Anika is a charity operating to help people access justice and improve their lives. Our phone number and address are on this website. Anika Legal is Anika’s legal practice. It can be contacted at [email protected]
Sometimes information may be collected for marketing, promotional, advocacy in specific legal cases, and similar purposes.
The legal practice collects information for the purpose of determining eligibility for our service and, where the individual is eligible, to provide legal services. It does so under a duty of confidentiality.
Marketing or promotional material may appear on blogs or social media fora. Any reference to an individual in these posts will only be made with that individual’s consent. In its legal casework, Anika corresponds with landlords, real estate agents, lawyers, courts and tribunals, and Office of Housing and other social housing workers about the particular circumstances of a client’s case. It only does so with that client’s authority and under a duty of confidentiality.
Anyone can request access to their personal information that we have collected. We will do our best to ensure it is accurate. Your request will be attended to promptly.
Proceedings at VCAT under the Residential Tenancies Act often require personal information such as your name, address, housing circumstances and more rarely, financial information in cases where you may be the applicant or respondent.
VCAT will often not allow your application if the above personal information is not provided.
If you are a client, we will return any original documents you may have provided to us in hard copy to you when your matter has been finalised. Copies of your documents (in electronic format) will remain on your file with us and will generally be kept for 7 years after the date that your file has been closed.