We are more than lawyers

The practice of law is our profession, but our passions extend far beyond law.  That is why we are involved in advocating for our clients, our industries and our community outside the courtroom.  Our lawyers are involved in the community in their own way and we are proud to recognise their commitment to the places we live.

Our firm is linked to the Allport Bequest, through historical association with one of our namesakes, Henry Allport and the Allport family, as well as through the ongoing work of three Principals of DMA as trustees of his bequest.  The Allport Bequest generously provides for annual funding to Tasmanian charities.

Allport Collection

Our staff participate in charity runs and hold regular charity drives for a wide variety of charities.  Once a year Dobson Mitchell Allport holds a significant charity drive as fundraising for the City to Surf fun run in Sydney, this year raising significant funds for the Taronga Zoo’s drive to save the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger.  For many years our staff have participated in regular charity events including Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and Daffodil Day for the Cancer Council, Footy Colours Day for the Fight Council Foundation, the annual Christmas drive for the Salvation Army.  Our staff regularly organise morning teas and charity runs to raise money for diverse charities including the RSPCA, Cerebal Palsy, White Lion and many others.

city2surf 2016

Our lawyers are actively involved in volunteering their time and expertise within the Tasmanian community.  Our lawyers contribute to the community through pro bono legal work, both within the firm and externally through the Hobart Legal Clinic and Refugee Legal Clinic.  Many of our lawyers are members of professional committees and organisations.  For instance, in 2017 one of our family law practitioners, Senior Associate Amelia Higgs was jointly awarded Tasmanian Young Lawyer of the Year for her work on the Law Society of Tasmania’s Young Lawyers Committee.  Others serve Boards and Committees of charitable or community organisations. Commercial Litigation Principal, Ekaterina Skalidis is but an example of this, sitting as a Director of both the Board of Anglicare and the Tasmanian Football Federation.  

We are proud members and advocates for the Tasmanian community and will continue to lend what weight we can to lead positive change for all Tasmanians.