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Community Support

Community Support

McCarthy Durie Lawyers have been actively contributing to the Brisbane community and in particular our original base of Redland City for over thirty years. After so many decades, we know and care for many different groups and people within the region and have always felt it is important to contribute back to the community.

Redland City Chamber of Commerce

Gold Sponsor, secretary, honorary solicitor

MDL is an active participant and Gold Sponsor of the RCCoC. Our sponsorship supports the Chamber’s activities specifically in the Business Breakfast Series, Redlands Business Awards, Redland Women in Business, and the informal Networking Event Series.

Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA)

Our CFO Greg McClure is a member of the Queensland Branch Committee of ALPMA. Branch Committee members are all members of ALPMA, who volunteer their time and efforts to help ensure members benefit from the education, networking and professional development opportunities delivered by ALPMA and it’s partners.

ALPMA is a not-for-profit Membership Association offering professional development and networking to support members in their roles as managers and leaders of law firms, legal departments or government agencies throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Sheldon College

Work Experience

The mission of Sheldon College is to provide a quality educational experience in an environment which encourages and enables students to succeed in a constantly changing world. Each year MDL provides valuable work experience to students of Sheldon College as part of the school’s curriculum.

Business Network International


At any time MDL is involved in up to 6 BNI groups. Our involvement assists in developing connections and referral sources for businesses which are involved with the organisation.

Queensland Law Society


Every Lawyer at MDL is a member of the QLS. This helps ensure that our lawyers uphold the standards and ethics of the legal industry. QLS Members are required to undertake continuing professional basis to keep their membership current.

Australian Institute of Company Directors


A number of MDL Board members are active current members of AICD, including our CEO Shane McCarthy and CMO Michelle Hughes. The goal of membership is to ensure we are educated to make a positive impact on society and the economy though governance education, director development, and advocacy. AICD Members are required to undertake continuing professional basis to keep their membership current.

Cleveland Bowls Club


The bowls club is an important social centre for Cleveland residents. MDL’s sponsorship helps provide necessary resources for the effective functioning of the club.

CEO Sleepout


Our Chairman and CEO have participated in this event, raising thousands of dollars toward supporting the Salvation Army and its activities to help manage homelessness.

Redland Bay Golf Club

Honorary Solicitors

MDL has for many years been the Honorary Solicitor for the membership of this local golf club.

Isle of Choochie Golf Club

Honorary Solicitors

MDL has for many years been the Honorary Solicitor for the membership of this local golf club.

Cleveland Rotary

Board Member

MDL Director Ian Neil is an active member of Cleveland Rotary and President for 2017-18.

Redland Foundation

Board Member

MDL Director Ian Neil is a founding and current Board member of the Foundation, a highly regarded community benefactor dedicated to supporting the people of Redland City.

Redlands Probus Club

Honorary Solicitors

Redlands Probus club is a community group supporting former professional and business people who are retired or are no longer working full time. MDL Director Bruce Durie has advised the Club Board for several years.

Cleveland Symphony Orchestra

Honorary Solicitors

The orchestra is composed of people from all ages and walks of life including professional musicians, music teachers, students, retirees, and people who simply enjoy making music as a hobby. It is truly a community based orchestra bringing fine music to the people of the Redlands. MDL are long serving Honorary Solicitors for the group.

Donald Simpson Leisure Centre

Honorary Solicitors

This facility was developed and run for the benefit primarily (but not exclusively) of our elders and for members of the community looking towards retirement who may wish to access activity and information programs. MDL are long serving Honorary Solicitors for the Centre, providing information sessions and special offers for members.

Redlands Tigers Cricket Club

Honorary Solicitors

MDL have recently been appointed Honorary Solicitors at this long standing community and sporting group.

Redlands City Council

Panel Solicitors

Redland City Council is the local government authority for the Redlands, which includes the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, North Stradbroke Island, and the mainland from Redland Bay in the south, to Capalaba in the west, and Thorneside to the north. MDL has been on the Redlands City Council Lawyer panel for several years.



Members of the MDL team participate in fund raising activities and donate to this worthy cause on an annual basis.

Redlands College

Work Experience Interviews

Redlands College is a leading Redlands based school providing quality learning experiences. MDL hosts students and conducts mock interviews to help students develop their skills as part of their career education course.

Brissie to the Bay – The Ride to Fight MS

McCarthy Durie Lawyers were proud to get behind our Director, Marcus Johnson who raised funds to fight MS by competing in the 2013 Brissie to the Bay Bike Ride.

Marcus is an avid bike rider with a penchant for philanthropy. He has decided to combine these two pastimes and compete in the Enerflex Brissie to the Bay bike ride.

“The Ride to Fight MS” is helping to raise funds to provide vital services and support to assist all those affected by Multiple Sclerosis. McCarthy Durie Lawyers donated $500 in support of Marcus’ ride.

Covering 100 km, the bike ride begins at Musgrave Park and heads out to Wynnum where it continues along to the Manly esplanade and over to Wellington Point. The course then begins to track back towards the starting point via Wakerley.

Contributing to the Legal Community

McCarthy Durie Lawyers offers paid placements for University Law students, enabling them to gain valuable experience within the industry while they are studying. The student can then progress into roles as a law graduate and then as an employed lawyer.

This program offers opportunities to new lawyers in much the same way as a trade apprenticeship does and ensures that quality lawyers are produced for the future.

This program has been in place for several years over which time we have had the priviledge to train law students and witness them grow and develop into fully practicing lawyers who are giving back to society.

Work experience opportunities

McCarthy Durie has provided work experience opportunities to students from a number of local educational institutions, including:

  • Ormiston College
  • Sheldon College
  • Lourdes Hill College
  • University of Queensland
  • Griffith University