Ashurst helps establish emergency refuge for at-risk youth

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Ashurst has helped establish an emergency refuge for at-risk youth.

The legal giant advised Melbourne City Mission, a not-for-profit focused on helping disadvantaged people and communities, on the establishment of Frontyard, an emergency refuge for homeless youth.

Located at King Street in the Victorian capital city, Frontyard will be operating 24 hours a day to house up to 18 youth. It will also provide services that help youth toward a safer and more secure life, Ashurst said.

The global firm said that it provided both strategic and on-the-ground legal advice on all aspects of the project, including on planning, construction, real estate, and funding.

“It has been a great privilege for Ashurst to have assisted Melbourne City Mission on the Frontyard project. Melbourne City Mission in conjunction with the Property Industry Foundation have successfully delivered a vitally important resource to at-risk youth in Melbourne. We are proud to have worked on the legal aspects and feel that this kind of facility is something that will really make a difference,” said partner Jason Cornwall-Jones.

Cornwall-Jones, who heads the firm’s real estate practice in Melbourne, was supported by partner Grant Rowlands and senior associates Melissa Molloy, Gaby Stach, and Sophie Osborn.