Winners of the 30 Under 30 announced

By Stefanie Garber|26 June 2016

Some of Australia's brightest rising stars have been recognised at the annual Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 awards.

The awards celebrate lawyers under 30 achieving outstanding results across 10 practice areas.

Many of Australia's best-known law firms and largest corporations were represented, alongside a number of smaller but well-regarded players.

A stand-out even among other high performers, Harmers Workplace Lawyers solicitor Amy Zhang was named in two categories: dispute resolution and workplace relations, employment and safety.


Winners were announced at a cocktail function at the Ivy Ballroom last Friday, hosted by comedian Tommy Little.

Lawyers Weekly congratulates all the winners.

Commercial, Banking and Finance – presented by Major, Lindsey & Africa

Rajeev Pillay, Gadens

Smriti Arora, King & Wood Mallesons


Jakeob Brown, Ashurst

Construction and Real Estate – presented by Dolman

Adam Merlehan, Minter Ellison

Nell van Weerdenburg, DibbsBarker

Jane Xu, DLA Piper

Corporate Counsel – presented by Dolman

Jessie Porteus, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited

Melissa Storey Scott, Brisbane Airport Corporation

Jono Willis, Lion

Dispute Resolution – presented by KordaMentha

Amy Zhang, Harmers Workplace Lawyers

Allan Flick, DLA Piper

Katie O'Driscoll, Herbert Smith Freehills

Government – presented by Speech Processing Solutions

Veronica Seeto, Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Peonie Gebbie, Clayton Utz

Luke Grayson, Colin Biggers & Paisley

Insurance – presented by Polo CPI

Matthew Thickett, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Matthew Littlejohn, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Dan Robinson, Clyde & Co

Intellectual Property  – presented by Polo CPI

Stephanie Favotto, Baker & McKenzie

Samin Raihan, Griffith Hack Lawyers

Jodie Lilir, Gilbert + Tobin

Mergers and Acquisitions – presented by Major, Lindsey & Africa

Daria Orjekh, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

William House, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Claire Thompson, Herbert Smith Freehills

Pro Bono – presented by Speech Processing Solutions

Sharell O'Brien, North Queensland Women's Legal Service

Sara Bozana Lane, Ashurst

Justine Autour, Colin Biggers & Paisley

Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety – presented by KordaMentha

Amy Zhang, Harmers Workplace Lawyers

Hannah Linossier, Piper Alderman

Ian Bennett, Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Winners of the 30 Under 30 announced
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