find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Firm highlights funding need for cancer research

Firm highlights funding need for cancer research

Marilyn Monroe, the Winter Olympics and unicorns were all featured at a Clayton Utz charity event to raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research.

Clayton Utz lawyers donned white garb for a day in support of ovarian cancer research at its White Tea fundraiser last month. The lunchtime function was held in the firm’s Sydney office, with lawyers hosting team tables of various themed menu items. 

Teams vied for top place on the White Tea leader board, and were scored on their table décor, food and costumes.

Clayton Utz community connect manager Marcus Ross said the charity event was one of the highlights of the firm’s fundraising calendar.

"There were a number of prizes to give out, but the overall winning team was black and white films, for their fantastic effort of dressing like Marilyn Monroe and in tuxedos, and theming their food perfectly to the movies," Mr Ross said.

Editor of Delicious magazine, Kerrie McCallum, and UNSW senior research fellow Caroline Ford awarded the 2016 White Tea trophy to the winning team.

Other white table productions for the event included the White House, Winter Olympics, Derby Day and unicorns.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) supports ovarian cancer research with the goal of raising awareness and vital funds for the development of a test for early detection. In Australia, ovarian cancer is the most common cause of death from a gynaecological cancer. Due to its limited specific early detection signs, diagnosis of ovarian cancer often occurs at an advanced stage and with patient remission less likely.

This year, the lawyers’ lavish spread raised $10,000 for the OCRF, with an extra $5,000 grant contributed by the Clayton Utz foundation.

The firm’s annual event has raised almost $65,000 for the foundation since 2012.

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

White Tea Clayton Utz
The team of black and white films won top table in this year’s White Tea event
White Tea Clayton Utz
Staff from the Clayton Utz Sydney office hosted the event to raise funds for ovarian cancer research
Firm highlights funding need for cancer research
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Oct 20 2017
Podcast: One of law’s most infamous alumni – in conversation with Julian Morrow
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Melissa Coade is joined by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow....
Oct 20 2017
High Court overturns ‘excessive’ anti-protest legislation
Bob Brown’s recent victory in the High Court over the Tasmanian government was a win for fundament...
Oct 20 2017
Changes to Australian citizenship laws blocked
Attempts to beef up the requirements to obtain Australian citizenship were thwarted this week, after...
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'...
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...
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 & ...