Kott Gunning Lawyers has an official pro bono policy overseen by a committee. The community benefits from the skills, talents and resources of the firm and its people being available to those who would otherwise not have access to them. Our firm and its people benefit by having the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the community in which we live and work.
Kott Gunning Lawyers regularly undertakes pro bono work for disadvantaged people who cannot afford legal services, non-profit organisations working for such people, or for the public good on matters of broad public or community concern.
Kott Gunning provides pro bono support to –
Cancer Council WA
Sussex Street Community Law Services
Royal Association of Justices of Western Australia Inc
Australian Special Air Services Inc
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation
WA Industrial Relations Commission
Our wills and estates team supports the pro bono Australian Red Cross and Salvation Army Wills days with Greg Mohen, David Miller and Claire Hawke-Gundill having created hundreds of Wills over the years with all monies going to the charities and hopefully through projects like “live on” providing the opportunity for people to create lasting change for disadvantaged and marginalised Australians for generations to come by leaving a gift in their Will.
Kott Gunning lawyers is proud to be a signatory to the National Pro Bono Target, joining a community of over 160 law firms (including the 25 largest firms in Australia), sole practitioners and barristers. We are committed to undertaking at least 35 hours of pro bono legal work per lawyer per year.
Kott Gunning is a proud supporter of the Telethon Kids Institute providing pro bono legal assistance. Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute’s vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of children through excellence in research.
In 2016 the Institute launched the Fiona Stanley Circle – a special group of benefactors who have included the Institute among the causes provided for in their Wills.
“What I know for certain is that the work of child health research is never done. We make important strides forward in one area, only to find that natural and social environments are ever-changing and can make kids unwell in new and distressing ways. If we care about children, which we do, there is enough research to keep us occupied until the end of history. I am really very grateful the Fiona Stanley Circle exists to support that research, and am pleased to contribute not only my name, but also a gift in my Will.”
Fiona Stanley, Bequestor
For a handy “how to make a bequest guide” please go to the Fiona Stanley Circle webpage or contact Kott Gunning’s estate planning lawyer Claire Hawke-Gundill. No matter the size of your bequest, as a member of the Fiona Stanley Circle, contributors are welcomed as a valued member of the wider Telethon Kids family and given an exclusive view into the ground-breaking work the organisation is doing through regular updates, as well as opportunities to meet the Institute’s leading researchers.
For more information about the work of Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute and the Fiona Stanley Circle go to http://telethonkids.org.au/
Kott Gunning Lawyers is also a Silver Sponsor of the annual JLT Cocktail Fundraiser to recognise and support the Telethon Kids Institute.