Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practicing lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.
May I ask if the property and settlement matters he is having difficulties with is in the UK or Australia please?
Thanks. Has he raised his dissatisfaction with his solicitor do you know?
Not that I know of.
He does not feel she is acting in his best interests
Thanks. From what you say he may wish to give consideration to appointing another solicitor. In terms of other areas of advice, there is a National Association of Community Legal Centres which offer volunteer lawyers and referrals which can be contacted on 02 9264 9595. They appear to have a network of local offices.
There is also a legal information and referral services in Brisbane on 1300 65 11 88 which is located onXXXXXBrisbane 4000
Thank you I will advise him to contact them
I take it the laws in Australia are very different from here that is why I was asking was there a system in Australia similar to the Uk Citizens Advice
Australian law takes its roots from UK law and so in many ways is similiar in features but obviously is very different in detail.
So I am probably best directing him to take it up there rather than ask advice in the UK
There is a citizens advice bureau in Australia but this appears to deal more with social welfare and services issues rather than legal issues directly. However they can be contacted on if your son wishes to contact them (07) 3403 5648
Yes certainly if the disputes relate to property in Australia he would need representation from an Australian solicitor rather than in the UK. If he is not satisifed with the one he has he can of course contact others.
Is there anything above I can clarify for you?
I do not think so thank you
I will pass the information on to him
If I can assist with anything else please do not hesitate to contact me.