Liam Magill - Paternity Fraud Case - High Court of Australia

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

Phone: +61 03 9555 7558
Mobile: 0412 120 254 International is +61 412 120 254
Fax: +61 03 9553 7044


Batchelor of Arts December 1990
Scholarship from Greek Government, Ionis Centre Greece.
Batchelor of Law October 1995
Established Vivien Mavropoulos & Associates 1995 - sole practitioner

Post Graduate
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

Community Work
Housing Commission - Salvation Army bread distribution 1990-1996

Voluntary Work
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;
Clayton Utz:

Women Liars
National Survey UK
5,000 women

Scotland's National Newspaper

96% of women are liars, honest

The Scotsman, Scotland's National Newspaper
December 2004

NINETEEN out of 20 women admit lying to their partners or husbands, a survey on attitudes to truth and relationships has found.

Eighty-three per cent owned up to telling "big, life-changing lies", with 13 per cent saying they did so frequently.

Half said that if they became pregnant by another man but wanted to stay with their partner, they would lie about the baby's real father.

Forty-two per cent would lie about contraception in order to get pregnant, no matter the wishes of their partner.

And an alarming 31 per cent said they would not tell a future partner if they had a sexual disease: this rises to 65 per cent among single women.