Native Title Partner of the Year


This award recognises a partner (or partner equivalent) who has successfully shown leadership in the complex cases that native title presents. It includes native title partners who have advised on a range of native title matters, including, but not limited to, property law and human rights matters, constitutional principles, and compensation claims. It is open to any partner (or partner equivalent) within a private practice firm who works primarily in native title law. To be eligible for this award, the partner needs to demonstrate how he/she has shown tenacity in acting for clients in tricky native title situations 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.