Partner of the Year winners revealed

Partner of the Year winners revealed

01 May 2017

Australia’s top partners were celebrated at Lawyers Weekly’s second Partner of the Year Awards on Friday night.

A crowd of over 400 gathered together at Sydney’s The Westin on 28 April to mark the second annual Partner of the Year Awards.

This year’s finalists were an impressive bunch, with judges extremely impressed over the quality of work completed over the past 12 months.

In total, 24 awards were handed out, including the hotly contested Excellence Award – bestowed to the partner who collectively received the highest scores from judges.

Lawyers Weekly would like to thank our sponsors Macquarie Gordon & Co, thedocyard, Law Image, Sheahan Lock Partners, Spike and Momentum Intelligence for their hand in making the night a success.

We would also like to congratulate the winners and finalists of the night – and thank you all for your support.

The winners of the 2017 Partner of the Year Awards are:

Banking and Finance

Claire Rogers, King & Wood Mallesons


Dr Martyn Taylor, Norton Rose Fulbright

Competition, Trade and Regulation

Kirsten Webb, Clayton Utz

Construction and Infrastructure

David Hugo, Herbert Smith Freehills


Andrew Tiedt, Armstrong Legal

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Jason Betts, Herbert Smith Freehills

Family Law

Pierce Carstensen, McInnes Wilson Lawyers

Financial Services

Nathan Hodge, King & Wood Mallesons


Caroline Bush, Clayton Utz


Dr Teresa Nicoletti, Mills Oakley


Dominic Emmett, Gilbert + Tobin


Deborah Templeman, Gilchrist Connell

Intellectual Property

John Lee, Gilbert + Tobin

Mergers and Acquisitions

Philippa Stone, Herbert Smith Freehills


Alison Ryan, Refugee Advice & Casework Service

Native Title

Tony Denholder, Ashurst

Planning and Environment

Jeff Lynn, Ashurst

Pro Bono

Jeremy King, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Projects, Energy and Resources

Amanda Davidson, Davidson. Legal, Consulting, Advisory

Real Estate

Nikki Robinson, Clayton Utz


Michael Clough, King & Wood Mallesons

Technology, Media and Communications

Dr Martyn Taylor, Norton Rose Fulbright

Workplace Relations

Carlie Holt, Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Partner of the Year Excellence Award

Michael Clough, King & Wood Mallesons