27 OCTOBER 2016, SOFITEL MELBOURNE ON COLLINS

Judges

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Mr. Ted Dwyer

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 focus on artificial intelligence) as well as influencing te...

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Mr. Stephen Lancken

Stephen (Steve) Lancken is an internationally regarded mediator, trainer, coach and commentator about dispute resolution.  ...

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Professor Fariborz Moshirian

Professor Fariborz Moshirian is the Director of the Institute of Global Finance (IGF) in the UNSW Australia Business School, Sydney. ...

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Ms. Amy Challans

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

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Ms. Lea Armstrong

Lea Armstrong was appointed Crown Solicitor in June 2015. Lea is a solicitor with over 23 years' experience in government and commercial law, gained in both the public and private sectors. She has extensive experience in leading and directing the pro...

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Mr. Damian Sturzaker

Damian the head of the Dispute Resolution team at Marque Lawyers, where he specialises in international arbitration. ...

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Mr. Tony Dormer

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 level and style of service that is unique among business advi...

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Ms. Linda Baxter

Linda Baxter is the Director, Continuing Professional Development, at Leo Cussen Centre for Law. Linda also teaches legal ethics to trainee lawyers and practising lawyers....

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Mr. John McKenzie

John McKenzie was appointed as Legal Services Commissioner on 12 March 2015 for a period of 4 years. The Office of the Legal Services Commissioner receives complaints about solicitors and barristers practising in New South Wales and strives to impro...

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Ms. Alexandra Rose

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

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Mr. David Caruso

David Caruso is the President of the Law Society of South Australia. He practises, researches and teaches in litigious private and public law. ...

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Professor George Williams AO

George Williams AO is the Dean, the Anthony Mason Professor, and a Scientia Professor at UNSW Law. He has written and edited 34 books, including Australian Constitutional Law and Theory, The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia and Human R...

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Ms. Lori Middlehurst

Lori Middlehurst is the Asia Pacific Director of Employment Law for VMware. She is also the co-chair of the international employment law subcommittee of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and the incoming Vice President of ACC- NSW....

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Mr. Joseph Catanzariti AM

Joseph Catanzariti AM is a Vice President of the Fair Work Commission, the national workplace relations tribunal. ...

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Ms. Tanya Khan

Tanya Khan is the Vice President and Managing Director, Australia and Asia Pacific, at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). ...

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Ms. Stephanie Milione

Stephanie Milione is the 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. Michelle Sindler

Michelle is an independent arbitrator working in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and in Europe.  ...

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Ms. Lisa Claes

Lisa has more than 20 years’ experience at an executive level in the banking and wealth management industries following an earlier career as a barrister, Group General Counsel and corporate governance specialist. ...

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Ms. Caroline Kirton QC

Caroline Kirton QC has been a member of the Victorian Bar since 1990 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2011. ...

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Dr. Vincent De Castro

Vincent has worked for large auditing firms and risk and compliance for financial services in Brazil. After the Global Financial Crisis, Vincent moved to Australia, completed a PhD in Monash University, and now lectures accounting in Deakin Universit...

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Mr. Duncan McConnel

Duncan McConnel is a Northern Territory barrister practising at William Forster Chambers. Duncan’s practice areas include insurance and compensation and commercial litigation.   ...