About Us

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is a global elite law firm headquartered in Asia. Our clients have access to approximately 750 partners and 3,000 lawyers across 28 international offices spanning Australia, China, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, the Middle East, Singapore, and the United States.

As one of only a few firms in the world able to practise People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Australian, US, English and a range of European laws, we are connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia. KWM is a full-service commercial law firm delivering a full range of transactional, financial and disputes capability.

KWM’s social impact programme, known as KWM Community Impact, deploys KWM’s expertise, experience and networks in a highly strategic and multi-layered approach to reduce inequality & poverty among young people, especially First Nations young people.

We devise and drive pro bono legal services, social mobility projects, skilled & community volunteering initiatives and philanthropy. The programme was formalised in 2001 and relaunched in 2018.

Our Community Impact Board

Berkeley Cox

Chief Executive Partner, Australia & Chair of Board

Dan Creasey

Head of Pro Bono & Community Impact

David Bell

Partner,
Brisbane

Amanda Engels

Partner,
Sydney

Tim Finlayson

Chief Operating Officer

Jo McAlpine

Head of Talent & Capability

Juliana Jorissen

Partner,
Perth

Darren McClafferty

Partner,
Melbourne

Diana Nicholson

Partner,
Melbourne

Helen Pearce

Executive Director, BD & Marketing

Moira Saville

Partner,
Sydney

Chris Wheeler

Partner & Deputy Chair of Board, Canberra

Our Community Impact Team

Dan Creasey

Head of Pro Bono & Community Impact

Chloe Johnco

Pro Bono,
National Manager

Megan Barnett-Smith

Community Impact, National Manager

Jane Timbs

Community Impact, National Advisor

Dusan Stevic

Pro Bono,
National Advisor

Danni Ivory

Community Impact
Assistant

Carlie Cohen

Community Impact
Assistant

Frances Leitch

Pro Bono & Community Impact Coordinator,
Sydney

Millie Dale

Pro Bono & Community Impact Coordinator, Sydney

Jane Muir Cottman

Pro Bono & Community Impact Coordinator,
Melbourne

James Russell

Pro Bono & Community Impact Coordinator,
Melbourne

Karen Litherland

Pro Bono & Community Impact Coordinator,
Brisbane

Charlotte Fenton

Pro Bono & Community Impact Coordinator,
Brisbane

Danika Kuczerepa

Pro Bono & Community Impact Coordinator,
Perth

Ashleigh De La Rosa

Pro Bono & Community Impact Coordinator, Perth

Fiona Thwaites

Pro Bono & Community Impact Coordinator,
Canberra

Jack Nelson

Pro Bono & Community Impact Coordinator,
Singapore

More of the team

Our Community Impact Ambassadors

Matthew Austin

Partner, Brisbane

Kristen Bowe

Partner, Brisbane

Paul Crawford

Partner, Canberra

Rachael Lewis

Partner, Canberra

Mark Beaufoy

Partner, Melbourne

Louis Chiam

Partner, Melbourne

Lisa Huett

Partner, Melbourne

Scott Langford

Partner, Melbourne

Joe Muraca

Partner, Melbourne

Sam Dundas

Partner, Perth

Heath Lewis

Partner, Perth

David Friedlander

Partner, Sydney

Francesca Giorlando

Partner, Sydney

Tim Klineberg

Partner, Sydney

Mark Upfold

Partner, Sydney

Sarah Yu

Partner, Sydney

Our Reconciliation
& Empowerment Leadership Group

Berkeley Cox

Chief Executive Partner and Chair, Community Impact Board

Dan Creasey

Head of Pro Bono & Community Impact

Sharron Anderson

Head of Strategy

Kellie Wade

National Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing Manager

Our Reconciliation
& Empowerment Ambassadors

Sally Audeyev

Partner, Perth

Annabel Griffin

Partner, Canberra

Peter Stirling

Partner, Melbourne

Scott Singleton

Partner, Brisbane

Travis Toemoe

Partner, Sydney

Our Reconciliation
& Empowerment Coordinators

Stephen Brightman

Senior Associate, Canberra

Rebecca Vieceli

Solicitor, Canberra

Anthony Di Gregorio

Solicitor, Melbourne

Kate King

People & Development Advisor, Melbourne

Aisling Scott

Solicitor, Brisbane

Dayne Kingsford

Solicitor, Brisbane

Emma Kay

Senior Associate, Perth

Bella Skuthorp

Solicitor, Perth
(Parental Leave)

Allison Warrier

Solicitor, Perth

Anne-Marie Sears

Communications Advisor, Sydney

Alison Thompson

Solicitor, Sydney

Bridget Butler

Solicitor Sydney

Capability Statement

I want to...

  • Pro bono legal services

    Obtain legal advice. Areas
    may include contracts, agreements, IP, employment, disputes, privacy

    Participate in legal education workshop

    Receive support for a legal clinic

    Boost capacity through a legal secondment

    Discuss law reform and advocacy

  • Social mobility

    Support young people in their education and employment endeavours

  • People

    Jointly hold a thought leadership event or discussion

    Discuss global justice challenges & new technology

  • Philanthropy

    Talk about workplace giving

    Explore a fundraising appeal

    Use your office space for a meeting or event

    Talk about scholarships for young people

    Talk about sponsorship opportunities

  • Skilled & Community Volunteering

    Source volunteers for a one-
    off project or an ongoing initiative

  • Reconciliation & Empowerment

    Join your
    reconciliation journey

    Receive guidance or support with our organisation’s RAP

  • Partnerships

    Discuss developing a community partnership
    to support our for-purpose organisation

... then please get in touch with us.

KWM has a broad and multi-layered range of assistance on offer. View all of our capabilities below.

View our full Capability Statement

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2022 Strategic Vision Reimagining Equal Justice

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Strategic Vision
Summary

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Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
(2020 to 2023)

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Indigenous Attraction, Employment & Retention Strategy (2020 to 2023)

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Theory of Change

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Capability Statement

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Poverty & Inequality

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