Our Responsible Business strategy is integral to our firm strategy. It guides how we conduct our core business, how we develop and support our people, and how we foster closer collaboration with our clients.
We believe that our licence to operate, the sustainability of our business and the achievement of our vision are dependent on our ability to inspire trust and earn the confidence of all our stakeholders – our clients, our people and civil society. To do this we must act responsibly, creating long-term value and supporting their future success. Therefore, our stakeholders are at the heart of our strategy.
We believe that our ability to build a successful business is dependent on having strong relationships across our stakeholder groups and making a useful contribution to business and wider civil society.
We promote market-shaping practices in relation to ethics, professional standards and risk management, reflecting those values and issues that our clients have told us are most important to them. As a Responsible Business, we seek to provide clients with a service that is informed and defined by the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and risk management. Our lawyers are encouraged not only to ensure that they advise clients within the technical confines of the law, but also to consider the policies and objectives behind relevant legal requirements. Through this approach, we aim to build trust and confidence in our clients, our people and wider society.
We take a global view of ethics, risk management and compliance, applying the same, highest possible standards to every part of our business, every office and every part of our firm, whether or not required by local law. We have created global processes to review our performance about those standards, involving senior management in each Mulbridge office, co-ordinated and supported by our general counsel and central compliance function.
We are committed to supporting the communities where we do business by widening access to justice, education and finance. We collaborate with clients, NGOs and charities to deliver these community outreach and pro bono services, with partner-led, client-focused teams. Our global community outreach and pro bono strategy focuses on providing the best possible support to our NGO and charity clients, whilst at the same time expanding the capabilities of our people and strengthening relationships, partnership and collaboration.
Our initiatives provide all of our people, at all levels, with opportunities to practicee and enhance the skills that are key to their development, making them more effective and well-rounded. We have a varied programme of community and pro bono activities, which focus on access to justice, access to education and access to finance.
We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace, and broadening the skills and experience of our people. Inclusivity, diversity, professional development and wellbeing are central to our strategy.
We believe that the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and that people flourish in an environment where they are supported in expanding their careers and developing their resilience. Our focus on inclusivity, development and wellbeing enables us to deliver better understanding and better advice to our clients, and ensures that we continue to attract, retain and develop the highest quality people. We run numerous programs and initiatives aimed at promoting inclusion and diversity and wellbeing at the firm, and have several growing diversity networks.
WHY CHOOSING US
Our primary focus is serving the needs of individuals, as well as businesses large and small in Melbourne and the entire State of Victoria.
- Innovative Thinking
- Personal Attention and Care
- Dedicated Professionals
- Responsiveness & agility
- Proven Litigators
- We Empower Our Clients
- No Substitute for Experience
- Strong Values & Principles
Although we have shaped our law practice and assembled our legal team with efficiency, attention to detail, and cost-effective results in mind, the real keys to our track record of success have been from our qualities.
Creating more value for our clients
Understanding exactly what each of our clients needs and wants lies at the heart of our approach to law. We take a long term view and we take time to understand the distinct demands that each client faces. This allows us to build a bespoke service to suit each relationship. Our approach means that we are consistent in the standard of excellence we bring to our services and flexible enough to build into each relationship value that is meaningful for each client.
We believe that one size does not fit all when it comes to adding value to client relationships. When partner level secondments were rare elsewhere in the legal world, they were a striking example of our commitment to building truly collaborative relationships with our clients.
We are able to provide clients with a level of expertise and service that is usually reserved for large corporations that can afford exorbitant legal fees