To give a leg up
: to provide assistance or support to help someone overcome adversity or reach a goal: Oxford English Dictionary
Our commitment to social advocacy and community support is integral to our legal practice. Our mission is to give a leg up to those in need and are actively involved in doing exactly that not just for our clients, but in the community we serve.
Carter Capner Law has been at the forefront of the fight for fairness in civil justice outcomes for over thirty years. We are dedicated to protecting and enhancing civil justice outcomes.
We provide direct support to essential community programs like the YMCA Schools' Breakfast Program and partnering with the Children’s Hospital Foundation. These initiatives also allow our personnel opportunities for community volunteering.
Recognising the vital role of community sports, Carter Capner Law supports local teams like Logan Metro Football Club and Sherwood AFLC. Our support helps the clubs to foster social interaction, inclusiveness, and the development of life long skills.
Social Advocacy is in Carter Capner’s DNA.
Freedom of information, workers’ rights, insurance reform and air-passenger recourse have all featured in our long involvement at the forefront of the fight for fairness in civil justice outcomes.
Our many successful campaigns over more than thirty years – fighting against governments and insurance companies; and in other cases, lobbying them – have all been for giving a leg up.
To give ordinary citizens an advantage. To help them over barriers. To help them achieve their ambitions.
Today, tomorrow and for every future generation.
In every case, by fighting to protect and enhance their civil justice rights.
Public advocacy on civil justice issues fuels the determination we apply day-to-day for our clients. To give them a leg up over adversity.
Its heartbreaking to see under-nourished kids turn up to school. These kids are at a disadvantage right from the start – their capacity to enjoy learning and to retain lesson knowledge is severely impacted.
Carter Capner provides direct cash support to the YMCA Schools’ Breakfast Program.
The YMCA has for more than 17 years provided a healthy breakfast to up to 20,000 children on any one day across 175+ schools in Southeast Queensland.
The program provides food, equipment and support to schools free of charge for schools to give a free breakfast to all children.
Childhood illnesses take away many things: time that should be spent with family and friends, at school, at home, out in the world. And the joy that all of that brings.
Carter Capner partners with the foundation to make a difference to the lives of sick kids.
Our donations help fund cutting-edge equipment, vital research and on the ground support where there are gaps in funding.
The foundation’s work is helping to put the Queensland Children’s Hospital at the pinnacle of the world’s best paediatric centres.
Apart from the benefits to physical & mental health, participation in community sport fosters social interaction and connections among individuals from diverse backgrounds; and creates inclusiveness that strengthens the social fabric.
Carter Capner has partnered with Logan Metro Football Club for 11 consecutive seasons.
We sponsor LMFC’s senior men’s and women’s teams as well as the MiniRoos from under 6 to under 13.
In 2024, our sponsorship also extends to the LMFC’s participation in the 2024 Walking Football Tournament, a modified low-impact version of the game, suitable for all levels of ability and fitness.
Working together for such a long period is very special and unprecedented in local community sport!
The Sherwood AFLC boasts more than 700 registered players, most of whom are in the junior ranks.
Its junior boys & girls and Auskick programs provide outstanding opportunities for kids to get active, form lasting friendships and gain invaluable life skills.
Carter Capner has been a Sherwood Magpies sponsor for 7 years and is delighted to boost the club’s development of children through participation in sport.
Sherwood AFLC – which competes in Division One of the AFLQ State League – is one of Queensland’s oldest Australian Football clubs, having roots back to 1920.
In 2024, our support will also extend to the club’s building extension program.
Carter Capner is regarded as an industry leader in its field – in part – because of its community leadership.
This extends to the legal profession itself.
Peter Carter – our legal practice director – was a foundation National Councilor, the inaugural Queensland President and a National President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA). He is a member of the Queensland Law Society (QLS) and served on its Specialist Accreditation Board and Competition & Consumer Law committee.
As a long-standing member of the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (ALAANZ), Peter served as National Councilor and Queensland Chair of that association. He is also a member of the Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association (USA). He also holds a single-engine private pilot’s licence with a command instrument rating.
Peter has been a director of the Civil Justice Foundation of Australia.
He is also a stalwart member of Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA, now AAJ) headquartered in Washington DC and served as an Australian representative on its board for several years. He is also an active member of aligned professional groups in Europe and the UK.
He is a regular media commentator on legal affairs and a speaker at legal conferences in Australia and abroad.
Take the law… – an acclaimed legal professional resource for which Peter has authored nearly 600 legal case commentaries – was created by him in 2010.
His work, Bust: Queensland’s post-GFC property collapse as played out in the courtroom was published in 2012.
Caption: Peter Carter (third from left) at a meeting of former ALA presidents in 2014
Carter Capner has developed a network of legal connections throughout Europe and the Americas who are aligned with Carter Capner’s civil justice values and is working on creating similar alliances in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
By observing – through our overseas colleagues and their professional associations – the forces working in those places to restrict the rights of individuals, we are forewarned and can be forearmed to challenge similar attacks on our civil justice system in Australia.
Our international civil justice alignments deepen our focus on giving a leg up.
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