2018 Winners

Academic of the Year
Rosalind Dixon
UNSW Faculty of Law

Banking and Finance Team of the Year
King & Wood Mallesons

Barrister of the Year
Katherine Brazenor
Victorian Bar

Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Keypoint Law

Business Development Professional of the Year
Sharon Thompson
Ashurst

Commercial Team of the Year
Herbert Smith Freehills

Dealmaker of the Year
Rebecca Maslen-Stannage
Herbert Smith Freehills

Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
Australian Government Solicitor

Employee Program of the Year
Ashurst

Energy and Resources Team of the Year
Allen & Overy

General Counsel of the Year
Bruce Moore
Australian Red Cross Society

Government Team of the Year
Clayton Utz

In-House Lawyer of the Year
Desi Kuzmanovic
Brookfield Property Partners

In-House Team of the Year
REA Group

Innovator of the Year
Dentons

Insurance Team of the Year
Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Intellectual Property Team of the Year
Clayton Utz

Law Firm of the Year
Herbert Smith Freehills

Law Student of the Year
Michael Jefferies
University of the Sunshine Coast / PwC

Lawyers Weekly Excellence Award
Paul Catchlove
Gadens

Legal Support Professional of the Year
Katie Thompson
Hive Legal

Managing Partner of the Year
Danny Gilbert
Gilbert + Tobin

NewLaw Firm of the Year
Polaris Lawyers

Partner of the Year
Chrissy Leontios
CLEON Legal and Mediation Services

Pro Bono Program of the Year
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Property Team of the Year
King & Wood Mallesons

Regional/Suburban Law Firm of the Year
Enterprise Legal

Regional/Suburban Lawyer of the Year
Tanya Straguszi
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Rising Star of the Year
Paul Catchlove
Gadens

Senior Associate of the Year
Katie Gothard-Leigh
Jones Day

Sole Practitioner of the Year
Marianne Marchesi
Legalite

Special Counsel of the Year
Rebecca Dunn
Gilbert + Tobin

Transaction Team of the Year
Allens

Workplace Relations and Employment Team of the Year
Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors