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The Best Lawyers in Australia™ 2024 Launch

Best Lawyers is excited to announce The Best Lawyers in Australia™ for 2023, including the top lawyers and law firms from Australia.

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April 19, 2023 09:00 AM

The Best Lawyers in Australia Awards

The Best Lawyers in Australia™ 2024 launch ushers in the first awards of the season for 2024, honoring the talent of lawyers across Australia for an exciting 16th year.

A culmination of nominations, outreach, voting and research each year produce these esteemed awards, honoring lawyers and their professional excellence through our Purely Peer Review® methodology. For the second year, we are also recognizing lawyers at earlier stages in their careers with the prestigious Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia™ awards.

The 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for 2024 highlights 4,472 recognized lawyers across nine metropolitan areas. Among the top metros with the most recognized lawyers is Sydney.

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The Best Lawyers in Australia awards include 95 practice areas. The 10 practices with the most honorees include Litigation, Insurance Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate Law, Construction/Infrastructure Law, Real Property Law, Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Government Practice.

Those seeking legal counsel in Australia visited the Best Lawyers website searching for lawyers across several practices. The most frequently searched practice areas include Insurance Law, Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, Immigration Law, Real Property Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property Law, Tax Law, Construction/Infrastructure Law and Planning and Environmental Law.

“Lawyer of the Year” Awards

Also included in this year’s awards are the revered “Lawyer of the Year” awards, which distinguish one lawyer per practice area in each metropolitan area. For 2024, we awarded 305 lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” across Australia.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia

In 2020, Best Lawyers expanded our awards to include lawyers who are earlier in their practices and have been in private practice for less than 10 years. With the same methodology used for The Best Lawyers in Australia, our Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia awards use an advanced process of nominations, peer voting and careful evaluation of results to highlight the top legal talent in the industry among newer lawyers. For the 2nd edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia, we recognize 525 lawyers in 48 practice areas. Lawyers are awarded in 102 firms across six metropolitan areas.

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Among the 48 recognized practice areas, the top 10 with the most honorees include Litigation, Insurance Law, Labor and Employment, Corporate Law, Real Property Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Construction/Infrastructure Law, Planning and Environmental Law, Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

“Law Firm of the Year” Awards

“Law Firm of the Year” awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide. Awards are determined based on a handful of factors, including lawyer feedback, the number of lawyers included in Best Lawyers for that firm and practice area, the number of office locations a firm has, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards, materials submitted by firms and the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

The 2024 “Law Firm of the Year” recipients in Australia are:

Allen & Overy
Energy Law

Allens
Litigation

Arnold Bloch Leibler
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Ashurst
Tax Law

Barry.Nilsson.
Insurance Law

Carter Newell
Oil and Gas Law

Clayton Utz
Construction / Infrastructure Law
Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Competition Law

Davies Collison Cave
Intellectual Property Law

Gilbert + Tobin
Information Technology Law
Private Equity Law

Herbert Smith Freehills
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law

King & Wood Mallesons
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Regulatory Practice

Maddocks
Planning and Environmental Law

MinterEllison
Real Property Law

Seyfarth Shaw
Labor and Employment Law

Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Occupational Health and Safety Law

Thomson Geer
Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law

White & Case
Project Finance and Development Practice

Showcasing Your Award

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Please contact sales@bestlawyers.com to learn more about how you can highlight individual lawyer and firm awards through your website, social media channels, Best Lawyers Profile Suite packages and commemorative items.

Interested in seeing Best Lawyers honorees in Australia? Use our Find a Lawyer tool to search by location and specialty.

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