2015 Finalists

Academic of the Year
Jodie O'Leary, Bond University, Qld
Cathryn Nolan, RMIT University, VIC
Dr Marilyn Krawitz, University of Notre Dame, WA
Dr Allison Silink, University of Technology Sydney

Barrister of the Year
Renee Enbom
Elizabeth Cheeseman SC
Fiona McLeod SC
Claire Howell

Boutique Diversity Law Firm of the Year
Hive Legal
RACS
LegalVision
JHK Legal
Freedman and Gopalan

Dealmaker of the Year
Kylie Lane, Ashurst
Elspeth Arnold, Ashurst
Evie Bruce, King & Wood Mallesons
Claire Rogers, King & Wood Mallesons
Yuen-Yee Cho, King & Wood Mallesons

Diversity Law Firm of the Year
King & Wood Mallesons
DLA Piper
Herbert Smith Freehills
Baker & McKenzie
Clayton Utz
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
AdventBalance

Executive of the Year
Mary Padbury, Ashurst
Kate Jordan, Clayton Utz
Jodie Baker, Hive Legal
Sue Kench, King & Wood Mallesons
Michelle Dixon, Maddocks
Angela Skandarajah, Minter Ellison
Andrea Michaels, NDA Law
Louise Shelton, Squire Patton Boggs
Mary Digiglio,Swaab Attorneys

General Counsel of the Year
Claire Bibby, Brookfield
Kylie McPherson, Diageo
Kim Morison, Ernst and Young
Bridget Powell, HSBC Bank
Carmel Mulhern, Telstra Corporation Limited
Vanessa Bourne, University of Wollongong

In-House Lawyer of the Year
Christine Ng, Airservices Australia
Kimberly Statham, Carnival Australia
Courtenay Zajicek, Majors Group Australasia
Sue Laver, Telstra Corporation Limited

Law Student of the Year
Ashleigh Barnes, University of Technology Sydney
Cassandra Seery, Deakin University
Lynette Dong, Monash University, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
Tareena Martin University of Adelaide, Refugee Advocacy Service SA (RASSA), North East Lawyers
Katherine Warner, University of Adelaide , Minter Ellison SA / NT
Marie Iskander, University of New South Wales, Australian Law Students Association
Jenna Mercer University of New South Wales, Playfair Visa and Migration Services
Hannah Reid, University of Technology Sydney, Gadens
Taylor Macdonald, Western Sydney University, King & Wood Mallesons
Parrys Raines, University of Wollongong, Climate Girl, RMB Lawyers

Marketing Communications Professional of the Year
Anita Bennett, AdventBalance
Sharon Thompson, Ashurst
Lauren Scott, Clayton Utz
Kate Piper, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Alexandra Jones, LegalVision
Kate Arnold, People + Culture Strategies
Tracey Whyte, Piper Alderman

Mentor of the Year
Katie Wrigley, RACS
Joanna Brand, Billabong International Limited
Clarissa Rayward, Brisbane Family Law Centre
Catherine Osbourne, Curwoods Lawyers
Melinda Upton, DLA Piper
Jane Hider, DLA Piper
Nicole Maxwell, HWL Ebsworth
Michaela Bartonkova, Maurice Blackburn
Samantha Daly, McCullough Robertson
Fiona McLeod SC, Victorian Bar

Partner of the Year
Kylie Lane, Ashurst
Elspeth Arnold, Ashurst
Jo Daniels, Baker & McKenzie
Nikki Robinson, Clayton Utz
Frances Williams, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Sonia Apikian, Gadens
Colleen Platford, Gilbert + Tobin
Elizabeth Macknay, Herbert Smith Freehills
Amanda Davidson OAM, Holman Fenwick Willan
Sandra Steele, K&L Gates
Sharon Henrick, King & Wood Mallesons
Katrina Rathie, King & Wood Mallesons

Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Justine Autour, Colin Biggers & Paisley
Talya Faigenbaum, Faigenbaum Family Lawyers
Rebecca Gilsenan, Maurice Blackburn
Kathryn Booth, Maurice Blackburn
Kylie Groves, Squire Patton Boggs
Emily Hawcroft, Minter Ellison
Caitlin Davies, Minter Ellison
Leanne Collingburn, Norton Rose Fulbright
Heidi Hash-Smith, Wotton + Kearney
Kathryn McMillian QC, Victorian Bar

Senior Associate of the Year
Alyssa Phillips, Ashurst
Alison Kennedy, Clayton Utz
Kristina Botsis, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Lalitha Visuasam, Hall & Wilcox
Rachel Dawson, Herbert Smith Freehills
Angela Chung, King & Wood Mallesons
Elizabeth Hundt, Russell King & Wood Mallesons
Vanessa Baic, K&L Gates
Melissa Sinopoli, Macdonnells Law
Jessica Reid, Maddocks
Vavaa Mawuli, Maurice Blackburn
Daria McLachlan, Sparke Helmore

Sole Practitioner of the Year
Kate Ashmor, Ashmor Legal
Sara Hatcher, Focus Legal
Anny Slater, Slaters Intellectual Property Lawyers

Special Counsel of the Year
Samantha Shields, Baker & McKenzie
Jennifer Harris, Clayton Utz
Sanushka Seomangal, HWL Ebsworth
Belinda Montgomery, K&L Gates
Jodylee Bartal, Lander & Rogers
Bettina Sheeran, Maddocks
Kiri Purdy, Minter Ellison
Claire Forster, Norton Rose Fulbright
Tina McAulay, Pragma Legal
Ros Wicks, Turks Legal

Thought Leader of the Year
Kate Ashmor, Ashmor Legal Pty Ltd
Clarissa Rayward, Brisbane Family Law Centre
Sarah Lynch, BucketOrange Magazine
Shae McCartney and Claire Smith, Clayton Utz
Elspeth Hensler, Francis Burt Chambers
Katie Miller, Law Institute of Victoria
Megan Lawton Law Society Northern Territory
Mirabella Stammers, Legally Yours Pty Ltd
Fiona McLeod SC, Victorian Bar

Young Gun of the Year
Samantha Robson, Ashurst
Isobelle Watts, Clayton Utz
Libby Radjenovic, DibbsBarker
Georgia Wall, Gadens
Amelia Morgan, Herbert Smith Freehills
Debra Ellis, Herbert Smith Freehills
Kristen Hammond, Holman Webb
Verity Scandrett, Sparke Helmore
Elizabeth Aitken, TressCox Lawyers
Emma Smallwood, Women’s Legal Service