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26 July 2018

Cooper Grace Ward makes shortlist for three prestigious law awards

Cooper Grace Ward (CGW) has been shortlisted for several categories in one of the legal industry’s most prestigious award ceremonies, the Australian Law Awards.

Cooper Grace Ward (CGW) has been shortlisted for several categories in one of the legal industry’s most prestigious award ceremonies, the Australian Law Awards.

CGW’s Commercial Team has been nominated for Commercial Team of the Year, an award which recognises excellence in commercial legal services, benefits delivered to clients and the firm’s efforts to set itself apart as a leader in the legal field.

CGW has also been shortlisted as a finalist for the Employee Program of the Year award. This award recognises the firm’s commitment to its workforce via several team initiatives including regular mental health and wellbeing workshops and on-site trained mental health first aid officers. These initiatives are designed to improve support and assist with education and awareness.

In addition, special counsel in Transport & Logistics Gillian Bristow has been shortlisted as a finalist to win Special Counsel of the Year at the 2018 Australian Law Awards.

Gillian has practised in the transport sector for almost 25 years and acts for a wide variety of transport and logistics clients and transport industry associations across all jurisdictions, including road transport operators, warehouse operators, tow operators, freight forwarders and companies involved in plant hire.

Managing Partner Chris Ward praised the firm’s People & Culture team, Health & Wellbeing committee, Commercial team and Gillian for their achievements and contribution to the firm.

“I’m proud to have our Commercial team and Gillian recognised as finalists in the Australia Law Awards. It’s an honour that’s very well deserved and shows the significant contribution and dedication they have made to Cooper Grace Ward and to our clients.” he said.

The 18th annual Australian Law Awards, in partnership with UNSW Law, recognises the outstanding contribution of Australia’s top lawyers and legal firms across 33 categories. Winners in the individual categories will automatically be shortlisted for the coveted Lawyers Weekly Excellence Award.

The winners will be announced at a black-tie awards dinner on Friday, 31 August 2018 at The Star, Sydney.


About Cooper Grace Ward

Cooper Grace Ward is a leading Australian law firm servicing clients with a local, national and international presence. Since its origins in 1980, Cooper Grace Ward has established a first-class reputation through high professional standards, outstanding client service and excellence across practice areas including corporate and commercial, property, litigation, insurance, tax, workplace relations and family law. With more than 200 team members, including 19 partners, Cooper Grace Ward offers clients the expertise, experience and resources necessary to achieve excellent outcomes for their businesses.

For more information, visit or contact Cooper Grace Ward’s Marketing & Communications Adviser Matthew Pailthorpe, at [email protected] or (07) 3231 2559.


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