Equality Lawyers (EQL) is a disability rights law firm that exists to protect and promote the rights of people with disabilities. EQL provides legal advice and representation to people with disabilities, their families and supporters on everyday legal issues such as the NDIS, discrimination and wills and estates. We offer an affordable, accessible and authentic legal service. Everyone in the EQL team has lived experience of disability which ensures that we get what it is like to face the everyday hurdles and need to protect your rights.
We offer services in the following areas:
Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
If you have been treated differently on the basis of your disability, discrimination laws are there to protect you. Let us help you navigate the process and understand your rights.
Guardianship and Administration
Making decisions about where you live, your healthcare or your money can be complex. You may even be subject to a legal order appointing someone as your guardian or administrator. We can help you to get the arrangements in place when needed, or to challenge the arrangements if they are not working.
NDIS Plans do not always have what you need. We can help to have the Plan reviewed and represent you at the Tribunal when you need it.
Social Security Law
The Disability Support Pensions is a key source of income for some people with disability. However, being found ineligible for the DSP or having a debt owed to Centrelink can be confusing. We offer legal help when this happens.
Wills and Estates
Planning your future as a parent of someone with a disability or as a person with a disability can present unique challenges. We offer comprehensive estate planning skills that can ensure you get the right fit for you and your family.
Still not sure if we can help?
We offer a free 30-minute first appointment which gives you the opportunity to tell us what has happened, and for us to give you information on what legal avenues might be available.