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McCullough Robertson partner to head up firm’s pro bono offering

East coast-based firm McCullough Robertson has named one of its senior partners as its new pro bono partner, as the practice heads towards its centenary.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 22 May 2024 Big Law
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Tim Longwill (pictured) is set to serve as McCullough Robertson’s (McR) pro bono partner following his recent celebration of 25 years at the firm.

He commenced at McR in mid-1999 as a senior associate and joined the partnership in 2005.

He has, the firm said in a statement, “actively participated” in its pro bono program throughout his career, providing advice to not-for-profits (NFP) and charitable boards on employment and industrial-related matters. He is a management committee member for LawRight, a not-for-profit community legal centre, which was established in 2001 with McR as a founding member.


The news follows the firm’s hiring of a special counsel from BigLaw rival Herbert Smith Freehills as a new partner in its environment team, as reported earlier this month.

It also follows the firm’s addition of a senior associate from Ashurst as a new partner back in October and the promotion of 17 lawyers, including two to partner in June 2023.

Speaking about the hire, McR chair of partners Kristan Conlon said: “This appointment is extremely exciting for our firm.

“Our Community Partnerships Program is well established and focuses on four pillars – sustainability, diversity and inclusion, health and mental health, and access to justice and community arts. Long-term relationships with our clients and our community partners are part of our DNA, and it has been a privilege to support those partners as they have grown and delivered outcomes for marginalised and disadvantaged people in our community.

“I am excited to see where our pro bono program can be taken under Tim’s leadership, as we head towards our centenary.”

Longwill said: “Our pro bono program is an expression of our values of generosity, commitment and being down to earth.

“It also provides opportunities for our staff to broaden their experience and give back to those in need, which our people really value.

“I am honoured to be appointed to this role and look forward to continuing to build the firm’s pro bono program and deliver impactful outcomes for the communities in which we live and work.”