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.

2016 was a year of major growth for Nexus, with the firm more than doubling in size and significantly expanding its presence in NSW with the appointment of more than 15 lawyers in senior practice roles.

Nexus is a true boutique with a core speciality in construction and infrastructure, with 8 of the 15 new lawyers joining that national team.  Its lawyers specialise in full project delivery from planning and acquisition, through procurement and construction, and in managing disputes and security of payment issues.

It advises across on projects nationally, including coal and gas, new energy, major infrastructure and remediation projects, large scale inner-city redevelopments and construction and residential building. 

Nexus Law Group is a leading ‘NewLaw’ firms and the only business in Australia running a law firm based on the embedded connection of independent, senior lawyers.  Nexus is connected by its creation of its unique OpenLaw practice management system. Projects in 2016 included the acquisition, development and construction of a 200+ room hotel, advising on major civil works at Barangaroo, the northwest rail link and the construction and delivery of new energy projects including solar and wind projects.  The team also further expanded into GC and senior in-house contract placements, including on NorthConnex and with Vector Energy.   

This expansion into major projects was done whilst still maintaining a strong focus on helping residential builders and owners navigate the domestic building issues, all while developing new technology and systems to support cost effective client solutions. 

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