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Three Things I’d Like to See – Luke Geary, Salvos Legal

May 4, 2016

This year’s Social Traders Masters Conference will be looking at the theme of ‘Realising the Future of Social Enterprise’.

At the conference, Managing Partner Luke Geary will share the story of how Salvos Legal developed into an award winning social enterprise law firm, working across Federal & State government agencies, ASX200 listed companies and a range of non-profit / religious institutions Australia-wide and providing assistance in over 13,000 pro bono cases since its inception.

In the lead up to the conference, Luke has also shared three things he’d personally like to see in social enterprise.

I would like to see social enterprise:

1. Broadly recognised as a legitimate competitor to the pure ‘for profit’ market and not a ‘little brother’ or an unusual and misunderstood creature;

2. Prioritised for guaranteed government procurement strategies;

3. Supported by appropriately considered regulatory frameworks which acknowledge the differences between traditional corporate structures and the environments they have been borne out of. Luke Geary, Managing Partner, Salvos Legal

More About Luke:

Luke Geary has been the Managing Partner of Salvos Legal and Salvos Legal Humanitarian from the time the firms commenced in 2010. Luke is also General Counsel to The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory.

Prior to founding Salvos Legal Luke was a Partner at a national law firm where he specialised in building, insurance & construction law, and also had a substantial practice in commercial litigation and commercial transactions.

Luke was awarded the 2010 Anzac of the Year for service to the legal profession and the community.  In 2012, Luke won the Pro Bono Award as part of the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, and was also a NSW Finalist in the 2012 Australia Day Awards for service to the legal profession and the community. In 2013 Luke won the Managing Partner of the Year Award at the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.  In 2015 Luke was recognised as one of 25 people nationally by Pro Bono Australia for its Impact 25 most influential people in the Australian social sector. Luke was also selected for inclusion in the Ninth Edition (2016/2017) of The Best Lawyers of Australia in the practice area of Non-Profits/ Charities Law.

See Luke at Social Traders Masters Conference on June 7-8. For ticket and program details, click here.

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