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Australasian Law Awards

Thursday, 17 June 2021

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

The Australasian Law Awards proudly returns in 2021 to recognise the region’s leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals, deals and cases over the past year. It’s a true reflection of excellence in the legal profession.

Leading firms, in-house legal teams, and lawyers are encouraged to nominate across 30-plus categories and be recognised for their achievements and outstanding work. Submissions will be reviewed by an esteemed independent judging panel.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we won’t be able to run a face-to-face gala dinner in 2021. While we’re disappointed that we’re not going to be seeing you at our face-to-face event, we’ve come up with a unique format to recognise and celebrate excellence across the Australasian legal profession. Excellence awardees will be announced in Australasian Lawyer and online channels on 20 May. Gold winners will be revealed at the highly anticipated virtual ceremony on Thursday 17 June 2021.

Nominations for the 2021 Awards are now closed. Excellence Awardees will be announced online on the 20th May, while Gold Winners will be announced at a live virtual event on the 17th June. More info to follow.

As our Commercial firm grows, so too does our ability to meet the needs of increasing numbers of Humanitarian clients.  
Our Commercial firm is the trusted adviser to a wide range of organisations who want to make a difference through their legal spend across commercial, property and technology/IP law, as well as social impact and not for profit law.  Our enviable client list continued to grow in 2016 and includes ASX200 companies, multinationals, governments, social impact financiers and not for profit organisations.
Key achievements in 2016 included:

  • Reappointed to the NSW Government Legal Services Panel in the area of Property Law and appointed for the first time to the Commercial & Contracts Law sub-panel.
  • Over 36,055 hours of pro bono advice and assistance in the 2016 financial year and clocked over 17,700 free humanitarian cases in December 2016.
  • Expanded to cover 15 locations between Sydney and Brisbane, plus a free national telephone service for people in rural and remote areas.
  • Opened a new free Asylum Seeker Centre in August 2016 which completed approx. 150 appointments (equating to 1497 hours) in the first 4 months of operation.
  • Surpassed 40 employees and over 220 volunteers.
  • Launched our innovative and unique employee wellbeing program, ‘Flourishment’.
  • New clients in 2016 included Australia Post, Wests Tigers Rugby League Club, Wesley Mission, the Catholic, Anglican, Uniting and Seventh-day Adventist Churches, Barnardos Australia, NSW Trustee & Guardian, NSW Department of Industry, Bank Australia, McWilliam’s Wines, ASIC and Far East Organization.
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