King & Wood Mallesons


Good activation of the workplace giving program, Dig Deep®. Impressive to see KWM utilising their full ‘arsenal’ – from legal expertise to catering staff to letter writing, combined with solid team fundraising, staff giving and company matching.”



    • Two staff appeals raised over $113,000 (including matching by KWM)
    • KWM supported with a $350,000 donation to five organisations
    • Team members participated in a virtual ‘Relief Run’, with $2,700 donated to Australian Red Cross
    • Provided free legal advice to KWM’s community partners in areas such as taxation, privacy, data protection, risk management, insurance and employment law


      • Provided over 1,200 hours of pro bono support (valued at over $578,000) and advice on over 35 COVID pro bono matters for KWM’s community partners, including:
        – Four secondees joined Community Legal Centres to help on the frontline
        – Provided three COVID legal updates as part of the firm’s Impact Masterclass series for community partners
        – Over 7,000 meals prepared by over 12 KWM volunteers in the hospitality team
        – 50 staff volunteered to assist Australian Red Cross make over 4,000 calls for socially isolated Australians as part of its COVID CONNECT service
        – 10,000 face masks had been donated to the firm. Four team members packaged them up and sent them to community partners on the frontline


      • KWM is a global top-tier law firm headquartered in Asia. In Australia, it has over 1600 employees across the country. The firm responded to both the COVID pandemic and the bushfire crisis, which was also supported through KWM’s workplace giving program, Dig Deep®.
      • KWM provided a comprehensive and meaningful response to the two crises and drew on all the resources available to the firm to support those in need. There was a mix of specialist pro bono legal support, team fundraising and hands on volunteering.
      • The response was targeted at supporting KWM’s existing community partners, which meant team members already had an understanding of their work and confidence that their donation would be spent effectively.
      • KWM was also able to effectively adapt to a new way of working and was able to deliver virtually exceptional programs such as:
        – TalkLaw® – KWM’s signature community legal education initiative
        – KWM School of Opportunity – a social mobility program for young people experiencing disadvantage