The judges for this year’s Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards have been announced.
Now in its second year, the Partner of the Year Awards recognises outstanding performance by partners in law firms across a range of categories.
This year there are a total of 23 categories, paying tribute to 23 of the best and brightest law firm partners in their area of expertise.
A total of 25 judges (listed below) have been selected and given the task of reviewing the submissions, eventually selecting a winner for each category.
Winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner to be held at The Westin Sydney on 28 April 2017.
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The judges for the 2017 Partner of the Year Awards are:
Professor Michael Adams, dean of law, Western Sydney University
Will Alstergren, president, Australian Bar Association (VIC)
Kate Ashmor, principal and managing director, Ashmor Legal
Claire Bibby, senior vice president and general counsel, Brookfield
Raechelle Binny, general counsel of banking products and markets, NAB
Benedict Coyne, president, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights
Cameron Cross, general counsel - customer and commercial, NBN Co Limited
Norman Donato, president, The Commercial Law Association of Australia
Rebecca Edwards, general counsel, PAYCE Consolidated Limited
Justin Forsell, chief legal counsel and head of legal and security department, NBN Co Limited
Professor Sandeep Gopalan, dean and professor of law, Deakin University
Suzanne Greenwood, CEO, Catholic Health Australia
Iresha Herath, general counsel - legal services, Western Health
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC, senior counsel, Australian Bar
Ashe-Lee Jegathesan, general counsel and company secretary, Vocus
Tamara Kayser, group general counsel, Incitec Pivot Limited
Caroline Kirton QC, barrister and arbitrator (FCIArb, DiplCArb), Victorian Bar
Fiona McLeod SC, president, Law Council of Australia
Jane Needham SC, past president, NSW Bar Association
Greg Phelps, immediate past president, partner, Australian Lawyers Alliance, Ward Keller
Professor Michael Quinlan, dean of law, The University of Notre Dame Australia
Professor Rocque Reynolds, dean of law, Thomas More Law School, Australian Catholic University
Craig West, CEO and founder, Succession Plus
George Williams AO, dean, Anthony Mason Professor, Scientia Professor, UNSW Law
Belinda Wilson, president, Law Institute of Victoria
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