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Empowering access to justice

Guy Hazlewood    April 27, 2024    1 min read   

In the heart of Forest Lake stands SKC Lawyers, led by Sandie Chatterton, a veteran in the legal industry since 1981.

Sandie’s vision for SKC Lawyers transcends traditional notions of legal practice.

With a team composed entirely of women, SKC challenges stereotypes while delivering exceptional legal services.

Central to their ethos is the provision of free legal advice, ensuring that everyone, regardless of financial standing, has access to essential guidance.

“We’re there to assist because the court’s a scary place for many people.”

Recognising the financial barriers many face, SKC Lawyers offers free initial consultations, bridging the gap between legal aid and traditional legal fees.

This commitment to accessibility extends beyond mere consultation; it’s a promise to guide clients through negotiations and empower them to make informed decisions.

“Making an application to court is your last resort,” Sandie said.

“Not only is it financially draining and emotionally draining, but if children are involved they can see the way it affects the parents.”

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Guy Hazlewood