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30 Under 30 winners announced

30 Under 30 winners announced

30 Under 30

Lawyers Weekly celebrated the 30 best lawyers in Australia under the age of 30 in Sydney on Friday night.

More than 400 people attended the third annual Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 event held at Establishment on 5 June to hear the announcement of the winners.

This year, 20 out of 30 award recipients were women, reflecting data that shows 65 per cent of law graduates in Australia are female.

Women made a clean sweep in the Corporate Counsel and Insurance categories, and one accomplished female entrant became the first lawyer to pick up multiple awards on the night.

Suzanne Kathryn Brown from McKays Solicitors was a winner in both the Energy & Resources and Government categories.

The Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 was open to lawyers throughout Australia, in private practice and in-house, who were under the age of 30 at 5 June, the night of the awards.

Three winners were selected from each of the 10 categories.

Congratulations to all of the award recipients (see full list below). Lawyers Weekly will provide comprehensive coverage of each of the 10 category winners over the next fortnight.


The 2015 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 winners:


Banking & Finance

Anna Bennett
King & Wood Mallesons

Lucienne Cassidy

Mitchell Thorp
Baker & McKenzie


Corporate Counsel

Clara Edwards
Australia Council for the Arts

Alison Eveleigh
Nova Entertainment

Charlotte Lau
Telstra Corporation


Dispute Resolution

Diana Biscoe
Webb Henderson

Alexandra Kirby

Andrew Bass
Minter Ellison


Energy & Resources

Suzanne Kathryn Brown
McKays Solicitors

Liam Davis
McCullough Robertson Lawyers

Eugene Edward James McAuley
McCarthy Durie Lawyers



Luke Grayson
Colin Biggers & Paisley

Stella Loong

Suzanne Kathryn Brown
McKays Solicitors



Melissa Zen
Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Emily Archer
Minter Ellison

Tejas Thete


Intellectual Property

Anna Spies
King & Wood Mallesons

Paul Gordon
NDA Law Pty Ltd

Jessica Norgard


Pro Bono

Philippa Macaskill
King & Wood Mallesons

Kara Cook
Women's Legal Service

James Johnston



Jacqueline How
Minter Ellison

Gavin Hammerschlag
Arnold Bloch Leibler

Michael Compton
Herbert Smith Freehills


Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety

Jessica Main
McKean Park Lawyers

Alana Heffernan
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Ajay Mukesh Khandhar
Minter Ellison


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