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This year, CCLSWA is happy to say that the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) Conference will be held in Fremantle! The conference has been running annually since 1979, though the last time it was held in Western Australia was in 2009.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission investigation into Get Approved Finance has lead to the permanent banning of former Perth-based finance broker Mr Grant Aaron Parker from engaging in credit activities and providing financial services.
Law Week 2016 saw volunteers at community legal centres recognised for their efforts in advancing social justice. On Monday 16 May 2016 at an event called “Volunteers & Social Justice” held at the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright Perth, volunteer paralegals and interpreters were formally acknowledged for their contribution. The event was co-hosted by Consumer Credit Legal Service WA (CCLSWA), The Humanitarian Group and Mental Health Law Centre. The Chief Justice, the Honourable Wayne Martin AC was the guest of honour.
On 25 May 2016 CCLSWA Principal Solicitor Faith Cheok and volunteer paralegal, law graduate Mitchell Coles, delivered CCLSWA’s first webinar for the Financial Counsellors’ Association of WA.
Two of our volunteer paralegals, Amelia Westerside and Daniel Eng were recently awarded prizes at the UWA Faculty of Law Awards night.
CCLSWA heartily congratulates long-time volunteer Eamonn Bochat for being declared joint champion of the 2016 Herbert Smith Freehills Senior Moot, organised by the Notre Dame Law Student Society.
ASIC identified significant deficiencies in Nimble Australia Pty Ltd’s (Nimble) compliance with responsible lending laws. Nimble must refund more than $1.5 million to over 7,000 customers because of ASIC’s investigation.
Prachi joined CCLSWA as a solicitor in April 2016. Before joining CCLSWA, Prachi worked as a solicitor in a large corporate law firm in Perth, […]
Natalie Walter joined CCLSWA in March 2016 as a Legal Administrative Assistant. Natalie previously worked as an Electorate Officer for a Federal Member of Parliament […]
Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of Nurofen, has been fined $1.7 million for misleading consumers. In December 2015, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) succeeded in proving that Reckitt Benckiser misled consumers.
CCLSWA were delighted to welcome Mr Christopher Hatton MLA, Member for Balcatta to our offices on 12 April 2016. Mr Hatton spoke with CCLSWA’s Principal […]
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CCLSWA offers interactive workshops to community legal centres, financial counsellors, community groups, and community worker organisations in Western Australia. These workshops discuss important […]read more...
Radio Show: Heritage FM
CCLSWA’s principal solicitor, Faith Cheok, is a regular guest on the James Wray Show broadcast on the Perth based radio station Heritage FM 107.3.read more...
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CCLSWA is committed to improving the rights of consumers of financial services and consumer goods through policy and law reform. In 2013 – 14 staff […]read more...
CCLSWA offers legal education seminars to Years 10, 11 & 12 students in Western Australia. These seminars aim at empowering students to make better […]read more...