As well as a long association with the business community in Melbourne, Madgwicks has a long history of community engagement. The firm’s lawyers regularly act for and are involved in a number of not-for-profit community organisations as well as a wide range of industry bodies.
In particular David Galbally AM QC, Partner, is an outspoken and high profile advocate for the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Hormone Research, and Alzheimer’s Australia. David is also an ambassador of White Ribbon Australia.
Rick Goldberg, Partner, is a Director of the Association of Corporate Counsel (Asia Pac) Ltd; on the Committee for Life Education Victoria; and the Board of an early stage start up charity called Info.Org. Dudley Kneller, Partner, sits on the Board of Management of the Surrey Park Swimming Club.
Ali Abachi, Associate, provides active support to the St Kevin’s Old Boys Soccer Club.
Charity of the Year
Each year, the employees at Madgwicks nominate a ‘charity of the year’ and work towards raising funds throughout the year with various social and fundraising activities. At the end of the year, the firm matches the amount raised and hands over a cheque to the nominated charity.
Over the past nine years, the efforts of our employees have raised more than $239,000 towards the following charities:
2011 The Magdalene Foundation
2015 Beyond Blue
Our nominated charity for 2019 is FightMND
FightMND was established with the purpose of finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.
What FightMND has done since 2014 is be the voice, and the guiding star for Australians who want to fight ‘The Beast’. The horrible and debilitating disease gradually takes away the patient’s use of their arms and legs, their ability to eat and swallow, their speech and ultimately their ability to breathe…all in an average timeframe of just 27 months.