Our lawyers are all active contributors to their local community.
Recent (and current) cases we have conducted on a pro bono basis for the community include:
- Representing patients from a local medical centre seeking access to their treatment records following a change in ownership
- Representing Parks & Playgrounds Movement in the NSW Land & Environment Court seeking to prevent the removal of 14 iconic Hills fig trees from Laman Street
- Representing the daughter of an elderly woman in a coronial inquest who died as a result of alleged nursing negligence
- Representing community organisations wanting to clarify their policies and procedures for releasing confidential client records upon receipt of a court issued subpoena
- Representing GPs from a local medical centre threatened by their former employers with breach of restraint of trade
- Solicitors from Catherine Henry Lawyers volunteer their time to provide free legal assistance via the Cancer Council’s Pro Bono Program
- Catherine Henry Lawyers is a firm member of Justice Connect
Our community involvement is extensive
Catherine Henry was the President of the Newcastle Law Society for 6 years from 2004 until 2009. One of her key objectives in that role was to secure government support for a rejuvenated justice precinct for the region.
She has been an active member of a number of community boards and was appointed by the NSW Government as a Member of Council of the University of Newcastle for a three year term.
Whilst practising in Sydney, she was the President of the NSW Branch of the Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Alliance (now the ALA) for a lengthy term, actively involved in the NSW Women Lawyers Association including as an Executive member and held a two year appointment on the Board of the NSW Legal Aid Commission as the representative of the NSW Attorney-General.
In 2019 Catherine received the Hunter Business Club Award for her significant individual contribution towards the greater good of people in Newcastle and the Hunter Region.