Australasian Law Awards

Thursday, 17 June 2021


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.

Harwood Andrews (HA) is a leading law firm that understands local issues. With more than 100 lawyers, HA is one of the largest regional law firms in Victoria. New initiatives, expansion, awards, and community were key to HA’s success in 2016. HA opened an office in regional city of Albury. Using the latest technology to collaborate between offices, the new location reaffirms our commitment to providing quality legal services to regional communities.

As one of four Australian law firms Certified as a B Corporation (B Corp), HA not only operate for the benefit of shareholders, but also for the environment, our communities, and our people. In 2016 at the International B Corp Retreat in Philadelphia, HA received global recognition for contributions made to the B Corp movement and our efforts in driving change in regional communities. This resulted in HA being the only Australian B Corp to receive an award at the retreat, Rookie of the Year.

Our pro bono program supports organisations and causes that have a positive impact in our communities. In the past year, HA has contributed in excess of 3000 hours to pro bono services, averaging 36 hours per lawyer, more than the National Pro Bono  Aspirational Target.

Other HA initiatives include:

  • establishment of a Futures Committee, an innovation program for idea generation and implementation
  • product development harnessing technology - Online Will 
  • commencing a Class Action practice
  • the only regional law firm to complete legal work for authorities on the Victorian Government Panel.
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