Legal Assistance for Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with a Disability

Have you been called as a witness by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability? If so, you may be eligible to receive government funded legal representation.

The Royal Commission is the highest form of inquiry on matters which are of public importance. There have been reports in regards to the violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with a disability and as such the Royal Commission are further investigating these reports and are calling up employees or former employees of disability services.

The aim of the Royal Commission is to ensure the government, institutions, and the greater community better protect individuals with a disability from experiencing acts of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

What is your role as a witness?

Your role as a witness is to provide the Royal Commission with a true and accurate statement of what you as an employee or former employee of the disability service have observed during your employment.

Coutts have a team of lawyers who have deep experience and knowledge in all areas of law. We value our clients and understand that every matter is different and unique and should be handled as that. Our goal is to ensure that we are provide accurate and concise advice to minimise the stress often incurred during this process. We are able to assist you throughout this entire process. We may act for you by:

  • Preparing and reviewing of documentation and any correspondence;
  • Attending conferences; and
  • Appearing in Court.

If you have been called as a witness by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with a Disability, then contact our team by phone on 1300 268 887 or email legalservices@couttslegal.com