In the Community

Playing an energetic part in the legal and wider communities

From the Firm’s origins in 1875 through to today, Baker Love Lawyers has been an active and valued member of the many communities we serve.

We support the premise that what is important to our employees at a community level is also important to the firm. As such, many partners, lawyers and fellow employees volunteer their time to community-based organisations. Baker Love Lawyers is a strong supporter of the view that both the community and the firm benefits from building a strong and significant community affiliation.

We aim to assist underprivileged members of the community.

For several years, the solicitors at Baker Love Lawyers have freely given their time to assist underprivileged members of the community at the Salvation Army Charity Wills Days. This is an annual event that Baker Love Lawyers freely gives its time to, usually involving three to four solicitors. We have also volunteered for the Red Shield Appeal, in the Salvation Army’s annual door knock appeal.

Baker Love Lawyers prides itself on having an active involvement in the community.

Partner, Terry Morgan, founded the Wallsend-Maryland Rotary Club and was for many years an active member of that Club. Terry has freely given his time to many local community members who have benefitted from his time and advice, free of charge. One of our solicitors, Rebecca McKenzie, now regularly attends Wallsend-Maryland Rotary Club meetings and provides assistance and support with various community initiatives, such as the Wallsend-Maryland Rotary Markets.

Terry is now on the Board of Directors at Wallsend Diggers RSL Club. The Firm also supports various fundraising events, such as Prostate Cancer research and supporting the RSPCA Hunter, by way of contribution of time, support and donations.

Our team is encouraged to engage in sporting and recreational activities of choice.

At Baker Love Lawyers we consider that a healthy work – life balance is essential in ensuring a well-rounded service. For many years, Partner Bruce Hurrell has been actively involved with the Newcastle Golf Club, having been a past Director for approximately 12 years. Partners Terry Morgan and Dean Frith are actively involved in various local cricket clubs as well as rugby league associations.

Our newest community relationship, which we are very proud to participate in and partner with, is parkrun: Newy parkrun, Lake Mac parkrun and Blackbutt parkrun. Held each Saturday at 8am, this free community event brings together hundreds of runners of all levels of dedication and fitness.

We have various team members involved with a number of associations and affiliations including:

  • Newcastle Golf Club
  • Western Suburbs District Cricket Club
  • Wallsend District Cricket Club
  • Souths Rugby League
  • Newy parkrun, Lake Mac parkrun and Blackbutt parkrun

We proudly support the following organisations:

  • Hunter Valley Research Foundation
  • The Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • Australian Cancer Research Foundation
  • The Salvation Army
  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service
  • Australian Organ Donor Register DonateLife

We are also a member of the following organisations:

  • Hunter Business Chamber
  • Wallsend Town Business Association
  • The Law Society of NSW
  • Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia