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.

I am senior associate with Minter Ellison seconded full time to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) as its Legal Manager for Venue Development and Overlay. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) is a $2billion project that will see the Gold Coast host the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade.   I am one of five lawyers based at GamesHQ, as part of the team responsible for all legal services necessary to enable delivery of GC2018.

Throughout 2016 I was the lead construction lawyer, responsible for managing all of the legal work relating to GOLDOC’s temporary construction and overlay program. This included drafting and negotiating agreements for some of GOLDOC’s highest risk and highest value procurement activities.  For instance, there is a good chance the chair you sit in at GC2018, is one of 60,000 temporary seats I was an integral part of procuring for 13 competition venues to accommodate approximately 1.5 million spectators. My work is what gives our venues the look and feel of major event stadia.  

In November 2016 I was appointed to the board of Triathlon Queensland(TQ) as an independent director. TQ is the organisation responsible for fostering the growth and development of Triathlon in Queensland. In FY15-16 TQ had 6178 members or about 28% of Australian triathlon members.

I also volunteer at the Bond University Law pro bono Clinic, am a keen cyclist and mentor one of the two rotating Griffith University interns undertaking work experience in the legal team. 

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