CATEGORIES

Banking and Finance

This award recognises a lawyer who has dominated in the banking and finance practice area, advising on high-stakes legal matters concerning the industry.

Barrister

This award recognises outstanding performance by an individual practising at the bar.

Commercial

This award recognises a lawyer who has displayed tenacity while working within Australia’s highly competitive corporate environment.

Community Legal Centre Lawyer

This award recognises a lawyer who lends their expertise to contribute to Australia’s community legal centres (CLCs).

Competition, Trade and Regulation

This award recognises a lawyer who has demonstrated significant skill in advising clients — including corporations and government regulators — on competition, trade and regulation matters.

Construction and Infrastructure

This award recognises a lawyer who has advised on complex matters while having to navigate the ever-changing construction and infrastructure industry.

Corporate Counsel (Large Business)

This award recognises an in-house lawyer who is employed by an organisation with over 200 employees and has demonstrated a high level of expertise in advising their organisation on a wide range of legal matters.

Corporate Counsel (SME)

This award recognises an in-house lawyer who is employed by an organisation with 200 or fewer employees and has demonstrated a high level of expertise in advising their organisation on a wide range of legal matters.

Criminal

This award recognises a lawyer who has acted for clients involved in criminal cases, including but not limited to theft, fraud, infringement warrants, speeding and breach of court orders.

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

This award recognises a lawyer who has demonstrated skill and expertise in acting across a range of dispute resolution forms, whether via the judicial system, arbitration, mediation, a negotiated settlement or others.

Family Law

This award recognises a lawyer who has navigated the complex family law space while demonstrating persistence and resilience.

Financial Services

This award recognises a lawyer who has displayed a high level of expertise in acting on matters concerning the financial services sector.

Government

This award recognises a lawyer who has offered legal expertise on matters concerning the government.

Health

This award recognises a lawyer who has advised on legal matters concerning Australia’s healthcare system, including but not limited to the medical, research and hospital sectors.

Insolvency

This award recognises a lawyer who has acted for clients — either individuals or companies, or both — on a broad range of insolvency matters, including but not limited to restructurings, creditors’ scheme of arrangement, voluntary administrations and/or receivership.

Insurance

This award recognises a lawyer who has showcased finesse in advising clients on a broad range of insurance matters, including those acting on behalf of insurers and/or claimants.

Intellectual Property

This award recognises a lawyer who has navigated the specialised and technical area of intellectual property while providing successful outcomes for clients.

Mergers and Acquisitions

This award recognises a lawyer who has advised on M&A transactions concerning Australia’s business sphere.

Migration

This award recognises a lawyer who has helped ensure success for individuals looking to migrate to Australia, guiding them on their rights and responsibilities in taking up residency in the country.

Planning and Environment

This award recognises a lawyer who has displayed a high level of skill in advising on matters concerning the planning and environment sector.

Pro Bono

This award recognises a lawyer who has demonstrated a passion for pro bono work, benefitting those in need of legal aid.

Projects, Energy and Resources

This award recognises a lawyer who has acted for clients in matters concerning projects, energy and/or resources impacting the Australian economy.

Real Estate

This award recognises a lawyer who has played an active role in the development of Australia’s real estate sector, including deals with foreign investment elements.

Sports and Entertainment

This award recognises a lawyer who acted on matters concerning the sports and entertainment sector.

Taxation

This award recognises a lawyer who has successfully advised on intricate taxation matters, including but not limited to tax disputes and transfer pricing provisions.

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

This award recognises a lawyer who has demonstrated skill and expertise in effectively playing a role in transactions concerning the technology, media and telecommunications sector, while mitigating risks that come with advising on such matters.

Wellness Advocate

This award recognises an individual who has actively advocated for health and wellness initiatives, events and/or activities among their peers and the community at large.

Workplace Relations, Health and Safety

This award recognises a lawyer who has advised clients on matters concerning workplace relations, health and/or safety.