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.


LOD – Lawyers On Demand has seen enormous change in the past year, with Sandra Gibson,Australian Managing Director being at the forefront of these exciting changes.

The first cross-continent merger between NewLaw providers, LOD (UK) and AdventBalance (APAC) started trading globally as LOD in October 2016, creating one of the world’s largest flexible legal service providers with over 600 lawyers and consultants in 8 locations worldwide.

Sandra was instrumental to the merger, the seamless transition between the two businesses and its overall success. She has also been key in driving a number of initiatives across the Australian business.

Within weeks of completing the merger Sandra led the collaboration with DLA Piper by launching the flexible resourcing capability in Australia.  This arrangement allows DLA to bypass the need to build their own flexible lawyer business by outsourcing the requirements to LOD.

Constantly assessing the market and ensuring we remain innovative and responsive, Sandra rolled out our ‘On Call’ offering in Australia, allowing a much broader range of solutions for our clients and lawyers. 

She also led a team in creating our hugely successful In-House Legal Women Of Influence Program.  A forum for women in senior in-house legal roles to share ideas, issues and solutions to the challenges of working as an in-house lawyer.

Sandra contributes thought leadership pieces, adding value to lawyers and clients alike across a range of topics.

Under Sandra’s leadership, LOD’s Australian business continues to be successful and seen as a catalyst for change in the legal industry.

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