Litigation Lending seek to support organisations that drive change through action.

Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)

PIAC is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with people and communities who are marginalised and facing disadvantage. Litigation Lending proudly supports PIAC’s Adverse Costs Order Fund which helps to provide legal advice and representation, specialising in test cases and strategic casework; research, analysis and policy development; and advocacy for systems change and public interest outcomes.

PIAC’s current priorities:
  • Equality and non-discrimination
  • First Nations Justice
  • Reducing Homelessness
  • Climate Change and Social Justice
  • A fairer NDIS
  • Truth-telling and government accountability
  • Fair use of police powers
  • Equal access to health care for asylum seekers
  • Sustainable, affordable energy and water for households

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Joshua Creamer and Kara Cook Excellence in Law Award

Joshua Creamer and Kara Cook Excellence in Law Award

Litigation Lending supports the Joshua Creamer and Kara Cook Excellence in Law Award scholarship which aims to increase the number of female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander barristers practising at the Queensland Bar through promoting and encouraging excellence in the study of law.

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Griffith University law alumni Joshua Creamer and Kara Cook have established this award because they understand the impact a law degree can have in the world.

First Nations women are severely underrepresented across the legal profession. There are only two First Nations women at the Bar in Queensland among the state’s 1164 barristers in the state and 254 of them being women. Across Australia, there are only two First Nations judges—Judge Matthew Myers AM (Federal Circuit Court) and Judge Nathan Jarro (District Court of Queensland)—and there are no First Nations female judges.

Joshua Creamer and Kara Cook want to support excellence among First Nations women in law and ensure they reach the highest levels of the legal profession.

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2021 – Beyond Blue – Litigation Lending understands the importance of looking after our mental health, both internally and within the wider community. Beyond Blue works to raise awareness of depression, anxiety and suicide prevention, reduce the stigma surrounding these issues and to encourage people to seek support when they need it.

2020 – The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity: Litigation Lending donated in support of their continuing COVID-19 research.

2019 – Black Dog Institute – seeks to ensure that important research findings are rapidly translated into improved mental health policy both locally and nationally which Litigation Lending supports.