find the latest legal job
Corporate and Commercial Partner
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Full time · Join a leading Adelaide commercial law firm
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Sydney NSW
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
Legal Inhouse / Lawyer / Company Secretary
Category: Other | Location: Brisbane QLD 4000
· Fantastic Company · Potential to be Part Time / Flexible Work Pattern
View details
Infrastructure Lawyer/SA
Category: Construction Law | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· Global elite law firm · Dedicated Infrastructure team
View details
Dibbs staff hit the road

Dibbs staff hit the road

A number of DibbsBarker’s lawyers and staff worked up a sweat recently to raise $111,000 for cancer research by taking part in the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer in Brisbane.

This is the third year in a row the firm has taken part in the ride and in that time it has raised almost $300,000 to help fund the work of the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

For the second year running, the firm was second only to the Rio Tinto team in terms of money raised, with this year’s Brisbane event, which was held on 17 and 18 August, raising a total of $4.2 million.

“As a team we have been motivated to do as much as we can to help our country’s scientists beat cancer. In doing so, we are also proud to count some of our clients as part of our team, and to train, ride and sweat alongside them in pursuit of a common goal,” said Matthew Rollason, partner and Brisbane leader of the firm’s DibbsREACH community involvement program.

The Dibbs team was made up of staff, clients, family and friends, with 29 riders and 34 crew members taking part.

While the riders sweated it out over two days on the 200km course (left), crew members had the important job of taking to the wheels of sweep vehicles and helping riders along the route, providing refreshments, first aid, mechanical support and encouragement.

The law firm earned praise from the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, with CEO and director Frank Gannon saying: “We would like to extend a big thank you to the DibbsBarker team for their extraordinary efforts on the weekend. Their support not only provides a huge financial boost for our medical research, it’s also an important morale boost for our scientists to know that the community values them and what they’re trying to achieve. It was heartening to see a sea of DibbsBarker blue at the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer.”

Dibbs has worked with the Institute for four years through its DibbsREACH program; the Institute focuses its research efforts on cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and a range of complex disorders.

Dibbs lawyers aren’t the only ones taking part in the annual Ride to Conquer Cancer, with Wotton + Kearney lawyer Jonathan Katsanos set to take part, alongside his parents and uncle, in the Melbourne event in October.

Pictured top right: Some of the Dibbs team: Debra McCosker (LexiMed); Judge Michael Forde; Liam Fraser (DibbsBarker); Stuart Allison (RBS Morgans); Paul Myers

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Dibbs staff hit the road
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Nov 24 2017
Demand lifts in 2017/18 for short-term finance to cover crises
Promoted by NWC Finance. The first five months of the 2017-18 financial year have seen unpreceden...
LCA welcomes religious freedom panel
Nov 24 2017
LCA welcomes religious freedom panel
The Law Council of Australia says the establishment of a panel which will examine the human right to...
Law Society launched a new website, legal politics and lawmaking
Nov 24 2017
Law Society launches project to engage young Aussies
The Law Society of NSW has launched a new website to engage young Australians in legal politics and ...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...