23 Sep 2018
August 7, 2018, 2:11 pm

Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with Major, Lindsey & Africa, is pleased to reveal the winners for this year's Partner of the Year Awards.

Over 450 members of the legal profession and its supporters gathered at Sydney's Four Seasons Hotel on Friday, 15 June to celebrate the third annual Partner of the Year Awards.

Guests were treated to a three-course meal, with entertainment provided by MC and stand-up comedian Dave Thornton as the winners of each of the 25 categories were named.

With over 150 finalists, this year's Partner of the Year Awards represented tough competition, showcasing those at the top of their game and who instill a high level of commitment to leadership, technical expertise, mentorship and business development skills.
Lawyers Weekly would like to congratulate all of the evening's finalists and winners. A special thanks must also be given to our judges and sponsors of the event.

We hope to see you all again next year!

The 2018 Partner of the Year winners are:

Banking and Finance Partner of the Year

Sarah Jones, JHK Legal Australia

Commercial Partner of the Year

Philippa Stone, Herbert Smith Freehills

Competition, Trade and Regulation Partner of the Year

Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Gilbert + Tobin

Construction and Infrastructure Partner of the Year

Stewart Nankervis, MinterEllison

Criminal Partner of the Year

Daniel Hua, Cridland & Hua Lawyers

Dispute Resolution and Litigation Partner of the Year

Jason Betts, Herbert Smith Freehills

Family Law Partner of the Year

Monica Blizzard, KHQ Lawyers

Financial Services Partner of the Year

Michael Vrisakis, Herbert Smith Freehills

Government Partner of the Year

Holly McAdam, Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Health Partner of the Year

Kathryn Booth, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Insolvency Partner of the Year

Peter Hegarty, Hegarty Legal

Insurance Partner of the Year

Kim Shaw, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Intellectual Property Partner of the Year

Katrina Rathie, King & Wood Mallesons

Mergers and Acquisitions Partner of the Year

Tim Gordon, Gilbert + Tobin

Migration Partner of the Year

Sarah Dale, Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS)

Native Title Partner of the Year

Mark Geritz, Clayton Utz

Planning and Environment Partner of the Year

Rebecca Dixon, Ashurst

Pro Bono Partner of the Year

Heidi Nash-Smith, Wotton + Kearney

Projects, Energy and Resources Partner of the Year

Mark Geritz, Clayton Utz

Real Estate Partner of the Year

Jason Cornwall-Jones, Ashurst

Taxation Partner of the Year

Paul Sokolowski, Arnold Bloch Leibler

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Partner of the Year

Dr Martyn Taylor, Norton Rose Fulbright

Workplace Health and Safety Relations Partner of the Year

Shae McCartney, Clayton Utz

Workplace Relations Partner of the Year

Michael Harmer, Harmers Workplace Lawyers

Partner of the Year Excellence Award

Michael Vrisakis, Herbert Smith Freehills

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