Makinson d’Apice is very pleased to advise that Bill d’Apice has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day 2021 Honours List.

Bill was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to the law, to the legal profession, and to the Catholic Church of Australia.

That is a tremendous recognition for all that Bill has achieved for the legal profession and the Catholic Church over four decades.

Bill commented: “I must say that I was surprised to receive the award because there are so many others that are worthy recipients. Still, I am delighted to accept the award. The recognition is shared with the firm because much that I have been able to do in the legal profession (particularly in the Charities and Not-for-Profit space) and the Church has been made possible with the support of my Partners, our Charities and NFP team and our other staff in furtherance of our firm’s support for the Church, the profession and the broader Charities and NFP space.”

Joanne Grant and Belinda Marsh, Partners of the Charities & Not-for-Profits Practice Group, commented: “We would like to congratulate Bill on this very well-deserved award. Bill has tirelessly provided valuable advice, guidance and assistance to the Catholic Church, other religious organisations, charities and not-for-profit organisations for decades and this award recognises his efforts and work. We are proud and grateful to lead the Charities and NFP team as Partners, together with Bill as a Consultant to the team, to continue to provide first-class legal services to our valued clients and community for many more years to come.”

Click here to read the Governor-General’s announcement.