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Diversity & Inclusion Awards 

The Queensland Law Society Diversity & Inclusion Awards are designed to recognise individuals, in-house teams, departments and firms that embrace the changing nature of the profession and promote positive firm cultures that celebrate diversity of thought.

Equity Advocate Award
Large and Medium Legal Practice Award
Small Legal Practice Award


Equity Advocate Award

This award recognises individuals or team from a legal practice who have successfully promoted equity and diversity in the legal profession whether by way of:

  • Effective and innovative initiative(s) within the workplace to generate positive change
  • The individual’s or team’s activities in the wider profession and / or the community.

2019 award winners - Ian Hazzard and Michael Bidwell of McCullough Robertson

At McCullough Robertson, we know the law. We know it’s important, and we know how to work with it to reach the right outcome. But we also know that success for our clients means there’s much more to it than that. Our people are our greatest asset, and we focus on sustaining a diverse work environment. We have embedded both diversity and inclusion into everything we do. We ensure our employees feel included, supported and rewarded. This is critical to meeting the needs of clients and the communities in which we operate. Ian Hazzard and Michael Bidwell have been instrumental in leading the firm’s LGBTI initiatives. Ian is Senior Partner in property, planning and finance. Michael is a lawyer in the planning and environment team. Ian and Michael have successfully promoted equality and diversity within our firm and in the wider legal profession and community.


Large & Medium Legal Practice Award

Presented to a legal practice with 20 or more solicitors that promote sustainable, healthy workplace cultures in the profession, engage in inclusive and equitable workplace practices and embrace workplace diversity in a meaningful way. 

2019 award winners - McCullough Robertson

At McCullough Robertson, we know the law. We know it’s important, and we know how to work with it to reach the right outcome. But we also know that success for our clients means there’s much more to it than that. Our people are our greatest asset, and we focus on sustaining a diverse work environment. We have embedded both diversity and inclusion into everything we do. We ensure our employees feel included, supported and rewarded. This is critical to meeting the needs of clients and the communities in which we operate.


Small Legal Practice Award

Presented to a legal practice with 19 or fewer solicitors that promote equity in the profession, engage in inclusive and equitable workplace practices and embrace workplace diversity in a meaningful way.

2019 award winners - BTLawyers

BTLawyers is a firm of brilliant thinkers. We are passionate about driving great outcomes for our clients and providing opportunity for our people. BTL is a progressive firm. Our values of integrity, engagement, excellence and egalitarianism motivate us to provide an environment in which people of many different backgrounds and experiences can thrive. We believe a diverse team is a strong team, and we value the varying perspectives that come from engaging with people from all walks of life. BTL has a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the empowerment of women and minority groups.


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