David Hillard

Clayton Utz
Partner Sydney

In a field replete with outstanding pro bono practices from across the globe, Clayton Utz once again distinguished itself…The way in which pro bono work is made intrinsic to the firm’s working practice really stood out.

– Who's Who Legal, Pro Bono Firm of the Year, London


Appointed as the firm's first Pro Bono Partner in 2005, David has built Clayton Utz to become one of the world's leading pro bono firms, where advice and representation for low-income people who cannot obtain Legal Aid, and for the not-for-profit organisations which support them, is part of every lawyer's everyday practice.

David does not accept direct requests for pro bono assistance. If you need legal help, please click here.

Notable Work
  • For recent examples of our pro bono work, please click here.
  • A long-time advocate for the importance of recognising pro bono work as an inherent professional responsibility of being admitted to practise law.
  • Part of almost every significant pro bono policy reform in Australia over the last twenty five years.
  • Working collaboratively with community legal and other not-for-profits, with government, and with colleagues in the legal profession, to ensure that Pro Bono practice is responsive to community need and supportive of an effective community legal sector.
  • Pursuing innovative compensation remedies for victims of slavery in Australia.
  • Seeking justice for complainants in sexual harassment, discrimination and employment cases under Federal and State laws.
  • Championing the development of Health Justice Partnerships in Australia, and a founding Board Member of Health Justice Australia.
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