Australasian Law Awards


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 and is held at the Star Sydney.

Have a look at the highlights of the 2019 night here.


Unfortunately, due to recent developments in Australia, we won’t be able to run a face-to-face gala dinner this year. 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.

The winners and excellence awards will be announced on Australasian Lawyer next week. For more information on the format and dates click here.


In 2016, our firm launched new social responsibility initiatives and achieved significant milestones including:

  • We provided 36,055 hours of pro bono advice and assistance in FY2016 – the note from the 9th Annual Performance Report on the National Pro Bono Aspirational Target reads: 1. Figures throughout the report exclude the significant pro bono contribution of Salvos Legal and Salvos Legal Humanitarian, except the number of Target signatories and the number of FTE lawyers covered by the Target. This is due to the significant distorting effect of these numbers in other calculations.
  • By December 2016, our firm had acted or assisted in over 17,700 humanitarian cases for free.
  • Grew to 15 offices and Advice Bureaus between Sydney and Brisbane, plus a free national telephone advice service.
  • Our Humanitarian firm, Salvos Legal Humanitarian, partnered with MDA Ltd to open a new Asylum Seeker Clinic (ASC) in Queensland to assist people who arrived by boat and are seeking asylum through the Legacy Caseload visa application process. The ASC provides people with a fair opportunity to present their claims for protection in circumstances where legal assistance is extremely limited.  In its first four months, the ASC completed approximately 150 appointments, equating to 1497 hours of pro bono assistance.
  • We became signatories to United Nations Global Compact, the largest corporate responsibility initiative in the world. 
  • We were certified as a B Corporation, an international certification for enterprises that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
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