Criminal Partner of the Year


This award recognises a partner (or partner equivalent) who has gone to great lengths to ensure their clients favourable outcomes in often immensely personal cases. It includes criminal partners who have advised on criminal matters of all kinds, including, but not limited to, theft, fraud, infringement warrants, speeding and breach of court orders. It is open to any partner (or partner equivalent) within a private practice firm who works primarily in criminal law. To be eligible for this award, the partner must reveal how he/she has effectively achieved successful outcomes in criminal law cases in the 12 months from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Assessment Criteria

Nominees will be judged on their responses to the following:

  • Detail outstanding work over 2017 that demonstrates excellence in your specific area of practice.
  • What were the main challenges you encountered in completing this work? How did you successfully overcome these?
  • Outline your contribution to the growth or financial performance of your practice area and/or the firm as a whole, with reference to financial or other relevant data.
  • How has your leadership shaped the culture and strategy of your practice group?

Each entrant must have at least one written reference of no more than 400 words from a current employer, a client or service provider. Please include the referee's name, job title and company.