Thynne + Macartney fosters a culture of social enterprise and community mindedness in the workplace and our staff are encouraged to play an active role participating in their own communities.

Our partners and lawyers are active members and participants in associations and industry groups with the objective of promoting and shaping the future of Queensland, including the:

  • Queensland Property Council,
  • the Urban Development Institute of Australia,
  • the Queensland Environment Law Association,
  • AgForce,
  • Queensland Law Society.

 

Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation Discovery Partner

Since 2016, Thynne + Macartney has been a proud Discovery Partner of the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF) and contributed $100,000 to facilitate innovative and life-changing medical research to prevent, cure or lessen the impact of diseases, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and liver cancer, that affect the veteran and broader Australian community.

It is more than just giving back to the community.

One of our founders, Andrew Thynne, was Chairman of the Recruiting Committee during World War I and played an instrumental role in the beginnings of Anzac Day.

 

Discovery Grant

Annual recipients of Thynne + Macartney’s Discovery Grant are given the opportunity to convert their innovative ideas to improve outcomes for patients and carers into reality. Since 2016, Thynne + Macartney have been part of the following projects which have changes lives.

2016: Senior Occupational Therapist Karen Lochlan led a team to investigate the implementation of cognitive processing therapy treatment for veterans with PTSD. Improvements in PTSD symptoms were found and the therapy continues to be offered to this day.

2017: Nurse Unit Manager Liz Lane implemented a patient liaison service to follow up patients after discharge from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Patient return to the ICU decreased from 15 to 8 and staff-patient relationships improved. Implementation of a full-time service is under consideration

2018: Nurse Unit Manager Catherine Steward launched a new education program to improve staff recognition and early intervention of hospital acquired pressure injuries. With 452 staff undergoing training, there was a 35% increase in knowledge and 9% of staff reported an increase in confidence in detecting pressure injuries. The program has now been implemented one day a week as a hospital-wide initiative.

2019: Medical Educational Coordinator Dr Tracey Papinczak is currently conducting a project to improve communication skills among junior medical officers with patients

Movember

2020 is a Shave New World! Thynne + Macartney have joined the mo-vement and we are committed to raising $10,000 for men’s health and wellbeing.

Interested in helping us raise funds for the mo-vement? 

Donate to Thynne + Macartney’s team here

 

In 2019, Thynne + Macartney raised $10,354 in Movember highlighting men’s health and wellbeing. Far exceeding our original goal of $5,000, Thynne + Macartney placed fifth in the Mo Legal Challenge – a competition for all those working in the legal field in Australia.

 

Recognised by Griffith University for Mentoring

Special Counsel Nichola Di Muzio was one of two mentors to be recognised as a remarkable mentor in the Griffith University Industry Mentoring Program for 2019 at a ceremony on Tuesday 22 October 2019.

 

Queensland Community Foundation’s SME Philanthropist of the Year

In 2018, Thynne + Macartney was honoured to receive this award which recognises “a small business whose grass-roots level of charitable support has impacted the local community”.

It was the first time a law firm had won the prestigious award since it began eight years ago and recognised the firm’s established record of philanthropic support in regional Queensland, as a business with a holistic approach to philanthropy and its actions that have had a measurable charitable impact.