The Best Lawyers in Australia, 2021 edition


Piper Alderman is delighted to announce that in the 2021 edition of Best LawyersTM Australia, 44 of our lawyers have been recognised across 38 areas of law. The Best Lawyers list is collated using feedback from industry peers. This year Piper Alderman has 10 new lawyers recognised including: David Burridge, Tim Clark, Warren Denny, Anne Freeman, Louise Gehrig, Christopher Lyons, James Macdonald, Adam Rinaldi, Hugh Scales and Kathryn Walker.

Simon Venus has also been named ‘Adelaide Lawyer of the Year – Agriculture and Rural Affairs’.

The full list of those recognised is below:

18 Recognised Lawyers in Adelaide, Australia

  • Tony Abbott – Litigation, Trade Law
  • Shannon Adams – Banking and Finance Law, Corporate/Governance Practice
  • Tony Britten-Jones – Real Property Law, Leasing Law
  • Sarah Clarke – Corporate Law
  • James Dickson – Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Greg English – Commercial Law
  • David Ey – Labour and Employment Law, Occupational Health and Safety Law
  • Will Fennell – Tax Law
  • Geoff Forbes – Hospitality and Tourism Law, Gaming Law, Real Property Law
  • Mark Gordon – Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law
  • Martin Lovell – Commercial Law, Project Finance & Development Practice, Structured Finance Law
  • Erin McCarthy – Human Rights Law, Labour and Employment Law, Occupational Health and Safety Law
  • Tim O’Callaghan – Intellectual Property Law
  • Adam Rinaldi – Real Property Law, Leasing Law
  • Simon Venus – Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Kathryn Walker – Construction/Infrastructure Law
  • Simon Ward – Defamation and Media Law, Litigation
  • Ashley Watson – Mining Law, Planning & Environment Law, Native Title Law, Commercial Law, Oil and Gas Law

5 Recognised Lawyers in Brisbane, Australia

  • Warren Denny – Real Property Law
  • Peter Dwyer – Commercial Law
  • Andrew Rankin – Competition Law, Corporate Law, Corporate/Governance Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Greg Whyte – Litigation, Legal Malpractice Litigation, Insurance Law
  • Ted Williams – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate/Governance Practice, Construction/Infrastructure Law

14 Recognised Lawyers in Melbourne, Australia

  • David Burridge – Real Property Law
  • Megan Calder – Construction/Infrastructure Law
  • Tim Clark – Education Law
  • Michael Coker – Corporate/Governance Practice, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Geoff Emmett – Construction/Infrastructure Law
  • Louise Gehrig – Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Sebastian Greene – Corporate Law
  • Joanne Hardwick – Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation
  • Chris Hartigan – Education Law, Employee Benefits Law, Labour and Employment Law
  • Tim Lange – Labour and Employment Law
  • Michael Lhuede – Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • James Macdonald – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Hugh Scales – Corporate Law
  • Louise Thompson – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Reorganization Law

7 Recognised Lawyers in Sydney, Australia

  • Andrea Beatty – Financial Institutions, Privacy and Data Security Law, Regulatory Practice
  • Tim Capelin – Labour & Employment Law
  • Anne Freeman – Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Christopher Lyons – Corporate Law
  • Wally McDonald – Corporate Law, Government Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Simon Morris – Litigation
  • Mark Williamson – Corporate Law, Equity Capital Markets Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity Law, Venture Capital Law