find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Corporate Lawyer (3-5 years PQE)
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· National firm acting for domestic and multinational clients
View details
Lawyer – CTP Insurance (2-3 years)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW
· Well-regarded team offering mentoring and career development
View details
Howdy partner!

Howdy partner!

The finalists for the inaugural Lawyers Weekly Partner Award, proudly sponsored by Burrows Legal, are six of Australia’s leading private practice lawyers.

The finalists for the inaugural Lawyers Weekly Partner Award, proudly sponsored by Burrows Legal, are six of Australia’s leading private practice lawyers.

Sydney-based Adrian Ahern is the global chairman of Norton Rose Fulbright, one of the world’s largest law firms. This is the first time an Australian has been appointed to such a role at a global firm. Ahern is also the client relationship partner for organisations including AMP and Macquarie Bank.

Gilbert + Tobin is arguably Australia’s leading law firm when it comes to promoting women, and Gina Cass-Gottlieb (pictured right) has acted as a mentor for female lawyers at the firm for nearly two decades. This year Cass-Gottlieb was appointed to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s payments system board, with former Treasurer Wayne Swan lauding her as a “highly-regarded competition lawyer”.

Brisbane’s Teresa Handicott is no stranger to the finalists podium at law awards. The youngest person and first female to be elected as the chairman of the Corrs Chambers Westgarth board has played a key role in ensuring her firm has not rolled-out redundancies or initiated pay freezes over the past few challenging years. Handicott was a finalist last year at the inaugural Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.

Nick Humphrey is the head of the corporate group at Sparke Helmore. Since joining the firm in January 2012, Humphrey has built a 24-lawyer team that has acted on $2.3 billion in deals in a little over 12 months.

Humphrey has also relaunched the firm’s pro bono practice and poached clients from rival firms by offering a range of innovative alternate fee arrangements (AFAs). The corporate group at Sparkes now has AFAs with around 80 per cent of its clients.

les_koltai_resized.jpgLes Koltai (pictured left) is the head of the real estate practice at DLA Piper. Koltai has played a key role in increasing that group’s revenue and has personally brought more than $5 million into the firm’s coffers through new client acquisitions. “Under Les’ leadership, we are on our way to achieving our desired positioning as the firm of choice for international investors and leading domestic players in the Asia-Pacific region,” said DLA senior associate Astrid Beemester.

Similar to his fellow-finalist Adrian Ahern, Baker & McKenzie’s Martijn Wilder (pictured) is an Australia-based global leader with one of the world’s largest firms. Wilder heads Bakers’ global environmental markets and climate change practice, and is a global leader in the development of legal mechanisms governing international carbon markets.

Martijn-Wilder.jpgWilder (pictured right) led the Bakers team that advised the Australian Government on the Clean Energy Act.

The Awards will be held at Crown Casino in Melbourne tomorrow night (26 July). Tickets can still be purchased here.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Howdy partner!
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Warning
Aug 23 2017
NT Law Society sounds alarm on mandatory sentencing
The Law Society Northern Territory has issued a warning over mandatory sentencing, saying it hasn’...
Unite
Aug 22 2017
Professionals unite in support of marriage equality
The presidents of representative bodies for solicitors, barristers and doctors in NSW have come toge...
Aug 21 2017
Is your firm on the right track for gig economy gains?
Promoted by Crowd & Co. The way we do business, where we work, how we engage with workers, ev...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...