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Partner of the Year Awards judges revealed

Partner of the Year Awards judges revealed

POTY Awards

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.

To purchase a ticket, click here.

To learn more about the event, click here.

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

To learn more about our judges, click here.

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