Community and Pro Bono.

Hamilton Locke’s Community and Pro Bono Program is our way of providing assistance where it may not otherwise be available.

Often what we do and what we can give cannot
be accessed by all members of the community.
This may be due to cost, circumstance or other
barriers. At Hamilton Locke, we believe it is our
responsibility to engage with the wider
community to break down these barriers and to
leverage our resources. Our commitment is to
make an impact in the community that is positive,
sustainable and meaningful.

The Hamilton Locke Community and Pro Bono
Program is comprised of two distinct branches to
maximise impact.

The Community Program focuses primarily on
handson support for the cause, whether through
workshops, mentoring, resources and other
inkind support.

The Pro Bono Program focuses on providing legal
advice in support of the organisation. In doing so,
we understand and celebrate our role as lawyers
to increase access to justice and give a voice to
those who are otherwise marginalised.

Our Key Partnerships.

The Hunger Project

The ultimate goal of The Hunger Project is to end world hunger by 2030. The Hunger Project shifts mindsets of individuals, so that they are empowered to build and run sustainable projects within their community, whether it may be a school or a business, for example.

The Hunger Project provides resources, such as education, microfinancing and health facilities to enable men, women and children and their projects to flourish, ultimately allowing them to break the cycle of poverty themselves.

The Hunger Project operates in 14 developing countries, including Ethiopia, Ghana, India and Peru. Our contribution focuses on supporting the organisation, whether that be reviewing and drafting contracts or providing brand exposure and fundraising opportunities.

Hamilton Locke has provided ongoing pro bono legal support to The Hunger Project in a range of areas, including property and general corporate advisory.

More information on The Hunger Project is available at their website here.

Want to find out more? Contact our Community and Pro Bono team at

Ocean Impact Organisation

Ocean Impact Organisation (OIO) is Australias first ocean impact ecosystem and startup accelerator, helping people start, grow, and invest in businesses that positively impact the ocean. Its mission is to create an abundant and sustainable ocean through inspiration, innovation, leadership and good business.

Launching in February 2020 and based in Manly, Sydney, Australia, OIO was founded by “business with purpose” entrepreneur Nick Chiarelli and award-winning environmentalist Tim Silverwood.

OIO has launched The Ocean Impact PitchFest 2020, calling for applications from startups and innovators working to create a positive impact on Planet Ocean. Pitchfest 2020 aims to discover, showcase and celebrate innovations and innovators with the passion, drive and potential to have a significant positive impact on Planet Ocean.

Hamilton Locke provides ongoing pro bono legal support to OIO in a range of areas, including general corporate advisory, intellectual property and technology.

More information on OIO is available at their website here.

Your Buddy Check

Working from home is the workplace of the

Your Buddy Check is a smart compliance systeto protect and maintain privacy of those living idomestic violence crises, coping with disability or suffering from mental health whilst working from home.

The system is built to enable colleagues and employers to check in on and provide necessary support to vulnerable groups through an app, integrated platform, organisation-wide policies and training.

It was founded by Mel Thomas, a former Australian of the Year nominee and CEO of the KYUP! Project, Australia’s leading violence prevention education program in schools.

More information on Your Budy Check is available at their website here.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we work, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, the Turrbal and Yuggera people and the Nyoongar people of the Wadjuk nation.

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