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
Property lawyer - Melbourne
Category: Property Law | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Impressive client list, national firm · Well-led and high-performing team
View details
Senior family lawyer - Melbourne
Category: Family Law | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Outstanding national firm · High-calibre family law team
View details
Wrays of sunshine

Wrays of sunshine

With the sudden rise of boutique law firms in Australia in recent years, it was with much pleasure that 94-year-old IP firm Wrays Lawyers took home the competitive Boutique Firm of the Year Award, proudly sponsored by Michael Page Legal.

Wrays was one of six finalists in this category at the Lawyers Weekly Law Awards, also proudly sponsored by Michael Page Legal. The other finalists were: Blue Rock Law, Curwoods Lawyers, Holley Nethercote, Webb Henderson and Wotton + Kearney.

Michael Page Legal director John MacLean presented the award at the ceremony to Wrays IP consultant Donna Meredith (pictured).

“It is very humbling to accept this award on behalf of Wrays Lawyers. I would like to congratulate our fellow finalists; I tip my hat to you. You’ve been fierce competition but my words to you, very thankfully, are ‘better luck next year’,” Donna Meredith said.

The judge’s glowing remarks acknowledged the excellent specialist advice that the firm offers and lauded their active role in the profession.

“Wrays is the top filer of Innovation Patent Applications originating from China, and from a trade mark perspective, Wrays files around 40 to 45 per cent of all trade marks filed by trade mark firms out of its home base in Western Australia, almost triple that of its nearest local competitor,” wrote category judge Marion Rodwell, the general counsel and company secretary at Myer.

Since its rebranding in 2009, Wrays’ has expanded substantially from its Perth base, opening additional offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland.

The firm has an extensive national and international client base and acts for companies such as Amgen, Austal, Cash Converters, Cristal Mining, Du-Pont Nutrition, Eli Lilly, Genetic Technologies, Lotteries West, Raytheon Missile Systems, Pacific Brands, University of WA, University of Adelaide, Verve Energy and Wilson Parking.

Wrays plays an active role in the IP legal community through published work and attendance at national conferences.

The firm boasts a strong legal team, with director David Stewart recognised as a leading expert in the 2013 and 2014 World Trade Mark Review top 1000 trade mark professionals.

Wrays’ chairman Gary Cox has also been named one of the top 10 Patent Attorneys in Australia for patent prosecution and is among the top 1000 patent attorneys in the world for patent prosecution as identified by Intellectual Asset Management.


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

Wrays of sunshine
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
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’...
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...
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'...
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...
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 & ...