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Winners of the 2022 Australian Law Awards revealed

Lawyers Weekly and principal partner UNSW Sydney are pleased to announce the winners of the 22nd Australian Law Awards in a year where there were a record number of finalists.

user iconMalavika Santhebennur 12 August 2022 Big Law
Winners of the 2022 Australian Law Awards revealed
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The 2022 Australian Law Awards returned for its 22nd year as an in-person five-star black-tie gala ceremony on Friday, 12 August 2022, at the Australian Turf Club, Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney to provide national recognition to legal professionals and firms for their dedication to the legal sector.

Over 800 members of the legal profession were in attendance at this year’s gala awards ceremony to rejoice in the industry’s successes and network with their colleagues.

Over 40 individual and group winners were chosen this year from a record high of 370 finalists, while the highest scoring winner was conferred the prestigious Excellence Award.


The unparalleled awards program identifies those who work tirelessly to propel the Australian legal industry forward and offers individuals career advancement. It is the pinnacle event for celebrating talent across the industry, including managing partners, general counsel, barristers, legal scholars, and rising stars.

The awards allow firms to distinguish themselves in the industry and enhance their ability to attract and retain the greatest talent while strengthening their position when winning and retaining business.

This year, Corrs Chambers Westgarth won the Excellence Award after the firm was named Property Team of the Year earlier in the evening.

Hive Legal won two group awards at the awards ceremony, while Herbert Smith Freehills and Gilbert + Tobin won both a group and individual award each.

A well-respected panel of judges determined the winners of the 2022 Australian Law Awards.

In his address to the legal professionals at the awards ceremony, Lawyers Weekly editor Jerome Doraisamy congratulated the winners and noted that the legal industry has continued to raise the benchmark for excellence.

Mr Doraisamy said: “The annual Australian Law Awards is, undoubtedly, the biggest and best celebration of legal talent across the country. It is Lawyers Weekly’s great honour to be able to host such festivities.

“Congratulations to all of tonight’s finalists and winners. You are the industry leaders of today and tomorrow, and you should feel immensely proud of all that you have accomplished.”

Lawyers Weekly would like to thank all of its partners for their invaluable support, including principal partner UNSW Sydney, platinum partners Commonwealth Bank and Madison Marcus, gold partners Berconn Global, Dye & Durham, and Law Image, event partners Cyber Security Connect, finni, Leo Cussen Centre for Law, and nrol, philanthropic partner So They Can, diversity partner Leap, research partner Momentum Intelligence, and charity partner Invictus Australia.

Click here to see the full list of the 2022 Australian Law Awards winners.

For more information about the awards program, click here.