Australasian Law Awards

Thursday, 17 June 2021

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The Australasian Law Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Australia and New Zealand’s leading legal professionals, firms and in-house teams for their contribution to the industry over the past year. They are also a way to recognise the big deals that have occupied the profession.

The awards define excellence in the legal profession, the awards night typically attracts over 650 guests. 

Unfortunately, due to recent developments in Australia, 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.

Due to the high calibre of nominations this year, we will be recognising several excellence awards in addition to the winners of each category.

Nominations for the 2021 Awards will open in mid-January 2021.


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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