Partner of the Year Awards winners revealed

By Emma Ryan|30 May 2019

Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with Taylor Root, is proud the announce the recipients of this year’s Partner of the Year Awards.

This year’s Partner of the Year Awards was held at The Star, Sydney on 30 May 2019, celebrating outstanding performance by partners, or partner equivalents, across individual practice areas within the Australian legal profession.

The black tie event was an opportunity to recognise the notable achievements of lawyers at the height of their career who demonstrate leadership, technical expertise, mentorship and business development skills.

The Lawyers Weekly team would like to thank our event partners, judges and attendees for their support on the night. We’ll see you all again next year!

The winners of the 2019 POTY Awards are:

Banking and Finance Partner of the Year

Mark Inston, Hall & Wilcox

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Capital Markets Partner of the Year

Philippa Stone, Herbert Smith Freehills

Commercial Partner of the Year

Martyn Taylor, Norton Rose Fulbright

Competition, Trade and Regulation Partner of the Year

Elizabeth Avery, Gilbert + Tobin

Construction and Infrastructure Partner of the Year

Scott Mort, Bradbury Legal

Corporate Partner of the Year

Hugh Griffin, Hazelbrook Legal

Criminal Partner of the Year

Justin Wong, Streeton Lawyers

Dispute Resolution Partner of the Year

Jason Betts, Herbert Smith Freehills

Family Law Partner of the Year

Malcolm Gittoes-Caesar, Coleman Greig Lawyers

Financial Services Partner of the Year

Michelle Segaert, EY

Government Partner of the Year

Simonetta Astolfi, Maddocks

Health Partner of the Year

Alison Choy Flannigan, Hall & Wilcox

Innovator of the Year

Hilary Goodier, Herbert Smith Freehills

Insolvency Partner of the Year

Alicia Auden, JHK Legal

Insurance Partner of the Year

John Van de Poll, Holman Webb Lawyers

Intellectual Property Partner of the Year

Michael Williams, Gilbert + Tobin

Litigation Partner of the Year

Patrick Mead, Carter Newell Lawyers

Media and Telecommunications Partner of the Year

Bruce Lloyd, Clayton Utz

Mergers and Acquisitions Partner of the Year

Rachael Bassil, Gilbert + Tobin

Migration Partner of the Year

Anne O’Donoghue, Immigration Solutions Lawyers

Native Title, Planning and Environment Partner of the Year

Mark Geritz, Clayton Utz 

New Partner of the Year - 3 years or less

Alex Kauye, Gilbert + Tobin

Partner of the Year Excellence Award

Bruce Lloyd, Clayton Utz

Pro Bono Partner of the Year

Heidi Nash-Smith, Wotton + Kearney

Projects, Energy and Resources Partner of the Year

Claire Rogers, King & Wood Mallesons

Real Estate Partner of the Year

Olivia Lau, Ashurst

Taxation Partner of the Year

John Walker, Baker McKenzie

Technology Partner of the Year

Cameron Whittfield, PwC

Wellness Advocate of the Year

Mary Digiglio, Swaab

Workplace Health and Safety Relations Partner of the Year

Jamie McPherson, DWF Australia

Workplace Relations Partner of the Year

Josh Bornstein, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Partner of the Year Awards winners revealed
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