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Small Claims Large Battles

In 2016, the Small Claims, Large Battles project was established to investigate and document the experience of vulnerable women seeking family law property settlements. Through the project, with pro-bono support from leading private law firms, we are providing legal assistance to women who ordinarily could not afford to resolve their family law property issues.

Women are most at risk of economic hardship when relationships end. However, where the asset pool is small or consists entirely of superannuation or debt, many women simply walk away from seeking their share of property. Women who have experienced family violence are also disadvantaged by the family law system. In particular, court processes and rules can be used by perpetrators of violence to continue to control, financially damage or abuse a victim.

We aim to highlight that currently the length, cost and complexity of family law property settlements makes them inaccessible to many women who need them most, (such as women already experiencing poverty).


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What's News

2 Family Lawyer positions

19 January 2018


We're recruiting!

If you're an experienced family lawyer who is passionate about eliminating family violence, come and work for us!

To find out more about the position and how to apply click here.


Escape is no easy option

12 January 2018


WLSV is excited to share our new video: Escape is no easy option. 


WLSV's Impact

12 January 2018


As we begin 2018, we would like to share our Annual Impact Report which outlines our impact over 2016/2017.