26 Feb 2016

Peers vote record number of Clayton Utz partners as Australia's Best Lawyers

Sydney, 26 February 2016: Legal industry peers have voted a record number of Clayton Utz partners as the very best in their fields, with 19 being named 'Lawyer of the Year' in the 2017 Best Lawyers Australia list released today.

Clayton Utz was also named 'Firm of the Year' in Construction / Infrastructure Law and Planning and Environment Law. Clayton Utz lawyers appear prominently on the Best Lawyers list, with 171 listings including nine first-time entrants. 

Clayton Utz partners named 'Lawyer of the Year': 

Alan Maguire - Project Finance and Development, Brisbane
Arch Fletcher (Consultant) - Construction/Infrastructure Law, Brisbane
Brian Noble - Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Brisbane
David Cominos - Wealth Management / Succession Planning , Brisbane
Ian Bloemendal - Defamation and Media Law, Brisbane
Jamie Doran - Water Law, Brisbane
Mark Geritz - Native Title Law, Brisbane
Randal Dennings (Consultant) - Regulatory Practice, Brisbane
Ross Perrett - Government Practice, Brisbane
Tim Reid - Commercial Law, Brisbane
Alfonso Del Rio - Real Property Law, Canberra
Brian O'Callaghan - Corporate/Governance, Canberra
John Carroll - Government, Canberra
Andrew Jinks - Debt Capital Markets Law, Sydney
John Shirbin - Construction/Infrastructure Law, Sydney
Dan Fitts - Structured Finance Law, Melbourne
Dr Graham Smith - Labour and Employment Law, Melbourne
Simon Bailey (Consultant) - Government, Melbourne
Peter Wiese - Corporate Law, Perth 

Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner Rob Cutler said: "Peer recognition is a great acknowledgement of the standing our partners have in the industry, particularly with so many recognised for their expertise across multiple practice areas."

Clayton Utz partner and Lawyer of the Year (Debt Capital Markets Law, Sydney) Andrew Jinks is quoted on page 34 of The Australian Financial Review today in a feature accompanying the release of the 2017 Best Lawyers Australia list online.


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