Women In Law Awards 2018

by Khiya Gillingham on 21 November 2018

The Women in Law Awards hosted by Lawyers Weekly (in partnership with Taylor Root) took place last night in Melbourne.  Rebecca Owen and Zahra Nowrouz Tafreshi had the privilege of being entertained by band Carla Toiano and MC Claire Hooper throughout the night, as well as indulging into a three-course meal! 

A huge congratulations to all the winners and the finalists!

See below the full winner's list for the Women In Law Awards 2018 - revealed by Lawyers Weekly: 

Academic of the Year

Rachel Kessel, Monash University and Pracademix

Barrister of the Year

Michelle Sharpe, Castan Chambers/Victorian Bar

Dealmaker of the Year

Philippa Stone, Herbert Smith Freehills

Executive of the Year

Evie Bruce, King & Wood Mallesons

General Counsel of the Year

Rachel Launders, Nine Entertainment Co

HR Professional of the Year

Louise Ferris, McCullough Robertson Lawyers

In-House Lawyer of the Year

Melissa Davies, Lucas Total Contract Solutions

Law Student of the Year 

Sophie Tversky, Monash University

Marketing Communications Executive of the Year

Claudette Yazbek, LegalVision

Mentor of the Year

Jennifer Harris, Clayton Utz

Not-for-profit Lawyer of the Year

Rebecca Tisdale, Deakin Law Clinic

Partner of the Year

Gitanjali Bajaj, DLA Piper Australia

Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Kate Gillingham, Baker McKenzie

Senior Associate of the Year

Lauree Coci, Clayton Utz

Sole Practitioner of the Year

Simone Tierney, Lodestar Legal

Special Counsel of the Year

Sarah Andrews, Webb Henderson

Thought Leader of the Year

Emma Heuston, LegalVision

Young Gun of the Year

Lena Chapple, Thales Australia

Boutique Diversity Law Firm of the Year


Diversity Law Firm of the Year

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Women in Law Excellence Award

Simone Tierney, Lodestar Legal



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