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Queensland legal talent shines

Queensland legal talent shines

The best and brightest of Queensland's legal community were recognised last Friday at the 2009 Queensland Law Society President's Awards.The event, comprising a Christmas cocktail party and…

The best and brightest of Queensland's legal community were recognised last Friday at the 2009 Queensland Law Society President's Awards.

The event, comprising a Christmas cocktail party and awards ceremony held at the Sebel & Citigate in Brisbane, saw lawyers and law firms awarded for their achievements and contributions to the profession and the community over the last year.

The complete list of winners:

Outstanding achievement by a legal practitioner - legal and/or community

* Greg Vickery AM, partner at Deacons

* Russell Beer, solicitor at McDonnells Law

* Paul Fallu

Outstanding achievement by a young lawyer (less than seven year PAE)

* Michelle Eastwell, senior associate at HopgoodGanim

Agnes McWhinney award for outstanding achievement by a female practitioner

* Justice Debra Mullins, Supreme Court of Queensland

QLS QPILCH pro bono award for outstanding professional service to socially and economically disadvantaged Queenslanders

* Individual: Robert Reed, senior associate at Minter Ellison

* Firm: MurphySchmidt

* Partnership: Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Employer of Choice

* Large firm: McCullough Robertson

* Regional firm: McDonnells Law

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