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DWF Shortlisted for Multiple Categories in the Australian Law Awards

24 June 2019

DWF has been named as a finalist in the Australian Law Awards 2019 in the following categories:

  • Workplace Relations and Employment Team of the Year
  • Banking and Finance Team of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year – Alex McLeod
  • Partner of the Year – Goran Gelic
  • Regional/Suburban Lawyer of the Year – Alex Wheeler

Celebrating its 19th year, the Australian Law Awards, in partnership with UNSW Law, is the pinnacle of award programs for the nation’s legal professionals, recognising individual, team and firm excellence in law, from the profession’s most senior ranks to its rising stars.

The finalist list, which was announced on 24 June, features over 350 high-achieving law professionals across 37 categories.

"The Australian Law Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program hosted by Lawyers Weekly," said editor Emma Ryan.

"The event recognises the outstanding work taking place across major legal practice areas, brilliance at the bar, legal in-house powerhouse, innovators and various firm-led pro bono programs, offering an opportunity for some of the most dedicated people in the profession to be recognised for their valuable contributions to the business of law.

"With so many submissions, I'd like to personally congratulate all of the finalists who made the cut. The work you do is second to none and we’re so looking forward to celebrating it with you at this year’s event."

DWF (Australia) Managing Director, Jamie McPherson said: "I am thrilled to see the depth and breadth of talent at DWF Australia acknowledged by the Australian Law Awards nominations for 2019.

DWF Australia’s story so far is one of rapid expansion and growth, across the key sectors of Banking and Finance, Real Estate and Insurance. To see so many of our colleagues recognised for their outstanding work is another strong endorsement of the entire business, our commitment to doing things differently, and the high hopes we share for ongoing success in the years ahead”

The winners will be announced at a five-star gala dinner on Friday, 9 August at The Star Sydney. 

For more information please contact:  


Jacqui Maddock

+ 61 420 331 241 



* DWF (Australia) is an Incorporated Legal Practice (ILP). Its leading practitioners are known as Principal Lawyers.

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