“We act for clients who are doing worthwhile things. They conduct themselves in an ethical manner. Their purpose, their rationale, their goals are ethical. They seek our assistance because their focus is on the good they aim to achieve. When we accept their instructions we commit to their objectives. There’s a lot of respect in the way they deal with third parties and we honour that attitude in providing our services.”
- Josephine Heesh, Associate
Our firm’s background and experience in the not for profit space, or “third sector” are unmatched within this country.
We have advised many not-for-profits, including indigenous groups, churches and religious organisations, aged care providers, hospitals and schools. We have vast experience providing not-for-profits with the entire suite of legal services, including advice on contracts, property transactions, investments, joint ventures, employment law, litigation, intellectual property and corporate governance.
We have helped many of our not-for-profit clients to incorporate or restructure their internal operations to be better equipped for the years ahead. We’ve created solid governance systems to make them more resilient and helped them establish best practice protocols governing relationships with clients, suppliers and staff.
We’re practiced at negotiating with tax authorities on behalf of not-for-profit clients over tax exemption and deductibility matters. We can also assist with the establishment of tax deductible funds for purposes such as scholarships.
Our team has assisted many not-for-profits with litigation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. We have extensive experience in dealing with discovery and interrogatories and we are used to dealing with the media attention that some cases attract.
We have the skill to act in sensitive situations, such as acting on professional misconduct issues and historical complaints. In these situations we have always aimed to achieve reconciliation and lasting, sustainable resolutions.
We stand on our record of doing legal work of the highest calibre, supporting our clients during traumatic and unprecedented events, resolving disputes with significant adversaries in a lasting, endurable way and acting with the utmost integrity at all times.
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