Financial Services Partner of the Year


This award recognises a partner (or partner equivalent) who has stayed at the cutting edge in the fast-moving world of financial services. It includes all financial services partners who have shown competence in advising on a number of financial services matters, including, but not limited to, superannuation, life insurance, distribution and financial services law. It is open to any partner (or partner equivalent) within a private practice firm who works primarily in financial services law. To be eligible for this award, the partner must successfully demonstrate how he/she has led the pack in staying at the forefront of legislation in the financial services sector 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.