We're saddened and overwhelmed by the continuing bushfire crisis affecting so many Australians right now. As a firm, we are offering our support in a number of ways.
Both before and after Christmas, we made donations to the Australian Red Cross, who are providing critical support to the evacuation, relief and rehoming effort. We are also matching donations our people make to the Australian Red Cross bushfire appeal.
The aftermath of a crisis like this is long and complicated, with legal help needs emerging gradually in the weeks and months of recovery. We are working with Justice Connect who are leading the pro bono aspect of the integrated bushfire legal help initiative which involves legal aid in NSW and Victoria, the community legal centre peak bodies and the law society/law institute, as well as the bar in each state. They have made their Pro Bono Portal available which matches unmet legal needs with pro bono service providers across their network, including Allens.
We are also working closely with staff affected by the crisis to provide them with a range of support.
Our thoughts are with all those affected.
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Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 40 offices in 28 countries around the world.