In representing two guarantors in court, Caxton CLC has earned Judge Kingham’s praise for the work done by community legal centres and pro bono lawyers.
Pursuant to a settlement between the parties, the District Court of Queensland set aside a default judgment against the two defendant guarantors.
Community legal centres assist vulnerable people in many areas of law. In this case, Caxton CLC assisted the two defendants who had agreed to guarantee their family members’ loans, and come to grief.
Judge Kingham said: “The guarantors are not in a position to pay for legal advice. They have been most ably and generously assisted by experienced and capable professionals. This case is an exemplar of the critical work done by community legal centres and by the solicitors and barristers who offer assistance to those who cannot afford their services.”
For the case, see: http://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2013/QDC13-152.pdf