Today’s business landscape is unquestionably global, with success increasingly defined by generosity of vision and market relevance. Barker Henley is ideally-placed to help our clients capitalise on market opportunities and realise their ambitions – locally, regionally and globally – underpinned by an agile business model, strong network and exceptional service delivery. At Barker Henley, we offer our clients a distinctive, fully integrated multi-disciplinary service capability – spanning law, business advisory and enhancement, and tax and finance advisory. Our firm has offices across Australia and Asia, and an established network of international affiliates. Chairman’s Note From the beginning, our vision was to provide a truly distinctive offering in the Australian and wider marketplace: an integrated legal and business advisory firm that delivered genuine expertise in a fully complementary, personalised manner. We recognise that to succeed over the longer term, our clients must always be our first priority and at the heart of everything we do. We are acutely aware that in today’s business environment, to earn and retain our client’s respect and loyalty, we must deliver a standard of service, a level of expertise and quality of thinking that consistently goes beyond – indeed exceeds – their expectations. Our culture is also defining. As a diverse, inclusive firm, our cultural style is proudly approachable and personable. The core values that guide us in our business life – integrity, excellence, commitment and respect – are not just words for the sake of words; they are how we behave and respond everyday as professional advisers. Integral to that culture is also a deep sense of community – that is why philanthropy, social responsibility and pro bono work will always play a central role within the life of our firm. Our fundamental ambition and commitment remains to go beyond the expectations of our clients, our own people and the wider communities in which we operate. Sunil Lal Chairman, Barker Henley Industry Awards Doyles Guide 2017 In recent years, our firm in general and several of our senior lawyers have received market recognition for their expertise, technical excellence and professionalism, including industry awards from the widely respected Doyles Guide. In the broader community, our philanthropic and pro bono work has also been publicly recognised by such organisations as Sydney Children’s Hospital and The Salvation Army. Social Responsibility and Philanthropy Legacy Australia Sydney’s Children Hospital White Ribbon Australia In every community in which we operate, we are committed to acting as a responsible and engaged business. Across our firm, we contribute financially to disadvantaged communities and charitable organisations, perform pro bono work and support a diverse range of education, healthcare, research, science, environmental and cultural projects. Within Barker Henley’s Australian practices alone, 2% of all annual revenue is donated to charitable bodies, and we actively encourage our people to undertake pro bono work and support social causes.