Colin Biggers & Paisley appoints lawyer Leanne Ho as Pro Bono and Responsible Business Consultant

Leanne Ho has joined Colin Biggers & Paisley on a 12-month contract as Pro Bono and Responsible Business Consultant, based in the Sydney office.

Leanne has dedicated her career as a lawyer to pro bono and social justice work and has developed considerable expertise and experience in this sector. “I advocate for human rights and social justice because I believe that a more equal society, where people can access the legal system to resolve their legal problems, is a better society for everyone”, Leanne explains. “I love working in collaboration with my colleagues and with community and client partners towards this goal.”

Leanne was recently with Henry Davis York where she successfully grew that firm’s pro bono practice, achieving its pro bono target by developing strategic partnerships with community and corporate client partners. Prior to that she was a Senior Policy Advisor for the Australian Pro Bono Centre developing innovative programs and projects to encourage growth in pro bono legal services provided by the legal profession in Australia. She has also worked for the United Nations where she was an International Legal Adviser, advising the Head of the United Nations Missions in Liberia and Kosovo on a wide range of diverse and complex legal, international human rights, contractual and UN administrative law matters.

Daniel Creasey, Partner and Head of Colin Biggers & Paisley’s Pro Bono and Responsible Business, said: “Leanne is extremely well respected in Australia and abroad and I am delighted that she has accepted a role with us.”

Leanne is excited about joining Colin Biggers & Paisley, which she sees as a dynamic, growing firm which embraces change and values diversity. “It has such a strong pro bono and responsible business culture, integrated into every area of its operation and clearly supported by its leadership”, said Leanne. “I have been thoroughly impressed with the work of the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation and am thrilled to now be in a position to strengthen its impact.”

For more information, please contact Daniel Creasey at Daniel.creasey@cbp.com.au.