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Russell Kennedy triumphs again in 2019 Best Lawyers in Australia

Russell Kennedy again features prominently in the 2019 Best Lawyers in Australia Awards released today and published in The Australian Financial review online.

Best Lawyers Australia recognises the nation's top legal talent, based on peer evaluations from across the legal industry.

This year thirteen Russell Kennedy lawyers were voted by their peers as among Australia's best lawyers. They traverse twelve areas of law – many of them ranked for multiple areas.

Of particular note, Property & Development team leader, Principal and Russell Kennedy Board Member, Rosemary Southgate has been named “2019 Lawyer of the Year” for Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law, taking the baton from Principal, Donna Rayner in 2018.  Rosemary also held this honour in 2014.

The list of our winners is provided below.

Andrew Chalet Biotechnology Law (since 2014), Commercial Law (since 2013)
Andrew Sherman Planning & Environmental Law (since 2017), Water Law (since 2012)
Anthony Massaro Occupational Health & Safety Law (since 2014)
Donna Rayner Retirement Villages & Senior Living Law (since 2013)
John Corcoran AM Real Property Law (since 2016), Retirement Villages & Senior Living Law (since 2012), Commercial Law (since 2018)
Kathryn Elleman Retirement Villages & Senior Living Law (since 2014)
Libby Pallot Employee Benefits Law (since 2014), Occupational Health & Safety Law (since 2014)
Matthew Beazley Planning and Environmental Law (since 2014)
Michael Gorton AM Corporate/Governance Practice (since 2014), Health & Aged Care (since 2011)
Rosemary Southgate  Retirement Villages & Senior Living Law (since 2012)
Stefan Fiedler Land Use and Zoning Law (since 2014)
Victor Harcourt Government Practice (since 2014), Health & Aged Care (since 2012), Retirement Villages & Senior Living Law (since 2017)
Wai-Hwoon Low Real Property Law (since 2016), Retirement Villages & Senior Living Law (2012)
   

All of these lawyers have been ranked in Best Lawyers before, and many of them have been now been ranked for several consecutive years.

Russell Kennedy Managing Director, Paul Gleeson, says, “We continue to build on our capacity and industry strengths through having specialist lawyers across our sectors of focus.  This is another outstanding result for Russell Kennedy”.

“As the industries Russell Kennedy operates in continue to evolve, our firm is too, enabling us to service our clients’ needs more efficiently and effectively.”

He added: “Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. This reinforces that our Principals are highly respected by their industry peers.”

To view the 2019 rankings and awards, click here.

BEST LAWYERS 2014 Australia

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