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WHO WE ARE

The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation exists to promote and protect the rights of women and children in Australia.

To ensure maximum impact, the Foundation brings together our entire community offering and is comprised of three streams – pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions.

We consider all requests for pro bono legal services, professional and general volunteering, community project assistance and in-kind support. Our Foundation does not consider applications for grants or general philanthropic donations.

 

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INFORMATION GATHERING
AND SHARING

We research legal issues affecting women and children in Australia and abroad to understand key problems more fully and contribute to a framework for coordination and change. We have also joined a community of partners (both internally and externally), through a collaborative platform, to gather and share information.

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ALIGNMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS

We align our resources to lead or support projects underpinned by a commitment to promote and protect the rights of women and children and in turn, we have established partnerships and relationships with key NGOs, charities, clearinghouses and community legal centres around the globe. Where possible, we encourage our commercial clients to participate in our programs and projects.

SERVICES AND SUPPORT

We provide a wide range of legal services to
individuals and organisations, including legal advice, legal analysis and research, policy advice, secondments, legal clinics, advocacy, strategic litigation, law reform and capacity workshops. We also provide a range of non-legal support including professional and community volunteering, in-kind support, structured mentoring, internships, corporate donations, fundraising, sponsorships, conference support, awareness raising and thought leadership.

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STRONG PARTNERSHIPS

We aim to use our resources in an interconnected and holistic way to ensure maximum impact for our community partners. Put another way, we aim to do more for fewer clients.

IMPACT

To review, revise, evaluate and monitor our services and support to assess outcomes and impact. We published our first Impact Report in 2017. Click Here to download.

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20,158.60

PRO BONO
HOURS

904.60

VOLUNTEERING
HOURS

$511,314.00

CONTRIBUTIONS

NCARA LAW FIRM PARTNERSHIP

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Eight law firms have partnered with the NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Regional Alliances (NCARA) to support local decision making and capacity building. Allens Linklaters, Ashurst, Clayton Utz, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Gilbert + Tobin, Hall & Wilcox, HWL Ebsowrth, and Sparke Helmore recently signed individual Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with NCARA and respective individual Aboriginal regional alliances to commence free legal work as part of the NSW Government’s Local Decision Making (LDM) initiative. Local Decision Making (LDM) is part of OCHRE, the NSW Government’s community focussed plan for Aboriginal affairs. LDM is underpinned by the principle of self-determination and aims…

COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE ARTS LAW CENTRE OF AUSTRALIA’S ARTISTS IN THE BLACK PROGRAM

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In August a team of people from Colin Biggers & Paisley, led by Managing Partner, Nick Crennan, Director of Pro Bono and Responsible Business, Karen Iles and the Arts Law Centre of Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Robyn Ayres will be traveling to Central Australia to trek more than 50 km of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Watarrka (Kings Canyon).

COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY AWARDED FOR PRO BONO WORK

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Recently, our pro bono program was recognized with two awards from the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY NO LONGER PURCHASING PLASTIC BOTTLES OF WATER

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Today is World Water Day, a day to focus our attention on the importance of water. Access to clean, drinkable water is something we often take for granted in Australia. According to the United Nations, more than 2 billion people are currently living in countries that are experiencing excess water stress, which is the classification for when the ecological demand for water is not being met. The Sustainable Development Goals include targets for improving access to clean water and sanitation by 2030, particularly for women and girls whose health, education and livelihood can be affected by scarce and unsanitary water…

NCARA LAW FIRM PARTNERSHIP

| HOME PAGE ARTICLES, PRO BONO, Uncategorized | No Comments

Eight law firms have partnered with the NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Regional Alliances (NCARA) to support local decision making and capacity building. Allens Linklaters, Ashurst, Clayton Utz, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Gilbert + Tobin, Hall & Wilcox, HWL Ebsowrth, and Sparke Helmore recently signed individual Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with NCARA and respective individual Aboriginal regional alliances to commence free legal work as part of the NSW Government’s Local Decision Making (LDM) initiative. Local Decision Making (LDM) is part of OCHRE, the NSW Government’s community focussed plan for Aboriginal affairs. LDM is underpinned by the principle of self-determination and aims…

COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE ARTS LAW CENTRE OF AUSTRALIA’S ARTISTS IN THE BLACK PROGRAM

| CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS, HOME PAGE ARTICLES, PRO BONO | No Comments

In August a team of people from Colin Biggers & Paisley, led by Managing Partner, Nick Crennan, Director of Pro Bono and Responsible Business, Karen Iles and the Arts Law Centre of Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Robyn Ayres will be traveling to Central Australia to trek more than 50 km of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Watarrka (Kings Canyon).

COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY AWARDED FOR PRO BONO WORK

| AWARDS AND RECOGNITION, HOME PAGE ARTICLES, PRO BONO | No Comments

Recently, our pro bono program was recognized with two awards from the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

COLIN BIGGERS & PAISLEY NO LONGER PURCHASING PLASTIC BOTTLES OF WATER

| BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS, HOME PAGE ARTICLES | No Comments

Today is World Water Day, a day to focus our attention on the importance of water. Access to clean, drinkable water is something we often take for granted in Australia. According to the United Nations, more than 2 billion people are currently living in countries that are experiencing excess water stress, which is the classification for when the ecological demand for water is not being met. The Sustainable Development Goals include targets for improving access to clean water and sanitation by 2030, particularly for women and girls whose health, education and livelihood can be affected by scarce and unsanitary water…