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…
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).
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…
Staff at Colin Biggers & Paisley have dedicated their last working hour of 2017 to the benefit of women and children escaping family violence.
$12,650 was raised for the Women’s Legal Service in New South Wales, Queensland, Far North Queensland and Victoria after staff donated their final working hour’s wage.
This year our lawyers completed almost 9,000 hours of pro bono work, helping those who are disadvantaged in the community make the justice system work for them. We give them a voice and ensure they are heard.
The Women’s Legal Service Victoria and the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation are pleased to announce the Inaugural Women’s Legal Breakfast in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Karen Iles has joined Colin Biggers & Paisley as the Director of Pro Bono and Responsible Business, based in the Sydney office.
The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation is pleased to announce that Georgie Turnbull and Ryan Godfrey are the joint winners of the 2017 Access To Justice Prize (#A2JPrize).
Over the past 10 weeks, the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation has hosted five students from the Thomas More Law School (TMLS) at Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Colin Biggers & Paisley is proud to support Share the Dignity’s fundraising raffle to help girls and women in need to access sanitary items, particularly women experiencing homelessness and women in domestic violence shelters.