9.5: Funerals

Norman Mermelstein

Solicitor; REIV Accredited Owners Corporations Specialist

Contributed to:

Chapter 6.5: Owners corporations

Anna Meulman

Senior Solicitor, Consumer Action Law Centre

Contributed to:

Chapter 5.8: Mortgages, consumer leases and other finance products

Jamie Moffat

Secretary, Appeal Costs Board

Contributed to:

Chapter 10.7: Compensation for some legal costs

Emily Minter

Senior Legal Advisor, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Contributed to:

Chapter 11.1: Discrimination and human rights

Catherine Miller

Legal Advice Service Manager, Consumer Action Law Centre

Contributed to:

Chapter 5.7: Understanding credit and finance

David Niven

Legal Consultant

Contributed to:

Chapter 5.10: Unauthorised transactions and ePayments Code; 6.7 Buying a car

Tim Noonan

Lawyer, Victoria Legal Aid

Contributed to:

Chapter 5.1: Dealing with social security

Andelka Obradovic

Community Lawyer, Seniors Rights Victoria

Contributed to:

Chapter 9.2: Legal issues affecting older people

Glenn Osboldstone

Principal Legislation Officer, Environment Protection Authority Victoria

Contributed to:

Chapter 6.9: Road law for cyclists and skaters

Tabitha O’Shea

Community Lawyer, Seniors Rights Victoria

Contributed to:

Chapter 9.2: Legal issues affecting older people

Gregory Parkhurst

Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman

Contributed to:

Chapter 12.3: Taking a problem to an ombudsman (Commonwealth)

Jessica Richter

Jessica Richter Lawyer

Contributed to:

Chapter 2.3: Representing yourself in court

Julie Riva

Lawyer, Victoria Legal Aid

Contributed to:

Chapter 5.1: Dealing with social security

Peter Rozen

Queen’s Counsel

Contributed to:

Chapter 11.7: Occupational health and safety

Margaret Ryan

Lawyer and Trade Marks Attorney, IP by Margaret®

Contributed to:

Chapter 7.6: Copyright

Neville Sanders

REIV Accredited Owners Corporations Specialist

Contributed to:

Chapter 6.5: Owners corporations

Olympia Sarrinikolaou

Lawyer, Victoria Legal Aid

Contributed to:

Chapter 5.1: Dealing with social security

Ben Sayer

Partner, Sayer Jones

Contributed to:

Chapter 4.5: Adoption and the law

Emily Scott

Lawyer, WestJustice

Contributed to:

Chapter 3.1: Fines and infringements

Daniel Smedley

Principal, Sladen Legal; Accredited Tax Law Specialist

Contributed to:

Chapter 5.5: Taxation

Adrian Snodgrass

Principal Lawyer, Fitzroy Legal Service

Contributed to:

Chapter 10.5: Motor vehicle accidents and insurance

Samantha Sowerwine

Principal Lawyer, Justice Connect

Contributed to:

Chapter 3.1: Fines and infringements

Beth Stewart

Solicitor, Lander & Rogers

Contributed to:

Chapter 11.5: Employment contracts, awards and agreements; Chapter 11.6: Protection for your rights at work

Brendan Sydes

Solicitor, Environmental Justice Australia

Contributed to:

Chapter 11.3: Environmental law

Evelyn Tadros

Barrister

Contributed to:

Chapter 7.1: How contract law works

Helen Versey

Former Victorian Privacy Commissioner

Contributed to:

Chapter 12.4: Privacy and your rights

Laura Vickers

Principal Solicitor, Nest Legal

Contributed to:

Chapter 6.2: Buying or selling a house

Thracy Vinga

Barrister

Contributed to:

Chapter 10.6: Assistance for victims of crime

Russell Waters

Partner, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Contributed to:

Chapter 7.7: Trade marks

Stan Winford

Solicitor and Associate Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University

Contributed to:

Chapter 3.2: Drug offences; Chapter 3.9: Understanding criminal records

Brian Wright

Magistrate, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Contributed to:

Chapter 10.1 Negligence and injury; Chapter 10.2: Transport accident injuries; Chapter 10.3: Work injuries

Simon Zebrowski

Magistrate, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Contributed to:

Chapter 3.6: How bail works

Julie Zhou

Barrister

Contributed to:

Chapter 5.2: Are you in debt?