Podcast series: Partner of the Year Awards

Author Hayden Gordine
October 12, 2020

Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with Taylor Root, principal partner of this year’s Partner of the Year Awards, is pleased to bring you a series of podcasts showcasing finalists across a multitude of categories from this year’s awards, including:-

Lawyers Weekly deputy editor Jerome Doraisamy is joined by the Head of Taylor Root Australia Hayden Gordine, to facilitate the discussion along with two finalists from each category.

Part 1 of the 3 part series – Mergers & Acquisitions

In this episode, Jerome Doraisamy and Hayden Gordine interview two finalists in the Mergers & Acquisitions category: David Morris from KPMG Law and Dean Katz from Cornwalls.

The four discuss emerging trends in the M&A space together with inherent opportunities arising in the wake of COVID-19, as well as how best partners in this practice area can lead the teams under their purview and where both Mr Morris and Mr Katz have found success over the past year.

Part 2 of the 3 part series – Dispute Resolution

In this episode, Jerome Doraisamy and Hayden Gordine interview two finalists in the Dispute Resolution Partner of the Year category: Amanda Banton from Banton Group and Patrick Mead from Carter Newell Lawyers.

They discuss how the nature and practice of dispute resolution have been upended in the wake of COVID-19, how both Ms Banton and Mr Mead have responded to such changes and subsequently led their teams over the past year, and outline predictions for DR in the looming ‘new normal’.

Part 3 of the 3 part series – Corporate 

In this episode, Jerome Doraisamy and Hayden Gordine interview two finalists in the Corporate Partner of the Year category: Philippa Stone from Herbert Smith Freehills and David Clee from Gilbert + Tobin.

The group discusses what constitutes a successful partner in corporate practice groups – particularly in the age of coronavirus – as well as reflects on the ongoing issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends for lawyers in this space and how best leaders can foster collegiality, productivity, and optimal wellness within their teams.

The Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2020 will be hosted as a live broadcast event at 7:30 pm AEDT on Friday 27th November 2020. Registration is free Click here to register now > REGISTER FOR THE LIVE STREAM .

We hope that you have enjoyed this podcast series in conjunction with Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards program.

If you have any questions about what you heard today, please contact Hayden Gordine or one of the consultants at Taylor Root Australia.

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