Pro bono services

As a signatory to the national pro bono target,
we provide expert pro bono services.

Pro bono services are essential for access to justice and, as a signatory to the Pro Bono Target, MPS Law provides pro bono support for special cases.
 
MPS Law provides hundreds or hours in pro bono support each year. In 2020, we signed up to the National Pro Bono Target through the Australian Pro Bono Centre, voluntarily committing to provide at least 35 pro bono hours for every lawyer.
 
The Australian Pro Bono Centre’s definition of pro bono legal services includes:
 
Giving legal assistance for free or at a substantially reduced fee to:
 

  • individuals who can demonstrate a need for legal assistance but cannot obtain Legal Aid or otherwise access the legal system without incurring significant financial hardship; or
  • individuals or organisations whose matter raises an issue of public interest which would not otherwise be pursued; or
  • charities, other not-for-profit organisations or social enterprises, in each case where their sole or primary purpose is to work in the interests of low income or disadvantaged members of the community, or for the public good.

 
Not all matters are suitable for pro bono services, and MPS Law has a stringent process for assessing whether a request may qualify.

If you believe your legal need fits the definition for pro bono services, or you would like to enquire about our pro bono services,
please contact us.

"I found them to be knowledgeable, professional, and committed to seeing the job through, despite the myriad of COVID 19-related distractions that were going on at the same time. I would happily work with them again."
The Managing Director of a pro bono client recently provided the following testimonial about our pro bono services
"Michael Pagsanjan assisted us with expert advice in the negotiation and execution of a commercial lease. Michael worked alongside us during the negotiations to ensure that we achieved a positive outcome. Importantly, we were able to develop a constructive working relationship with the other party which was a high priority for our ongoing interactions. This type of mediated negotiation, and proactive attitude to resolving issues, was highly effective and was appreciated by everyone involved."
The Chairperson of a not-for-profit education organisation provided the following further testimonial

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