Planning and Environment Partner of the Year


This award recognises a partner (or partner equivalent) who has displayed expertise in policy debates and legislation affecting the planning and environment sector. It includes planning and environment partners who have played a part in mitigating risks associated with numerous developments and advised private entities in relation to the environmental management of major infrastructure projects. It is open to any partner (or partner equivalent) within a private practice firm who works primarily in planning or environment law. To be eligible for this award, the partner must acutely demonstrate how he/she has effectively managed risks in the planning and environment space, while ensuring reasonable outcomes for clients, 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.