The National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

The National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, commenced taking applications for redress in July this year. However, applications could only be received from survivors who had been abused in state and in institutions which had been joined to the scheme.

In November this year, the Tasmanian government were joined to the scheme. This means that people who experienced child sexual abuse in government and in some non-government  institutions in Tasmanian can now make applications for redress.

knowmore legal service is funded by the Commonwealth government to provide people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse, with advice about their compensation options and advice through the redress process. knowmore is a free legal service  and there is no means test.

knowmore currently has offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and will be opening an office in Perth in 2019.

For our clients in Tasmania, knowmore will be sending a team from the Melbourne office to Hobart and Launceston on a 4 – 6 weekly cycle to hold legal advice clinics. The first of these visits will take place in February 2019. On these visits, clients will be provided with face to face appointments to discuss their compensation options and be provided with  assistance around the redress process. The local support services will be advised of the dates of these clinics and will be able to advise their clients.

knowmore can be contacted during office hours on 1800 605 762.


Prue Gregory
Principal Lawyer
10 December 2018


Law Council Flexible Workplace Resources

The Law Council of Australia has collated and made available on its website a suite of information and policies in relation to flexible workplace arrangements in the legal profession. Resources from a number of law society’s and bar associations can be accessed from this page. The information and resources available will assist practitioners and law firms navigate the increasing need to accommodate flexible workplace arrangements.

The Law Society is Hiring – Seeking an Accounts Administrator/Bookkeeper

The Society is seeking an experienced financial and office administrator to join its team in Hobart on a full time basis. Duties include administering the Society’s accounts, overseeing firm trust account compliance and processing practising certificate applications. If you are interested in joining our small and dedicated team, further information is available HERE. Applications close 12 December 2018.


Notice to Property Practitioners

Searches – Lodgment of Search Requests Under Neighbourhood Disputes About Plants Act 2017 – Move to Service Tasmania – Cheques – Online Searches – Read more here.

Vacancy – University of Tasmania Faculty of Law Learning and Teaching Committee

The function of the Faculty of Law Learning and Teaching Committee is to oversee the Faculty’s learning and teaching strategy to ensure the maintenance of excellence in its learning and teaching. The Committee provides advice to the Coordinator of Learning and Teaching on the following within the Faculty:

• proposals for new courses and amendments to existing courses;
• entry requirements;
• academic assessment; and
• teaching and learning issues.

The Society seeks expressions of interest from practitioners interested in being appointed to the Committee. Two appointments will be made. An interest in, and knowledge of tertiary legal education would be an advantage. Practitioners of all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.
Expressions close Friday 30 November 2018 and can be sent to

Further information is available here