Motor vehicle accidents are getting dedicated attention at Marrickville Legal Centre.

The new fortnightly clinic comes as a result of a new pro bono partnership with the business law firm Hall&Wilcox.

This takes to eight the number of legal firms which work closely with the Centre.

The firm’s Director of Pro Bono and Community, Nathan Kennedy, has been a long-time volunteer at the Centre.

MLC’s Managing Principal Solicitor, Annette van Gent welcomes the support of two solicitors every fortnight.

“People on low incomes often don’t have insurance because they can’t afford the premiums,” she says.

“That means when there’s an accident, they might be up for a lot of money and they have to navigate the system without the help of an insurance company.”

Mr Kennedy notes the partnership formalises what was already a well-established connection.

‘’I enjoy the diversity of the work at Marrickville Legal Centre,” says Mr Kennedy. “It was a natural progression for Hall&Wilcox to formalise a partnership on the back of that work.

“The firm has a strong commitment to social justice and ensuring that everyone has access to the legal help they need,” he says.

MLC is also grateful for all pro bono support and the formal partnerships it has already formed with seven other legal firms. They are:

·      Clayton Utz

·      Colin, Biggers & Paisley

·      Gilbert + Tobin

·      HWL Ebsworth

·      MinterEllison

·      Sparke Helmore

·      Santone Lawyers

Hall&Wilcox Director - Pro Bono & Community, Nathan Kennedy

Hall&Wilcox Director - Pro Bono & Community, Nathan Kennedy