Lawyer Stephen Page’s Nepal Trek for Domestic Violence update

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Lawyer Stephen Page’s Nepal Trek for Domestic Violence update Exclusive!

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Stephen Page for | 26 September 2011

Our Expert Opinion Panel legal contributor Stephen Page left Australia on 17 September leading a group of would be trekkers bound for Nepal. The travellers are trekking to aid the tiny but award winning domestic and workplace violence charity Australia’s CEO Challenge.

When Stephen is not a busy family lawyer with Harrington Family Lawyers in Brisbane, he is out pursuing his causes, which are all about ensuring that people are treated equally and with dignity. Stephen is passionate about being a family lawyer, because it is all about helping people, especially giving clients a sense of self-worth and dignity.

It is for these reasons that Stephen has for over 20 years been active in helping stop domestic violence and for the last 19 years helped LGBTI clients.

Stephen got roped into the trek because of his role as Deputy Chair of Australia’s CEO Challenge. Despite everyone else on the trek, including several refuge workers, being extremely excited to go, Stephen was not. “I have asthma and a fundamental fear of heights. Somehow I have been talked into trekking up mountains in Nepal. Go figure! We all have fears to conquer, and this will be part of my process. Women who are separating from violent partners are some of the bravest people I know. My fears pale into insignificance compared to theirs. They inspire me,” Stephen said.

Stephen aims to learn more about how women are treated in Nepal and Thailand and about how LGBTI issues are tackled. “According to all reports, domestic violence in Nepal is terrible. I hope that these reports are wrong,” he said.

More can be found out about the trek here: or at Stephen’s Facebook page and Twitter feed:!/stephenpagelaw

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Stephen Page is a partner of Harrington Family Lawyers, one of Brisbane’s oldest boutique family law firms, and is also a member of the Expert Opinion Panel. Admitted in 1987, Stephen has been an accredited family law specialist since 1996. A co-founder of a domestic violence service, Stephen has been a member since 1999 of a committee for a court based domestic violence service and since 2008 a board member of a charity linking business with the domestic violence sector…read more of Stephen Page’s Profile here

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