Judges

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Ms. Linda Baxter, Director, Continuing Professional Development, Leo Cussen Centre for Law

Linda is a legal practitioner and Director of CPD at Leo Cussen Centre for Law. Linda oversees the delivery of CPD programs for lawyers and manages the Leo Cussen Corporate Training Division...

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Ms. Amy Challans, Immediate Past President, Australian Women Lawyers

Amy Challans is a Past President and Director of Australian Women Lawyers. Appointed to the role of President in 2013, Amy was the first South Australian to hold this position. In 2015 Amy w...

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John Chisholm, Owner, John Chisholm Consulting

Previously a partner,managing partner and Chief Executive of 2 major Australian law firms,John established his own consultancy, John Chisholm Consulting, in 2005 to share his expertise and e...

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Mr Benedict Coyne, President, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

Benedict Coyne is national president of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and Executive Counsel at Anderson Fredericks Turner Lawyers & Advocates where he runs a human rights an...

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Ms Ann-Maree David, Executive Director, The College of Law

Ann-Maree David is the Executive Director of The College of Law Queensland. She has worked within the legal profession for more than 30 years, in public and corporate sector roles and in pri...

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Mr. Tony Dormer, Managing Director, Kreston Dormers

Tony is the founder and Managing Director of Kreston Dormers. His entrepreneurial style and ability to ‘think outside the square’, has enabled Kreston Dormers to provide clients with a l...

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Mr. Ted Dwyer, Director, Dwyer Consulting

Ted Dwyer is a solicitor and one of Australia’s leading consultants to the legal industry. His expertise encompasses strategy, profitability, matter management, innovation (with a specific...

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Sarah Fregon, Chief Executive Officer, The Victorian Bar

Sarah Fregon is the CEO of the Victorian Bar.  She was appointed to the position in 2015, having previously practised as a solicitor and then a barrister for nine years before taking on gen...

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Professor Sandeep Gopalan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation), Deakin University

Prof Sandeep Gopalan is the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Innovation at Deakin. Previously he has been the dean of law schools and a professor of law. His research is focused on corporate...

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Natalie Hickey, Barrister, List G Barriers

Natalie Hickey, formerly a partner of King & Wood Mallesons, joined the Victorian Bar in 2014. She practises in commercial litigation with expertise in intellectual property, sports law ...

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Professor Lesley Hitchens, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney

Professor Lesley Hitchens GAICD joined UTS in January 2008, serving as Associate Dean (Research). She commenced as Dean of the Faculty in February 2013. She is a member of the NSW Legal Prof...

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Benjamin Lee, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Mercedes-Benz Australia

Ben is General Counsel and Company Secretary of Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd, the importer, distributor and retailer of Mercedes-Benz cars, vans, trucks and buses, and Freightline...

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Albert Monichino QC, Barrister, Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (‘CIArb’)

Albert Monichino QC practises as a barrister, arbitrator and mediator. He is the Immediate Past President of the Australia branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (‘CIArb’), a...

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Bianca Quan, Convenor, Victorian Women Lawyers

Bianca Quan is Convenor of Victorian Women Lawyers (VWL), the peak representative body of women lawyers in Victoria. VWL promotes understanding and support of women's legal and human rights....

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Ms. Alexandra Rose, Senior Manager - Group Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Insurance Australia Group

Alexandra Rose is an experienced commercial lawyer and company director. Alexandra’s current role is Senior Manager – Group Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at Insurance Australia Gro...

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Shoshana Shields, Legal Director/General Counsel, eBay

Shoshana Shields, Director of Legal, eBay Australia and New Zealand. Prior to working at eBay, Shoshana spent her first 8 years as a lawyer working in private practice, specialising in Comm...

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Jonathan Smithers, Chief Executive Officer, Law Council of Australia

Jonathan Smithers is the Chief Executive Officer of the Law Council of Australia. The Law Council is the peak national body representing over 65,000 lawyers across all the State and Territor...

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Troy Swan, Head of Legal & Company Secretary, Staples Australia Pty Limited & Staples New Zealand Limited

Troy Swan is the General Counsel & Company Secretary for Staples Australia and New Zealand, being one of the largest e-commerce retailers in Australia with over $900m in online sales. He...

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Jacob Waye-Harris, Partner, Waye-Harris Lawyers

Jacob Waye-Harris is an experienced commercial lawyer who, before recently returning to private practice to establish his own law firm, held a number of senior commercial and legal positions...

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Professor George Williams AO, Dean of Law, UNSW Law

George Williams AO is the Dean, the Anthony Mason Professor, and a Scientia Professor at UNSW Law. He has written and edited books including Australian Constitutional Law and Theory, The Oxf...