24 teams came together last night in Brisbane to compete in this year’s Queensland Law Society Trivia Night, an initiative of the QLS Future Leaders Committee.
MinterEllison’s team QuizME – made up of legal practitioners Dr Craig Bowie, Lynne Kozak, Matthew Paterson and Robert Reed – emerged victorious after four rounds of trivia, each covering a variety of topics from sports, music and politics to pop culture, science and general knowledge.
Trailing by six points in second place was Actus Reus from Hughes & Lewis Legal, closely followed by Reasonable Doubt from Moulis Legal and Red Hot Trivia Peppers from Sparke Helmore Lawyers who tied for third.
The event, held at the Port Office Hotel, was a great success with teams raising more than $1000 for Brisbane-based not-for-profit organisation Community Canteen.
Clayton Utz Senior Associate and Community Canteen Non-Executive Director Luke Furness said last night’s fundraising efforts would help deliver more than 500 meals for the homeless and those at risk.
“The warmth and generosity towards our cause was on display both at and after the event,” Mr Furness said. “It’s a good reminder of the role that we, as solicitors, have in confronting homelessness and disadvantage in Queensland.”
Other law firms and organisations with teams competing on the night included Bloom Costs, Callinan Chambers, Construct Law Group Pty Ltd, Dare Recruitment, De Groots Wills And Estate Lawyers, Denning Insurance Law, FTI Consulting, Gilchrist Connell, Heart Foundation, Lander & Rogers, Morgan Mac Lawyers, MurphySchmidt, Nyst Legal, Queensland Building and Construction Commission, UnitingCare QLD, University of Queensland, Dare Recruitment, FTI Consulting and Pilot Partners.