Pro Bono

TGT Legal has made a commitment to use the skills and expertise within the firm to get involved and make a difference in the community. Our pro bono focus gives our people a chance to share their professional expertise and ability in relation to a wide variety of community projects. TGT Legal strives to make a lasting difference to a variety of community organisations that support those in need. Some of our pro bono activities include the creation of trust deeds, society rules and the provision of advice on governance and other related issues.

Some community organisations that TGT Legal works with include:
 
Halberg disability sport foundation The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation aims to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders by enabling them to participate in sport and recreation. Partner, Richard Taylor, is a trustee of the Foundation. In 2014, Richard and senior associate, Stephen Law, drafted a replacement deed of trust for the Foundation. Chairman, Wayne Boyd, acknowledged that:
"Without TGT Legal's pro bono assistance, a substantial trust deed revision would have been beyond the resources of the Foundation." 
Sustainable coastlines Sustainable Coastlines is a volunteer organisation that aims to keep New Zealand's coastlines beautiful. The charity co-ordinates large scale clean-up events and motivates the community to care for the coastlines that surround them. TGT Legal is a Silver Sponsor of the charity, and partner, Pravir Tesiram assists the charity.
AMRF The Auckland Medical Research Foundation provides financial support for medical research. The Foundation recognised the vital need for scientific work being undertaken alongside the heart of the medical community so it took a leading role in the establishment of the Medical School at the University of Auckland. An endowment to cover operating costs means that 100% of all donated funds goes directly to the cause. The Foundation will mark its 60th Anniversary this year and celebrate in the region of $60 million being distributed in medical research grants. Partner, Richard Taylor is a trustee of the Foundation. TGT Legal is honoured to be a supporter of the Auckland Medical Research Foundation.
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The Auckland Chevra Kadisha and Benevolent Society is a volunteer organisation that provides an essential suite of services to the Auckland Jewish Community. Partner, Juliet Moses is the Society's honorary solicitor and is a member of The Auckland Chevra Kadisha and Benevolent Society's Trust Board. 
Triathlon youth foundation The Triathlon Youth Foundation New Zealand helps to secure the future of triathlon in New Zealand. The foundation provides funding to athletes and schools. Partner, Pravir Tesiram assists the foundation to achieve its goals.
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The Neurological Foundation is an independent body and charitable trust that raises funds to help neuroscientists complete leading-edge research into the prevention and cure of neurological disorders. The ultimate goal of this work is to greatly reduce the level of suffering and premature death from diseases of the brain and nervous system.
TGT recently assisted the foundation on a pro bono basis in relation to a will challenge that went to trial, where the Foundation was the primary beneficiary. The firm made a significant pro bono contribution to reduce the impact of legal costs on the bequest.
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