Being named Law Firm of the year at the latest annual Australasian Law Awards is a 2017 highlight for Mills Oakley.
This prestigious Award was adjudicated by a panel of senior in-house counsel from some of Australasia’s leading corporates. Mills Oakley was selected from a competitive field of finalists that included prominent Australian and international firms.
“We always strive for excellence and to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients,” Mills Oakley CEO, John Nerurker said. “We are delighted that the hard work of our partners and staff has been recognised with such a sought-after accolade.”
Mr Nerurker added that the firm was committed to keep raising the bar on client service.
“Clients rightly expect that market leaders will keep striving to refine their service levels. That’s what sets the best law firms apart.”
The full list of Australasian Law Awards winners can be found here.
Better Boards Magazine
Vera Visevic’s article “A Merger By Any Other Name Is Just As Sweet”, originally published in the Better Boards Magazine 2016, and recently published online, examines the potential benefits of collaboration, as opposed to a merger, and also considers various issues that should be considered before collaborating. Full article available here.
Australian Financial Review
Mills Oakley has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of the Australian law firms with the biggest percentage growth in fee-earner numbers over the past year. “Mills Oakley has increased [our] number of fee-earners by almost one-third, or 68, to 301, in the past year”. Read more here.
The Australian recently reported on growth rates for law firms across Australia. Their report states, “In absolute terms, the standout performer on job creation is mid-sized firm Mills Oakley, whose legal workforce grew by the equivalent of 66 full time positions. This firm created more new jobs for solicitors than any other firm surveyed for The Australian and it did so without merging with another practice”.
The 2016 edition of The Lawyer’s Asia-Pacific 150 singles out the region’s largest independent and international firms, measuring their growth and performance comparing against three years of historical data recorded by the report since 2013.
Despite Australia being the only jurisdiction in the Asia-Pacific 150 that has seen a significant number of shrinking firms, Mills Oakley has remained a rapidly growing national firm.
Read more about how Mills Oakley’s recent growth has made us stand out in a crowd of firms vying for business and talent in Asia-Pacific’s crowded markets.
Sydney Building, Construction and Infrastructure Senior Associate Vlad Vishney recently sat down with Australasian Lawyer to discuss his path to law after 20 years in another profession. To read more about Vlad and his “two-decade detour”, click here.
The Mills Oakley Accelerator Program is the result of a collaboration between Mills Oakley and Collective Campus, a start-up incubator. The program aims to provide new law entrepreneurs and start-ups with the funding, tools and support they need to grow their idea into a viable business.
Mills Oakley believes that legal technology innovations are set to transform the legal services industry over the next few years and we want to be a part of the process.
There were an influx of applicants who submitted their innovative and unique ideas. From these applications, teams were shortlisted to participate in a 3-Day Bootcamp. The Bootcamp provided applicants with an opportunity to learn about the program, receive guidance from mentors and present, test and refine their ideas.
After the Bootcamp, contestants pitch their ideas to a panel of judges consisting of legal sector and start-up experts. The winners of the pitch night will be funded to take part in a 3 month accelerator program to support concepts to commercialisation.
On 14 July 2016, Mills Oakley participated in the LIV Legal Careers Fair, an annual event which targets penultimate and final year law students in Victoria.
Hosted by the Law Institute of Victoria, this event provides students commencing a career in law the opportunity to showcase themselves to potential employers, and network with representatives from Australia’s leading law firms, government, regional firms and non-legal employers.
In attendance for Mills Oakley this year were Partners David Passarella and John Mazzotta, as well as a few of our Lawyers, Law Graduates and Human Resources team members. Our team members enjoyed mingling with the future stars of the law industry in Victoria.
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