Queensland Law Society

Women in law – this year’s winners

Thynne + Macartney partner Margaret McNamara is the winner of the 2016 QLS Agnes McWhinney Award, which recognises the contributions of outstanding women in the legal profession.

Margaret leads the firm’s wills and estates team and has been a QLS accredited specialist (succession law) since 2002.

The Agnes McWhinney Award was presented by QLS president Bill Potts on Friday night at the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) 38th Annual Awards Dinner.

Also recognised were Michelle Lember of Lember and Williams Lawyers and Aimee McVeigh of Disability Law Queensland, who both received 2016 QLS Agnes McWhinney Outstanding Achievement Awards.

The WLAQ named Brisbane barrister Sue Brown QC as the winner of the Woman Lawyer of the Year Award. Before going to the Bar, Sue was a senior associate at Minter Ellison in commercial dispute resolution.

The WLAQ’s Regional Woman Lawyer of the Year Award went to Cairns barrister Tracy Fantin, while the Emergent Woman Lawyer of the Year winner was McKays Solicitors senior solicitor Kristy Dobson.

The Woman in Excellence Award was presented to former District Court and Childrens Court judge Sarah Bradley, who retired earlier this year.