On 26 August 2017, 13 Colin Biggers & Paisley employees will set out on a 6 day trek through Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory to raise much needed funds for the Arts Law Centre.
Participating in the trek are Colin Biggers & Paisley's Managing Partner, Dunstan de Souza, and Deputy Managing Partner, Nick Crennan, as well as a number of partners, lawyers and support staff.
The legal practice seeks to raise at least $50,000 in the lead up to the trek, of which 100% of the proceeds go towards Artists in the Black, the signature initiative of Arts Law Centre.
In addition, Colin Biggers & Paisley will host art exhibitions in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne from 20 June to 22 June 2017 to showcase and sell the works of Ikuntji Arts Centre artists, promote the work of the Artists in the Black 'Adopt a Lawyer' program and Arts Law to our clients and staff. Each event will showcase a series of 30 paintings with the opportunity for guests to purchase.
The Arts Law Centre and the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation have formed a major partnership for the next 3 years to collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts organisations. The partnership has a specific focus on female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, in line with a common commitment to promoting and protecting the rights of women and helping them access quality legal services.
Underpinning this initiative is a focus on economic empowerment.
Head of Pro Bono & Responsible Business at Colin Biggers & Paisley, Daniel Creasey, said "in addition to raising critical funds for Artists in the Black, the Top End Challenge is also designed to promote greater awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditions, customs and ways of life, particularly issues relating to economic empowerment and sustainability. The Top End Challenge is also a means for our people, our family, our clients and our community to learn more about the work of Artists in the Black, thereby generating ongoing support."
For more information please contact Grace Miller on 02 8281 4658 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Colin Biggers & Paisley
Colin Biggers & Paisley was founded over a century ago. Today we are a legal practice with 68 partners and 450 employees. We are highly regarded for our expertise in construction, insurance, property, government, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, employment and safety, planning and environment, restructuring and insolvency, transport and logistics. We act for major corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, government departments and individuals. We have both the capacity and the expertise to deliver on complex national and multinational projects.
Colin Biggers & Paisley is based in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, with associated firms in Adelaide and Perth. Through our affiliation with ADVOC Asia, ADVOC International, ADVOC Europe and ADVOC Latin America, as well as our close association with Dubai law firm LutfiCBP, we are able to offer access to quality legal advice around the globe.
We launched the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation in 2015, with a core focus on promoting and protecting the rights of women and children in Australia and abroad through an innovative mix of pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions.