2 September, Four Points by Sheraton, Sydney

Judges

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Amy Challans, Past President, Australian Women Lawyers

Amy Challans is an immediate Past President and Director of Australian Women Lawyers. Appointed to the role of President in 2013, Amy was the first South Australian to hold this position. In...

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Claire Bibby, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Brookfield Properties

Claire Bibby is Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Brookfield Properties.  Claire’s strengths rest in overseeing a busy, multiple award winning, in-house legal team, working ...

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Linda Baxter, Director, Continuing Professional Development, Leo Cussen Centre for Law

Linda Baxter graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and held positions in a number of commercial firms, practising in commercial litigation. Prior to joining Leo Cussen Cen...

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Vincent Bicudo De Castro, Lecturer in Accounting, Deakin University

Dr Vincent Bicudo de Castro started his academic career in his native Brazil, earning two Bachelor degrees and a Master before gaining his PhD in Accounting at Monash in 2014 with his thesis...

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Raechelle Binny, General Counsel Banking Products & Markets, National Australia Bank

Raechelle Binny was appointed as General Counsel, Banking Products & Markets at National Australia Bank in 2015. She leads a team approximately 180 lawyers and paralegals who provide sup...

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John Boersig, CEO, Legal Aid ACT

Prior to this appointment Dr Boersig worked as an Assistant Secretary in the Federal Attorney-General’s Department, responsible for a number of areas including Indigenous law and justice a...

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Joseph Catanzariti, Vice President, Fair Work Commission

Joseph Catanzariti AM is a Vice President of the Fair Work Commission, the national workplace relations tribunal.Prior to his appointment to the Fair Work Commission, Joseph was a senior Par...

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John Chisholm, Managing Director, John Chisholm Consulting

Previously a partner,managing partner and Chief Executive of 2 major Australian law firms,John established his own consultancy, John Chisholm Consulting, in 2005 to share his expertise and e...

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Lisa Claes, Chief Executive Officer International, CoreLogic

Lisa has over 20 years’ experience in executive leadership roles in the banking, wealth management, insurance and data & analytics industries. Lisa joined CoreLogic (the world’s larg...

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Benedict Coyne, Executive Counsel / National President, Anderson Fredericks Turner - Lawyers & Advocates/ Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR)

Benedict Coyne is national president of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and ExecutiveCounsel at Anderson Fredericks Turner Lawyers & Advocates where he runs a human rights and...

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Cameron Cross, General Counsel, nbn

Cameron Cross is General Counsel – Customer and Commercial at nbn and leads a team of 7 providing legal support for the products, supply terms and customer facing aspects of nbn. Cameron h...

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Ann-Maree David, Executive Director, College of Law

Ann-Maree David is the Executive Director of The College of Law Queensland. She has worked within the legal profession for more than 30 years, in public and corporate sector roles and in pri...

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Norman Donato, President, The Commercial Law Association of Australia and Executive Lawyer, Bartier Perry Lawyers

Norman is a shareholder and Executive Lawyer at Bartier Perry in its Corporate and Commercial Group. When it comes to the provision of legal services, Norman knows what it takes, having been...

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Tony Dormer, Managing Director, Kreston Dormers

Tony is the founder and Managing Director of Kreston Dormers. His entrepreneurial style and ability to ‘think outside the square’, has enabled Kreston Dormers to provide clients with a l...

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Ted Dwyer, Director, Dwyer Consulting

Ted Dwyer is a solicitor and one of Australia’s leading consultants to the legal industry. His expertise encompasses strategy, profitability, matter management, innovation (with a specific...

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Rebecca Edwards, General Counsel, Payce Consolidated

Rebecca has advised developers and landowners on industrial, commercial and residential development projects, is on the board of Mackillop Rural Community Services and now works as general c...

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Dominique Hogan-Doran SC, Senior Counsel, Australian Bar

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC is a leading Commercial Litigation and Disputes Resolution Senior Counsel who was the 2016 Lawyers Weekly Barrister of the Year. Dominique is the Australian Bar Asso...

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Ashe-Lee Jegathesan, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Vocus Group

Ashe-lee holds the position of General Counsel & Company Secretary for the Vocus Group (an ASX100 company in the telecommunications sector, Australia’s 4th largest telco and New Zealan...

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Rebecca Kenny, General Counsel, Australia Council

Rebecca Kenny is General Counsel for the Australia Council for the Arts, theCommonwealth Government’s primary arts funding and advisory body.Since being admitted to the Supreme Court of NS...

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Tanya Khan

Tanya has 20 years’ experience in private and in-house practice.  She is now responsible for the Australian and Asia Pacific operations of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the world...

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Stephen Lancken, Mediator and Managing Director, Negocio Resolutions

Stephen (Steve) Lancken is an internationally regarded mediator, trainer, coach and commentator about dispute resolution....

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Rachel Launders, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited

Rachel is general counsel and company secretary at Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited, leading a team which manages the diverse array of legal issues which arise across the business. Pr...

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Benjamin Lee, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Mercedes-Benz Australia

Ben is General Counsel and Company Secretary of Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd, the importer, distributor and retailer of Mercedes-Benz cars, vans, trucks and buses, and Freightline...

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Tass Liveris, President, Law Society NT

Tass Liveris is the president of Law Society Northern Territory. He was first elected as president in October 2014 and was re-elected in 2015 and 2016. Mr Liveris has been the Society’s di...

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Shane Matthews, General Counsel, Kaplan

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John McKenzie, Officer, Legal Services Commissioner NSW

Appointed as the NSW Legal Services Commissioner in March 2015 and oversees the office that receives and manages all complaints against lawyers in the state. Prior to his appointment, John p...

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Profesor Fariborz Moshirian, Director of the Institute of Global Finance, School of UNSW Business Schoool

Professor Fariborz Moshirian is the Director of the Institute of Global Finance (IGF) in the UNSW Australia Business School, Sydney. Fariborz was the Bertil Danielsson Professor of Finance ...

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Bianca Quan, Convenor, Victorian Women Lawyers

Bianca Quan is Convenor of Victorian Women Lawyers (VWL), the peak representative body of women lawyers in Victoria. VWL promotes understanding and support of women's legal and human rights....

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Alexandra Rose, Senior Manager - Group Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG)

   Alexandra RoseAlexandra Rose is an experienced commercial lawyer and company director. Alexandra’s current role is Senior Manager – Group Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at Ins...

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Shoshana Shields, Legal Director, eBay, eBay

Prior to working at eBay, Shoshana spent her first 8 years as a lawyer working in private practice, specialising in Commercial Litigation. Shoshana moved from private practice to in-house r...

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Damian Sturzaker, Vice President, CiArb Australia

Damian the head of the Dispute Resolution team at Marque Lawyers, where he specialises in international arbitration. Damian has over 25 years’ experience as a commercial litigator with spe...

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Professor George Williams AO, Dean of Law, UNSW

George Williams AO is the Dean, the Anthony Mason Professor, and a Scientia Professor at UNSW Law. He has written and edited books including Australian Constitutional Law and Theory, The Oxf...

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Belinda Wilson, President, Law Institute of Victoria

As President of the Law Institute of Victoria, Belinda Wilson aims to inspire lawyers, to challenge daily habits and to think outside the usual confines, in the hope of keeping very talented...