Our Pro Bono Practice

Pro bono is a fundamental part of Clayton Utz.

Our pro bono practice has always been about access to justice. We act for low income and disadvantaged people who cannot obtain Legal Aid, and for the not-for-profit organisations which support them, no matter where they are in Australia.

Clayton Utz is serious about pro bono best practice. We were the first large Australian law firm to establish an in house pro bono practice; the first to appoint a full-time pro bono partner; and the first to sign the National Pro Bono Target. Since 1997, our commitment to pro bono has helped to shape what it means to be a leading Australian law firm.

We are now the first law firm in Australia to provide 500,000 hours of pro bono assistance (and counting).

We have achieved this by focusing on our clients' needs; collaborating with the legal assistance sector and other pro bono colleagues; and making pro bono work part of each of our lawyers' everyday practice.

If you need pro bono assistance, please see here.

Who to Contact
David Hillard

David Hillard

Partner, Sydney.

Level 15, 1 Bligh Street Sydney NSW 2000, Australia


Email: dhillard@claytonutz.com

Telephone: +61 2 9353 4800

Fax: +61 2 8220 6700

15 years of our Pro Bono practice 2012

In 2012, we celebrated 15 years of our Pro Bono practice.

Read about our first 15 years here.