Corporate Citizenship

We have always taken corporate citizenship seriously. That’s why, since our inception in 1988, we have made and kept a commitment to pro bono services for marginalised and disadvantaged people, Reconciliation for Australia’s Indigenous peoples and protecting the environment and reducing our environmental footprint.

ENVIRONMENT
RECONCILIATION

We actively engage with the social and environmental impacts of our operations.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program specifically focuses on three streams – community, reconciliation and the environment. Through these programs we:

  • Work to ensure the justice system is accessible to everyone by helping parts of the community who cannot afford legal assistance;
  • Monitor, improve and report on our environmental performance to our key clients, and to the public;
  • Commit with our suppliers of goods and services to achieve better environmental and social sustainability by managing our procurement processes;
  • Maintain an open work place where staff are encouraged to commit to causes, and provide the flexibility to enable them to do that.

We report on our CSR performance in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines. The GRI Guidelines report on sustainability performance in relation to economic, environmental and social performance outcomes.

We continue to look for ways to improve our contribution as a responsible corporate citizen.

THE WOMEN'S CIRCLE
WOMEN AT G+T
OUT AT G+T

We are committed to taking actions that make Gilbert + Tobin a diverse and inclusive workforce.

We know that including diverse people in our firm makes us stronger. We find that more diverse groups of people bring different, valuable perspectives to our problem solving.

Embracing and celebrating the difference in our people is embedded in our culture at Gilbert + Tobin.

At Gilbert + Tobin, pro bono is a vital part of what we do and who we are. We are proud proponents of social justice for everyone, and focus on providing advice and support to marginalised and disadvantaged people.

We have a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations, people with disabilities, refugees and human rights matters. We work tirelessly to ensure our services are accessible to people who need them, both in the cities and in rural and remote Australia.

Gilbert + Tobin is a pro bono pioneer. Pro bono has been a feature of our practice since the firm’s beginning in 1988, and in 1996 we became the first firm in Australia to appoint a full-time, in house pro bono lawyer. We now have two full-time pro bono partners, Michelle Hannon and Anne Cregan.

Pro bono is not just the domain of Michelle and Anne’s team – pro bono work is undertaken by lawyers across the firm. In 2018-19, the firm completed more than 20,844 hours of pro bono work at an average of 53.1 hours per lawyer, conservatively valued at $10.6 million.

Corporate Social Responsibility

ENVIRONMENT
RECONCILIATION

We actively engage with the social and environmental impacts of our operations.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program specifically focuses on three streams – community, reconciliation and the environment. Through these programs we:

  • Work to ensure the justice system is accessible to everyone by helping parts of the community who cannot afford legal assistance;
  • Monitor, improve and report on our environmental performance to our key clients, and to the public;
  • Commit with our suppliers of goods and services to achieve better environmental and social sustainability by managing our procurement processes;
  • Maintain an open work place where staff are encouraged to commit to causes, and provide the flexibility to enable them to do that.

We report on our CSR performance in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines. The GRI Guidelines report on sustainability performance in relation to economic, environmental and social performance outcomes.

We continue to look for ways to improve our contribution as a responsible corporate citizen.

Diversity

THE WOMEN'S CIRCLE
WOMEN AT G+T
OUT AT G+T

We are committed to taking actions that make Gilbert + Tobin a diverse and inclusive workforce.

We know that including diverse people in our firm makes us stronger. We find that more diverse groups of people bring different, valuable perspectives to our problem solving.

Embracing and celebrating the difference in our people is embedded in our culture at Gilbert + Tobin.

Pro Bono

At Gilbert + Tobin, pro bono is a vital part of what we do and who we are. We are proud proponents of social justice for everyone, and focus on providing advice and support to marginalised and disadvantaged people.

We have a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations, people with disabilities, refugees and human rights matters. We work tirelessly to ensure our services are accessible to people who need them, both in the cities and in rural and remote Australia.

Gilbert + Tobin is a pro bono pioneer. Pro bono has been a feature of our practice since the firm’s beginning in 1988, and in 1996 we became the first firm in Australia to appoint a full-time, in house pro bono lawyer. We now have two full-time pro bono partners, Michelle Hannon and Anne Cregan.

Pro bono is not just the domain of Michelle and Anne’s team – pro bono work is undertaken by lawyers across the firm. In 2018-19, the firm completed more than 20,844 hours of pro bono work at an average of 53.1 hours per lawyer, conservatively valued at $10.6 million.