In the community
Anderson Lloyd believes pro bono service is an essential element of every solicitor’s professional responsibility.
The legal profession possesses unique skills and abilities that allow us to serve the disadvantaged and promote the public interest in ways that no other profession can. The firm encourages its solicitors to engage in pro bono activities on behalf of persons or groups of limited means and to improve access to justice.
Pro bono legal services are provided on a free or substantially reduced fee basis.
Over the years Anderson Lloyd has supported numerous community and non-profit groups with many hours of pro bono legal assistance. Some of these organisations include SCAPE Public Art, ID Dunedin Fashion, Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, East Lake Trust, Youthline, Habitat for Humanity, Transport for Disabled Trust, Royal NZ Plunket Society, Dunedin Civic Orchestra, Otago Youth Wellness Project, Smile Dial and the Cacophony Project.
Anderson Lloyd also supports its team to give back their time and expertise to the advancement of the legal profession. Many Anderson Lloyd partners are actively involved in such organisations as the New Zealand Law Society, the New Zealand Law Foundation, the New Zealand Bar Association and the Resource Management Law Association.
Anderson Lloyd continues the tradition of donating to food banks instead of spending money on Christmas gifts and cards. The recipient organisations operate in the communities in which Anderson Lloyd works. Donations go to Auckland City Mission, Presbyterian Support Otago, Salvation Army Queenstown, and Christchurch City Mission. The firm also ‘Adopts a Family’ at Christmas through the forenamed charities by providing gifts and food supplies to families in need.
The firm also supports a number of causes throughout the year which include Ronald McDonald House Christchurch, Cerebral Palsey Society, Cholmondeley Children’s Home, Heart Kids New Zealand, Relay for Life, Red Cross, Save the Children NZ, and the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
Anderson Lloyd introduced one day community leave in 2018 for all Partners and staff to use for a cause they feel passionate about within their community.
Anderson Lloyd are a sponsor of the SCAPE Public Art season in Christchurch demonstrating our on-going commitment to the arts and revitalisation of the city centre. We have enjoyed a long aﬀiliation with SCAPE, going right back to its inception in 1998. The firm has also recently signed up to be a Festival Sponsor at the LUMA light festival in Queenstown.
Anderson Lloyd supports local commerce through sponsorship of annual awards including the Otago Business Awards, the Southern Excellence Awards held in Christchurch and the Gore District Community Awards.
The firm is also a proud sponsor of the Society of Otago University Law Students annual Te Roopū Whai Pūtake Marae trip to Noho Marae.
As a commitment to the journey towards sustainable practice, Anderson Lloyd is a member of the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and the Climate Leaders Coalition. The SBC is a CEO-led group advocating for a sustainable future for business. The council promotes eco-efficiency, innovation and responsible entrepreneurship to ensure New Zealand businesses are regarded as international leaders in this field. The Climate Leaders Coalition is a collective set up to promote business leadership and group action on the issue of climate change.
Anderson Lloyd is proactive in continuing to improve its systems and processes to help minimise its footprint. We monitor a range of environmental measures (including distances driven and flown, paper usage and energy usage) and regularly report on these to the whole firm. Anderson Lloyd is also a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council.
Anderson Lloyd takes social responsibility seriously. The firm is a foundation signatory of the NZLS Gender Equality Charter and maintains one of the highest percentages of women partners of any NZ law firm. The firm is a member of Diversity Works who aim to better New Zealand through representation and inclusion of different genders, ethnicities, sexualities, spiritualties and ages, and who also run unconscious bias awareness and training. Anderson Lloyd is also committed to paying the Living Wage.
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