Sunday, 20 October 2019
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Supporting the Community

Legal advice that makes business work – and contributes to the working of our society as a whole too.


Our role as a good corporate citizen is not one that we take lightly. Nor is it expressed in glib terms of a generic nature.


Rather we point to specific examples of how we give back and support the society that provides us with the opportunities for success. We also seek to learn about success from those who achieve in fields different to our own.



Work in the Community and Pro Bono Advice

25th Bega Cheese Corporate Event – Partner David Ferguson and Senior Associate Li-Jean Chew participated in the 25th Bega Cheese Corporate Event which was held on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2016 in Bega on the NSW South Coast. The event brought together over 250 visitors representing companies with interests in the dairy industry. The event includes a day of various activities and a dinner that raises money for local charities. This year attendees could choose to play golf, go fishing or play bare foot bowls. An auction and raffle at the dinner raised approximately $174,000 to assist the construction of a carer's facility at the newly built Bega Hospital (Community Carers Accommodation South East Inc (CCASE)). On the back of this fundraising effort, the Federal and NSW Governments have also committed to additional funding that will ensure that the facility to house parents and other carers supporting patients at the hospital is built - a fantastic result.


Tatura 200 Charity Bike Ride and Walk – Addisons continues to provide sponsorship to the Tatura 200 Charity Bike Ride and Walk, now in its eighth year.

In addition to sponsorship Addisons partner David Ferguson takes part in the event as one of more than 400 competitors who ride in hot and blustery conditions during November.

Leading the Tatura team is Chairman Barry Irvin who is also chairman of parent company Bega Cheese.


A photograph of the Tatura Team from a recent event can be seen here.

Childrens’ Medical Research Institute – as well as providing regular legal advice for CMRI, Addisons plays a significant role each year in the fundraising activities of Jeans for Genes day. Our lawyers and staff go into the streets of Sydney selling badges on behalf of CMRI and regularly raise significant donations through their persuasive skills.

Further information about CMRI can be found at

The Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology – partner Jamie Nettleton sits on the Commercialisation Committee of the Centenary Institute. The Centenary Institute is an independent leader in medical research seeking improved treatments and cures for cancer, cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Further information can be found at

The Tatura 200 – Addisons is a sponsor of the Tatura 200, a charity bike ride held in the Goulburn Valley each year to raise funds for local community charities. One of our partners, David Ferguson regularly competes in the 200 kilometre event. Further information on the Tatura 200 can be found at

Giant Steps – Addisons is a sponsor of a number of fundraising activities. Giant Steps is a not for profit organisation that provides services to children with autism and their families including a school and community college for young adults. Further details about Giant Steps can be found at


Glaucoma Australia, Inc. – partner Daniel Goldberg has served as Council member of Glaucoma Australia since 2007. Glaucoma Australia is the peak glaucoma awareness/education/support association in Australia, and aims to minimise visual disability from Glaucoma. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Further information can be found at


Wolper Jewish Hospital – partner Daniel Goldberg is an honorary board member of Wolper Jewish Hospital. The Hospital is a non-denominational, not-for-profit community hospital, specialising in medical care, rehabilitation and palliative care. Further information can be found at