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Herbert Smith Freehills has won the prestigious Firm of the Year Award at the 15th annual Australian Law Awards held in Sydney last night.

The Awards, run by Lawyers Weekly magazine, recognise the best law firms, in-house counsel and individual legal practitioners across Australia.

Jason Ricketts, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Managing Partner for Australia, said: “It is a real honour for Herbert Smith Freehills to receive this prestigious award, which recognises our leading performance in Australia.

“As a firm we are focussed on delivering exceptional service to our clients while fostering a positive, collaborative, diverse and inclusive culture for our people. In the last few years we have invested heavily in developing new and innovative legal services for our clients and new programs to help our people be the best they can. This award recognises those efforts.

“I’d like to thank the whole team at Herbert Smith Freehills and our clients, who give us the priviledge of advising on their most significant matters and transactions.”

Herbert Smith Freehills partner Philippa Stone was also honoured at the Awards, winning the coveted Dealmaker of the Year Award.

Herbert Smith Freehills has had a very successful year. The firm has won a number of accolades including:

  • Best Professional Services Firm and Best Law Firm (both in the revenue over A$200m category) in Australia at the Financial Review / Beaton Consulting 2015 Client Choice Awards for the third year in a row.
  • Australian Firm of the Year Award at the annual Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence 2015
  • Australian Deal Team of the Year Award and the Employee Health and Wellbeing Award at the 2015 Australasian Law Awards

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