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Thomas Mathew is one of the three finalists in the young executive male category for IEC Awards. The winner will be announced on 19th November at a Gala dinner in Sofitel

Thomas Mathew is a Director/Lawyer of Unite Legal which was established in November 2015. Unite Legal is a general law practice that deals with Family Law, Intervention Orders, Criminal Law, Wills and Probate, Conveyancing, Traffic Infringements, Commercial Litigation and other areas of law. Thomas appears in court regularly and has developed a large client base from the African, Middle Eastern and the Asian Community.

Also the CEO of Australian Institute of Professional Practice (AIPP) that delivers courses such as First Aid, CPR, Certificate 111 in Early Childhood Education and Care, Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and other courses, Thomas ensures community service is an integral part of his daily life.

Thomas is also the Director of LM Institute, which delivers courses on anger management and saying no to violence that can assist individuals to learn from their past mistakes and turn over a new leaf with the assistance of qualified trainers/ mentors.

Thomas has also been tasked recently to give a talk on Family Violence and Wills & Probate by The Overseas Cultural Congress Inc. He is also involved in assisting financially disadvantaged clients with legal advise whenever required by the community leaders. “I have established relationships with the Iraqi, Somalian, Eritrean, South Sudan and Egyptian communities and previously volunteered in Footscray Community Legal Centre and South Port Community Legal Centre,” says Thomas, who is a member of the Refugee Council of Victoria, Celebrate India Victoria, Malayalee Association of Victoria and Asian Australian Lawyers Association.

At the age of 29, Thomas has established himself as excellent court advocate conversant too in five languages—English, Malay, Indonesian, Tamil and Malayalam (conversational).

 

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