In August last year, Sydney law firm Levitt Robinson was advertising for residents of any retirement village who felt aggrieved with the operator of a village to contact them, with the possibility of starting a class action. Fairfax journalist Adele Ferguson reported on them doing an information event at a Melbourne Aveo village.
That became part of last week’s expose, followed by a formal statement by Levitt Robinson that it will lead a class action against Aveo, asking residents and families to join in.
Now Maddens Lawyers are encouraging residents and family or friends of former residents living in Aveo retirement villages to contact them as they launch an “investigation” into the operator.
The firm released a statement last Thursday calling on residents to register for free using a toll free number or online form if they think they may have a case for legal action.
“Maddens Lawyers has significant experience in assisting large groups of people who have suffered financial loss and other damages. We have recovered millions of dollars of compensation in Supreme Court class action proceedings including as a result of the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfire and the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires,” its website reads.
Clearly they also see another opportunity to make a buck.