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How to Use This Handbook


This Handbook is intended to be accessible to everyone. The search function will hopefully help to take you where you need to go. And if you need legal advice, look at our website for our evening legal clinics (currently suspended during COVID-19 closure).

The Tasmanian Law Handbook is an introduction to the law for people who would like to know more about the law. They could be coming into contact with the legal system, or be facing a neighbourhood dispute, or a disagreement with government; they might just be looking to know more about the law.

This handbook is intended to be accessible to anyone who needs to know more about how the law might affect their life. The handbook has been divided into a number of sections to address the subjects that most commonly arise as issues for people. This includes such topic areas as ‘Housing’, ‘Government’, ‘Community’, and ‘Criminal Law’.

The information contained here is not intended to be a replacement for legal advice, it is a resource to help inform people of the law. The handbook serves as an introduction to the law in Tasmania for everyone. For legal advice, please look to the Legal Assistance chapter in this section, where the contact details for free legal advice services are provided, as well as law firms specialising in different areas of the law.

Author information

The handbook staff are the updating author: Manoj Fernando and ongoing editor-in-chief: Lucy Smejkal.

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Page last updated 21/05/2020

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