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Finalists revealed for the 2023 Australian Law Awards

Over 360 finalists have been selected for the 23rd annual Australian Law Awards, being brought to you by Lawyers Weekly and principal partner Dye & Durham.

user iconMalavika Santhebennur 22 June 2023 Big Law
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Lawyers Weekly and Dye & Durham are pleased to announce that 365 finalists have been selected to compete across 22 individual and 17 group categories at the 2023 Australian Law Awards.

A total of 1,005 submissions were received this year, setting a new record since the inception of this awards program 23 years ago.

The awards program will culminate in a glittering black-tie gala ceremony on Friday, 11 August 2023, at The Star in Sydney. Click here to buy your tickets.


Individual finalists include academics, barristers, dealmakers, general counsel, senior associates, sole practitioners, and the rising stars of tomorrow.

Group finalists include Dispute Resolution and/or Litigation Team of the Year, Employer of Choice, in-house teams, innovators, pro bono programs, as well as wellness initiatives.

The highest-scoring individual or group winner will become the recipient of the 2023 Excellence Award.

Now in its 23rd year, the Australian Law Awards is an unparalleled program that provides national recognition to legal professionals and their firms for their dedication to the legal sector.

The awards ceremony is the pinnacle event for championing talent in the Australian legal industry and shining a spotlight on those who work tirelessly to progress in their careers while ensuring that their industry thrives.

Among those who are recognised are partners, general counsel, academics, barristers, legal teams, and rising stars.

Speaking ahead of the awards, Lawyers Weekly editor Jerome Doraisamy said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have seen so many submissions this year — the most an awards program hosted by Lawyers Weekly has ever received.

“The volume of high-quality submissions is demonstrative of the calibre of work being undertaken by legal professionals, of all stripes, up and down the country.

“Congratulations to all of our worthy finalists, and we look forward to celebrating with you on the night!”

Dye & Durham Australian managing director Dennis Barnhart added: “We’re thrilled to become the principal partner of the Australian Law Awards and to have the opportunity to help celebrate and support Australia’s vibrant legal community.”

Click here to view the full list of finalists.

The Australian Law Awards ceremony will be held on Friday, 11 August 2023, at The Star in Sydney. Click here to buy your tickets.

For more information about the awards, click here.

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