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The market-leading work of three senior members of Herbert Smith Freehills has been recognised at the prestigious 2019 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards. 

Partners Philippa Stone and Jason Betts took home the Capital Markets Partner of the Year and Dispute Resolution Partner of the Year Awards respectively. It is the fourth consecutive year that the pair have won awards at the event, being recognised as the leading lawyers in their fields.

Hilary Goodier, the firm’s Director of Alternative Legal Services won the Innovator of the Year Award, in a reflection of her thought leadership and expertise in delivering innovative projects and initiatives that set the firm apart from its competitors.

The gala event was held at The Star in Sydney on Thursday 30 May, with the winners across various categories  selected by a panel of judges.

Andrew Pike, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Executive Partner for Australia, said: “It is tremendous for three of our leading people to receive this accolade, in recognition of the expertise they have developed and significant commitment they’ve shown to building a high level of service delivery for our clients.

Each of these leaders in their field are supported by talented teams who play an important part in the process alongside our clients entrusting us with their legal and business matters.”

Philippa is widely recognised as one of Australia’s top corporate lawyers. She consistently advises on Australia’s market-leading, highest-value acquisitions.

Jason is one of Australia’s premier class action lawyers and also specialises in complex litigation, crisis management and regulatory investigations and prosecutions. He has acted in Australia’s largest class actions, including the majority of Australia’s major securities litigation. He has one of the largest class action practices in Australia.

Hilary is an internationally recognised outsourcing lawyer and IT industry executive. As the Director of ALT in Australia and responsible for ALT’s Global Technology strategy, she has overseen remarkable growth in her practice, and is leading the charge in terms of how the legal industry adopts technology for the benefit of clients.