Gilbert + Tobin is proud to announce the appointment of four partners and two special counsel, effective 1 July 2015.
Darren Fittler joined Gilbert + Tobin in June 2004 and is the lead partner in the firm’s Charities + Social Sector Group (formerly Third Sector Advisory).
Darren specialises in the provision of legal assistance to charities and not-for-profit organisations including large and small charities, overseas aid agencies, community organisations, environmental and cultural organisations, corporate foundations, religious organisations and congregations, industry associations and private families and individuals.
Darren’s expertise in laws specific to charities and not-for-profit organisations and his generalist corporate and commercial law experience enables him to provide innovative, holistic, strategic and targeted legal advice and practical guidance. His key areas of experience are set out below.
Darren was the recipient of the 2014 Human Rights Commission Law Award in recognition of his long term commitment to assisting not-for-profit and charitable organisations. Darren is the author of two chapters in the Thomson Reuters NFP Best Practice Manual and the chapters on not-for-profit organisations and NSW incorporated associations in the NSW Lawyers Practice Manual. He sits on the NSW Attorney Generals Disability Advisory Council and also attended meetings at the United Nations in New York, helping in the development of an international convention on the rights of people with disability.
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