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LAWYERS

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Claudia Grimberg Lawyers is a Melbourne law firm specialising in child protection, youth crime, and intervention orders.

We are Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialists in Children’s Law, and members of Victoria Legal Aid’s exclusive child protection, summary crime and family violence panels.

Our committed and capable lawyers will explain what is happening and what your options are in easy to understand terms.

We provide representation in all city and regional courts

We will fight for your rights

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/ services

Listen to what you say and advocate for you in court

Help you negotiate with DOHHS workers and the police

Answer your questions about your rights and the law

We can determine if you are eligible for Legal Aid funding.

If you are not eligible for legal aid we charge set fees.

We offer a FREE 30 minute consultation

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/ our lawyers

CLAUDIA GRIMBERG

Claudia Grimberg is the principal lawyer at Claudia Grimberg Lawyers. She was accredited as a Law Institute of Victoria Specialist in Children’s Law in 2012. She has worked exclusively in matters involving child protection, youth crime and intervention orders for over 20 years. Prior to that, she represented adult clients in the Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts. She earned her combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University in 1989. Claudia Grimberg is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and a member of Victoria Legal Aid specialist panels.

Professional Membership

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Law Institute of Victoria Children’s Law Specialisation Committee
  • Victoria Legal Aid Specialist Panels:
    • Summary Crime
    • Child Protection
    • Family Violence

BRENDAN ANNEAR

Brendan Annear is a senior associate at Claudia Grimberg Lawyers. Brendan has experience in complex criminal matters having appeared in bail applications, pleas of guilty, contested hearings and appeals in the Magistrates, Children’s and County Court of Victoria. Brendan has also acted as instructing solicitor in a number of matters to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. He appears daily in the Children’s Court of Victoria in both the Family and Criminal Division. Brendan is a member of the Victoria Legal Aid Child Protection Panel and was accredited as a Law Institute of Victoria Specialist in Children’s Law in 2018. Brendan holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from La Trobe University. He also completed a Post Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the Australian National University.

Professional Membership

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Law Institute of Victoria Children’s Law Specialisation Committee
  • Victoria Legal Aid Specialist Panels:
    • Summary Crime
    • Child Protection
    • Family Violence

NATALIE TENAGLIA

Natalie Tenaglia is a senior associate at Claudia Grimberg Lawyers. In 2018 Natalie was accredited as a Law Institute of Victoria Specialist in Children’s Law. She is also a member of the Victoria Legal Aid Specialist Child Protection Panel. Natalie regularly appears in youth crime, adult crime, child protection and intervention order matters in the Children’s and Magistrates’ Courts. She has experience in County and Supreme Court trials and appeals. She has also instructed in an appeal in the High Court of Australia. Natalie graduated from her Bachelor of Business in 2009 and her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2012. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Leo Cussen Institute.

Professional Membership

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Law Institute of Victoria Children and Youth Issues Committee
  • Victoria Legal Aid Specialist Panels:
    • Summary Crime
    • Child Protection
    • Family Violence

DANIELLE KEOGH

Danielle Keogh is a senior associate at Claudia Grimberg Lawyers. She has over 10 years experience appearing as an advocate in youth crime, adult crime, child protection and intervention order matters in the Children’s, Magistrates’ and County Courts. Danielle has experience in appearing in complex criminal matters and has had carriage of numerous County and Supreme Court trials and appeals. Danielle holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from Flinders University.

LIBBY JEDWAB

Libby Jedwab is a lawyer at Claudia Grimberg Lawyers. She completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Monash University in 2017. After completing a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law in March 2018, Libby was admitted to legal practice in June 2018. Libby commenced working at Claudia Grimberg Lawyers as a paralegal in 2016. While studying, Libby also volunteered and completed placements at a number of Community Legal Centres.

RACHEL TAMIR

Rachel Tamir is a lawyer at Claudia Grimberg Lawyers. Rachel appears regularly in Children’s Court matters. Rachel has previously worked as a lawyer in family law at a Community Legal Centre. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from Leo Cussens. Rachel was admitted to legal practice in August 2016.

Currently on leave.

Jessica Crawford

Jessica Crawford is a lawyer at Claudia Grimberg Lawyers. She completed a Juris Doctor degree at Monash University in 2019, holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law as of October 2020 and was admitted to legal practice in December 2020. Jessica started working at Claudia Grimberg Lawyers after completing a placement in October 2020. Jessica volunteers at two Community Legal Centres in Melbourne.

Joanne Lau

Joanne Lau is a senior associate at Claudia Grimberg Lawyers. Joanne appears predominantly in child protection and intervention order matters in the Children’s Court of Victoria. She has previously appeared for the prosecution in child protection matters and worked in legal and non-legal (policy) roles in Victoria, interstate, and overseas. Joanne was formerly a research associate at the Family Court of Australia. Joanne is an accredited Law Institute of Victoria Specialist in Children’s Law and a member of the Victoria Legal Aid Child Protection Panel and Family Violence (intervention order) Panel. Joanne completed a Bachelor of Arts and Laws (Honours) and a Masters of International Law and Development at The University of Melbourne.

/ contact us

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 PO Box 13169 Law Courts VIC 8010

Suite 204, 87 Gladstone Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205

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FAX 03 9645 9245

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