Tamara Sims is the Head of Pro Bono and Responsible Business at Colin Biggers & Paisley. She has extensive experience in human rights law, and a particular passion for access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Tamara has experience across multiple industries including corporate, not-for-profit and government. Her contributions have impacted organisations, social institutions, employees and individuals for significant transformation.
Tamara's primary areas of practice include refugee law, victims compensation, domestic violence, housing rights and credit & debt matters. Tamara has substantial experience in running large scale public interest and human rights litigation. She is a trusted advisor to many charities, non-profits and CLCs in Australia Tamara leads the practice's work on Pro Bono and Responsible Business through the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation. The Foundation focuses on protecting and enhancing the rights of women and children, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and promoting responsible business practices. This includes involving all lawyers in the practice in pro bono legal services, examining ways the practice can make a positive impact on our communities through our core business, volunteering, in-kind support and charitable contributions.
Tamara is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. She is currently a Director at the Redfern Legal Centre. In addition to her Bachelor of Laws, Tamara holds a Bachelor of Arts.
Tamara joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2019.