In July this year, lawyer Bill O’Shea was given honorary life membership of the Law Institute of Victoria.
Bill was a volunteer with Senior Rights Victoria in the early days of its establishment. He was a member of the Project Reference Group and participated in a focus group for SRV’s Assets for Care resource (which is still used today). He continues to advocate passionately for the rights of older people and to end elder abuse, as the current Chair of the LIV’s Elder Law Committee and long standing member of the Health and Elder Law Committees.
Some recent work the Elder Law Committee has been involved in include encouraging stamp duty exemptions in cases of elder abuse, improving the process for older people in the Magistrates’ Court for intervention orders matters, responding to the Royal Commission into Aged Care and investigating the criminalisation of elder abuse.
Bill O'Shea remains a staunch supporter of Seniors Rights Victoria and we were very pleased to see him recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria. Congratulations Bill!
Read more about the Law Institute Victoria's Legal Awards here