2 September, Four Points by Sheraton, Sydney

2016 Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 winners of the 16th Annual Australian Awards

Academic of the Year 
Erika Techera 
The University of Western Australia

Barrister of the Year
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC
St. James' Hall Chambers

Business Development Professional of the Year 
Monique Langley
Curwoods Lawyers

Dealmaker of the Year 
Philippa Stone 
Herbert Smith Freehills

General Counsel of the Year
Claire Bibby

In-house Lawyer of the Year
Michael Johnston

Law Student of the Year 
Naomi Wootton
Australian National University

Legal Support Professional of the Year
Kerry Dillon
McCullough Robertson 

Managing Partner of the Year
Rob Cutler
Clayton Utz

Partner of the Year
Mark Chapple 
Baker & McKenzie

Regional/Suburban Lawyer of the Year 
Danny Frigerio
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Senior Associate of the Year 
Goran Gelic
McCullough Robertson

Sole Practitioner of the Year
Justin Sprogis
Catalyst Legal Systems

Special Counsel of the Year
James Morris
Norton Rose Fulbright

Young Gun of the Year
Smriti Arora
King & Wood Mallesons

Banking and Finance Team of the Year
King & Wood Mallesons

Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Energy and Resources Team of the Year

Government Team of the Year 
Clayton Utz

In-house Team of the Year

Insurance Team of the Year
Gilchrist Connell

Intellectual Property Team of the Year
Herbert Smith Freehills

Property Team of the Year

Transaction Team of the Year

Workplace Relations and Employment Team of the Year
Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors

Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Employee Program of the Year
Herbert Smith Freehills

Innovator of the Year

Law Firm of the Year
Gilbert + Tobin

Pro Bono Program of the Year
Robina Community Legal Centre Inc.

Regional/Suburban Law Firm of the Year 
Harwood Andrews

Lawyers Weekly Excellence Award
Rob Cutler
Clayton Utz



2016 Winners
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