Thriving Thirties at Mills Oakley as young gun collects award

June, 2014

Mills Oakley lawyer David Burnton is now Thane of the Thirties, having been named in the prestigious Lawyers’ Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards.

The 30 Under 30 Awards recognise the finest private practice and in-house lawyers across Australia who were under 30 years at the time of judging. Three winners were named in each of  ten practice areas and David was a winner in the hotly contested Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety Award. Overall submission numbers exceeded 150, ensuring a highly competitive process.

The Awards were judged by a 10-person panel of prominent Australian lawyers, business leaders and senior legal figures.

The judges noted David’s combination of impressive legal acumen and his commitment to industry-wide issues, such as workplace culture. He also received special commendation for introducing a health and wellbeing program at the firm.

“David impresses as a well-rounded contributor, committed both to putting in the effort to achieve client outcomes and supporting sustainable staff wellbeing amongst his colleagues,” the judges said.

Mills Oakley partner Adam Lunn described David as a hard-working and passionate lawyer.

“David is one of the  most impressive young lawyers that I have had the pleasure of working with,” he said. “He is wholly deserving of recognition in the 30 Under 30 Awards.”


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