26 May 2017
March 2, 2018, 3:35 pm

Australia’s top partners were celebrated at Lawyers Weekly’s second Partner of the Year Awards on Friday night.

A crowd of over 400 gathered together at Sydney’s The Westin on 28 April to mark the second annual Partner of the Year Awards.

This year’s finalists were an impressive bunch, with judges extremely impressed over the quality of work completed over the past 12 months.

In total, 24 awards were handed out, including the hotly contested Excellence Award – bestowed to the partner who collectively received the highest scores from judges.

Lawyers Weekly would like to thank our sponsors Macquarie Gordon & Co, thedocyard, Law Image, Sheahan Lock Partners, Spike and Momentum Intelligence for their hand in making the night a success.

We would also like to congratulate the winners and finalists of the night – and thank you all for your support.

The winners of the 2017 Partner of the Year Awards are:

Banking and Finance Claire Rogers, King & Wood Mallesons

Commercial Dr Martyn Taylor, Norton Rose Fulbright

Competition, Trade and Regulation Kirsten Webb, Clayton Utz

Construction and Infrastructure David Hugo, Herbert Smith Freehills

Criminal Andrew Tiedt, Armstrong Legal

Dispute Resolution and Litigation Jason Betts, Herbert Smith Freehills

Family Law Pierce Carstensen, McInnes Wilson Lawyers

Financial Services Nathan Hodge, King & Wood Mallesons

Government Caroline Bush, Clayton Utz

Health Dr Teresa Nicoletti, Mills Oakley

Insolvency Dominic Emmett, Gilbert + Tobin

Insurance Deborah Templeman, Gilchrist Connell

Intellectual Property John Lee, Gilbert + Tobin

Mergers and Acquisitions Philippa Stone, Herbert Smith Freehills

Migration Alison Ryan, Refugee Advice & Casework Service

Native Title Tony Denholder, Ashurst

Planning and Environment Jeff Lynn, Ashurst

Pro Bono Jeremy King, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Projects, Energy and Resources Amanda Davidson, Davidson. Legal, Consulting, Advisory

Real Estate Nikki Robinson, Clayton Utz

Taxation Michael Clough, King & Wood Mallesons

Technology, Media and Communications Dr Martyn Taylor, Norton Rose Fulbright

Workplace Relations Carlie Holt, Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Partner of the Year Excellence Award Michael Clough, King & Wood Mallesons

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