Pro Bono is a fundamental part of Clayton Utz

Access to justice.  We're committed. 

We are serious about pro bono best practice. Clayton Utz was the first Foundation Signatory to the Australian Pro Bono Centre's National Pro Bono Target and has always exceeded the Target.  Since 1997, we have provided 815,416 hours of pro bono legal work to low-income and vulnerable people who cannot obtain Legal Aid, and for the not-for-profits which support them.  We have been named three times as one of the world's 10 leading pro bono firms, and were awarded Who's Who Legal Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year in London in 2019.

At Clayton Utz, pro bono work is part of every lawyer's everyday practice.  It is real legal work, given billable hour credit and built into lawyers' performance assessments and eligibility for bonuses and promotions.  Pro bono work is challenging, diverse and far-reaching, and we see the real difference that our work makes to our clients' lives.

Here is a snapshot of our practice in FY22:


Pro Bono FY22 snapshot