The Lawyers Involved With This Case
Vivien Mavropoulos undertook Liam Magill's landmark case in October 2000, after Liam was turned away by all of the major law firms of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Vivien, her small staff, Liam and his partner Cheryl King, worked incredibly long hours on this case. Cheryl and Liam made many personal sacrifices to fund this case including the sale of nearly all of their assets.
Vivien was a tower of strength in what was a real life The Castle type court case.
Liam, a victim of paternity fraud, had to pay nearly all his own legal fees with the exception of a few small donations.
Lawyer for Liam Magill
Vivien Mavropoulous, Solicitor
Level 1, Suite 7 – 539 Highett Rd
Highett, VIC 3190
PO BOX 170, Highett,
Victoria, Australia 3190
Batchelor of Arts December 1990
Scholarship from Greek Government, Ionis Centre Greece.
Batchelor of Law October 1995
Established Vivien Mavropoulos & Associates 1995 - sole practitioner
Leo Cusses Law Institute - Melbourne-1996
Master Pending in Sociology - 1996
Admitted to Practice as Barrister & Solicitor, Supreme Court 1996
Admitted to High Court Register of Practitioners - 1997
Housing Commission - Salvation Army bread distribution 1990-1996
Springvale Legal Service - Springvale Melbourne 1994
Peninsular Legal Service - East Bentley Melbourne-Current.
Certificates of Appreciation
International Year of Volunteers 2001
The Hon. Steve Bracks, Premier of Victoria.
The Hon. Rob Hulls, Attorney General, Victoria
The Hon. Christine Campbell, Minister for Community Services - Victoria
Council of The Law Institute of Victoria - 2002 - for participation in The Legal Assistance Scheme for financially disadvantaged Victorians.
Vivien Mavropoulos took on Liam Magill s landmark case in October 2000, after he had been turned away by all the big law firms in Melbourne, Victoria.
Lawyer for Meredith Magill
Liam's ex-wife, the defendant, was funded exclusively by women's groups and legal aid.
She went through 3 legal team in 3 years. Her lawyers:
Maurice Blackburn Cashman;
Victorian Women's Legal Service and;