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Our 2022
Awards Categories

1. Get to know more about the categories for Awards by downloading the criteria for judging. Simply fill out the form below and select the category you want to download.

2. Check the boxes of the categories you want to download. Click the category name to see description.

Banking and Finance

This award recognises a lawyer who has dominated 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

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.

Employment and Workplace Relations

This award recognises a lawyer who has advised on matters concerning employment and workplace relations.

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 in matters involving or pertaining to local, state/territory or federal governments.

Health, Medical and Personal Injury

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

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.

Media and Telecommunications

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

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. It is also open to lawyers who have advised on matters concerning native title.

Pro Bono

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

Projects, Energy and Resources

This award recognises a lawyer who has acted for clients on 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

This award recognises a lawyer who has advised on matters concerning technology, including but not limited to updates in Australia’s technological sphere.

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.

Wills and Estates

This award recognises a lawyer who has undertaken and completed notable work in the wills and estates space, while demonstrating persistence and resilience.

Workplace, Health and Safety

This award recognises a lawyer who has advised on workplace, health and safety matters.

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Thank you for your interest in Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards 2022.

Please find the attached category descriptions.

For any additional information, or any questions, please contact [email protected] or alternatively call 0448 021 996.

We look forward to seeing your submission.

Best wishes,
Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards Team

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