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Peter Seidel recognised as one of Australia’s finest pro bono partners

Native Title & Public Interest Law
034 12th Nov 2019

Public interest partner Peter Seidel is one of three finalists in this year’s Lawyers Weekly 'Pro bono Partner of the Year' Awards, in recognition of his “invaluable service to those who need it most”.

Peter’s nomination outlined the breadth and depth of Arnold Bloch Leibler’s support of public interest clients through the 2019 calendar year, including:

  • Assisting First Australians Capital to secure $30 million in capital for Aboriginal businesses and entrepreneurs in a ground-breaking agreement with a major financial institution - the first of its kind in Australia.
  • Advising the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group in its ground breaking work with the Victorian Government leading to the enactment of Australia’s first Treaty legislation, and
  • Supporting Insight Education Centre for the Blind and Visually Impaired to overcome challenges to its status as a specialist primary school that provides vision impaired students with the same opportunities as their sighted peers to excel academically, and unlock their true potential.

In the nomination, Peter explains that the firm’s “unique approach, shaped over the 25 years of our formalised pro-bono practice, is based on a ‘whole of partnership’ buy in approach, which means the practice covers all areas in which the firm practices in its fee paying work. Depending on the nature of the matter and the expertise required, the best team of willing and able lawyers from across the firm will work on pro-bono matters.”

Congratulations to the other finalists – Keith Rovers from MinterEllison and Sarah Morton-Ramwell from Ashurst. To view a full list of all 2020 finalists, click here

Winners in all categories will be announced next month. 

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