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We ensure a continuous connection to community. We volunteer our time, knowledge and resources to local community and Indigenous initiatives.

It’s not all about the law – it’s also about contributing to our community in a meaningful way.

Proudly Supply Nation Certified, we are a 100% Indigenous owned and managed business that partners with community organisations and actively encourages our people to develop a passion for a charitable or community institution – and contribute wholeheartedly.

Creating Indigenous pathways

We’re committed to broadening and increasing Indigenous capacity across the private sector of the legal profession. We provide alternative career opportunities for Indigenous lawyers, law graduates and non-legal careers.

Supporting Indigenous business

We aim to refer mandates to other Indigenous owned and managed legal practices and businesses for practice areas or locations outside our own expertise.  Through our platform, we aim to advocate to increase the engagement of Indigenous law firms and businesses by corporations and government departments.

Engaging Indigenous suppliers

We utilise Indigenous suppliers for appropriate products or services provided directly to our own business. 

If you are an Indigenous business or supplier who is interested in providing goods or services to us, or would like to explore an opportunity to collaborate, please contact us to explore how we can work together. 

Community programs and initiatives

Our team manages and promotes social and community initiatives to raise awareness and funds for a range of charitable and community institutions – and we are keen to increase our community impact wherever possible.  Reach out to our team below if you would like us to collaborate with you. 

Keighran Legal + Advisory is 100% Indigenous owned and managed

Indigenous suppliers we use

Connect with us

Leonie Berrigan, Program Coordinator

Leonie Berrigan

Program Coordinator

With almost 20 years experience in university adminstration roles in New South Wales and Victoria, Leonie is responsible for our relationships with our university and community partners.  

In consultation with our broader team, Leonie develops and implements our university scholarship program and community engagement initiatives. 

Leonie’s organisational skills and her commitment to contribute to positive change in our communities ensures she is a valued contributor to our firm and the broader community.


  • Community liason and engagement
  • Scholarship development and implementation
  • Corporate social responsibilty program development
  • Systems administration

Leonie enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, and is invested in her own ongoing personal development.

M:  +61 448 700 078      P: +61 2 8231 9900


Damien Barnes, Patron, Keighran Legal + Advisory

Damien Barnes


Damien Barnes is a Bidjara Aboriginal man from Carnarvon Gorge and Woorabinda in Central Queensland.

He has broad legal, commercial and dispute resolution experience in; construction, PPPs, mining, rail, energy, resources, environment, planning, local government, property, cultural heritage, land claims and native title.

Damien also has five (5) years civil engineering experience with the NSW Department of Commerce and Bankstown City Council. His civil engineering experience includes; surveying, design, construction and approvals.

M:  +61 466 3718 480      P: +61 2 8231 9900


Premium Legal + Advisory services delivered through a commercial lense

Keighran Legal + Advisory provides commercially pragmatic legal solutions to the hotel, real estate and construction industries across Australia.  We are also wholeheartedly committed to contributing to the communities in which we work and live.

Proactive engagement

Our experience enables us to think ahead of the curve and proactively manage client outcomes

Commercially focused

Commercially focused, pragmatic and cost-effective service delivered in a collaborative manner

Industry Recognition

Our lawyers have been recognised by independent publications such as Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Legal500 and Chambers Global

Full service

We provide a full life-cycle service, including deal structuring, transaction execution and dispute advisory services

Indigenous Outcomes

As a Supply Nation Certified business that is 100% Indigenous owned and managed, we focus on amplifying Indigenous talent

International Reach

Our lawyers have international experience and can assist in the execution and management of transactions in foreign markets

Embracing a beating heart, Connection to Community.

Sydney legal firm specialising in legal advice in real estate and construction