Sydney, 2 May 2016: Clayton Utz partners Nikki Robinson and Jennifer Wyborn are among the inaugural winners of 2016 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards. The award winners were announced at a gala black-tie event in Sydney on 28 April.
Nikki was named Partner of the Year in Real Estate, while Jennifer took out the award for Workplace Relations. Both were one of 10 finalists in each category. Nikki leads the Clayton Utz Real Estate national practice group and Jennifer is a Canberra-based partner in the national Workplace Relations and Safety team.
Jennifer said she was "overwhelmed" to be recognised among so many outstanding partners. "I am lucky enough to have an amazing team who make coming to work a joy, the support of a partnership that is truly collegiate, and a husband who makes it all possible," said Jennifer. "The clients are what it is all about and I look forward to continuing to work closely with our clients to help them achieve their goals."
Nikki was similarly proud to be recognised among her peers. "The main driver for me is the people I work with," said Nikki. "They inspire me every day - both the clients and the team around me. Knowing I make a difference to them is incredibly satisfying and is why I love what I do."
Four other Clayton Utz partners were Partner of the Year award finalists in other categories: Stuart Byrne (Commercial), Sonia Goumenis (Banking and Finance), Rory Moriarty (M&A), and Dr Ashley Tsacalos (Litigation and Dispute Resolution).