Past recipients


QLS presidents Medal past recipients 

YearAward categoryNomineeNominees organisation
2023President's MedalStephen PagePage Provan Family and Fertility Lawyers
2022President's MedalBruce Cowley Shed B Consulting
2021President's MedalTerence O'Gorman AMRobertson O'Gorman
2020President's MedalDenis McMahonLegal Aid Queensland
2019President's MedalGlen CrannyGilshenan & Luton
2018President's MedalKurt FowlerFowler Lawyers
2017President's MedalMegan MahonMahon Legal
2016President's MedalPeter Boyce OAM
2015President's MedalBill Purcell
2014President's MedalJohn Sneddon
2013President's MedalGerry Murphy AMMurphy Schmidt Solicitors

Outstanding Accredited Specialist Award

YearAward category NomineeNominees organisation
2023Outstanding Accredited Specialist AwardPatricia SchmidtMurphy Schmidt
2022Outstanding Accredited Specialist AwardCatherine CheekKennedy Spanner
2021Outstanding Accredited Specialist AwardZinta HarrisResolve Estate Law
2020Outstanding Accredited Specialist AwardTerry O'GormanRobertson O'Gorman
2019Outstanding Accredited Specialist AwardAnne-Marie RiceRice Dispute Resolution

Dame Quentin Bryce Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate Award

YearAward categoryNomineeNominees organisation
2023Dame Quentin Bryce Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate AwardKathleen SimpsonDV Lawyers
2022Dame Quentin Bryce Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate AwardAngela Lynch AMQSAN
2021Dame Quentin Bryce Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate AwardCybele KoningCaxton Legal Centre
2020Dame Quentin Bryce Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate AwardNot awarded
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2019Dame Quentin Bryce Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate AwardSharell O'BrienDomestic Violence Resource Service, Mackay Domestic and Family Violence High Risk Team

QLS Excellence in Law Awards

Agnes McWhinney Award

 

YearAward categoryNomineeNominees organisation
2023Agnes McWhinney AwardTricia PriceLegal Aid Queensland
2022Agnes McWhinney AwardClarissa RaywardBrisbane Family Law Centre/ Happy Lawyer Happy Life
2021Agnes McWhinney AwardZinta HarrisResolve Estate Law
2020Agnes McWhinney AwardJo-Anne BraggEnvironmental Defenders Office
2019Agnes McWhinney AwardEdwina RowanCharltons Lawyers
2018Agnes McWhinney AwardAnn-Maree DavidThe College of Law 
2016Agnes McWhinney AwardMargaret McNamaraThynne + Macartney
2015Agnes McWhinney AwardMichelle MortonWilson/Ryan/Grose Lawyers
2014Agnes McWhinney AwardVicki JacksonSouth & Geldard
2013Agnes McWhinney AwardMichelle JamesMaurice Blackburn
2012Agnes McWhinney AwardKelly Roggenkamp
2011Agnes McWhinney AwardSuzanne Greenwood
2010Agnes McWhinney AwardJudge Fleur Kingham
2009Agnes McWhinney AwardJustice Debra Mullins Supreme Court of Queensland
2007Agnes McWhinney AwardMagistrate Annette Hennessy
2006Agnes McWhinney AwardHonourable Justice Margaret McMurdo AC
2005Agnes McWhinney AwardLeneen Forde AC DStJ.



Emerging Leader Award

YearAward catergoryNomineeNominees organisation 
2023Emerging Leader AwardArabella KullackMaurice Blackburn
2022Emerging Leader AwardTilé ImoCaxton Legal Centre
2021Emerging Leader AwardMichael MurrayTownsville Community Law
2020Emerging Leader AwardPaloma ColeMaurice Blackburn

Regional Practitioner of the Year

YearAward categoryNomineeNominees organisation
2023Regional Practitioner of the YearBianca StaffordMaurice Blackburn
2022Regional Practitioner of the Year AwardBen GouldsonClifford Gouldson Lawyers
2021Regional Practitioner of the Year AwardRebekah SanfuentesMcNamara Law
2021Regional Practitioner of the Year AwardCarol TaylorTaylor Law & Conveyancing
2020Regional Practitioner of the Year AwardKellie WalkerLegal Aid

Workplace Culture and Health Award – Individual

YearAward categoryNomineeNominees organisation
2022Workplace Culture and Health Award - IndividualTracey De SimoneOffice of the Child and Family Official Solicitor
2021Workplace Culture and Health Award - IndividualKerry GibbMinterEllison Gold Coast
2020Workplace Culture and Health Award - IndividualKiley HodgesSparke Helmore Lawyers

Workplace Culture and Health Award – Organisation

YearAward categoryNomineeNominees organisation
2023Workplace Culture and Health Award - OrganisationKeypoint LawKeypoint Law
2022Workplace Culture and Health Award - Organisation Carter NewellCarter Newell
2020Workplace Culture and Health Award - Organisation Clayton UtzClayton Utz

First Nations Solicitor of the Year Award

YearAward categoryNomineeNominees organisation
2023First Nations Solicitor of the Year AwardLorelei BillingLegal Aid Queensland
2022First Nations Solicitor of the Year AwardNikita SellinJunkurilaka Justice Group Mornington Island and Atherton Tablelands Law
2021First Nations Solicitor of the Year AwardNareeta DavisHolding Redlich Lawyers
2021First Nations Solicitor of the Year AwardDarren LewisLegal Aid Queensland
2020First Nations Solicitor of the Year AwardKeryn RuskaDepartment of Child Safety, Youth and Women

First Nations Student Award

YearAward categoryNomineeNominees organisation
2023First Nations Student AwardCeferina VillarinGriffith University
2022First Nations Student AwardCameron DowneyQueensland University of Technology
2021First Nations Student AwardRenee KyleQueensland University of Technology
2020First Nations Student AwardKathryn DoranteQueensland University of Technology
2019First Nations Student of the YearGiselle Kilner-ParmenterBond University 

In-house Counsel of the Year Award

YearAward categoryNomineeNominees organisation
2023In-house Counsel of the Year Award
Mel ScottMegaport
2022In-house Counsel of the Year AwardClaudia CameronCS Energy

Queensland Solicitor of the Year - Sole Practitioner

YearAward categoryNomineeNominees organisation
2023Queensland Solicitor of the Year - Sole PractitionerHazrabee MustaffaHM Lawyers
2022Queensland SolicItor of the Year - Sole Practitioner Rebekah O’SullivanTribeth Group

Queensland Solicitor of the Year - Small Firm

YearAward categoryNominee Nominees organisation
2023Queensland Solicitor of the Year - Small FirmAdair DonaldsonDonaldson Law
2022Queensland Solictor of the Year - Small Firm Kathleen SimpsonDV LAWYER

Queensland Solicitor of the Year - Large Firm

YearAward categoryNomineeNominees organisation
2023Queensland Solicitor of the Year - Large FirmGiri SivaramanMaurice Blackburn
2022Queensland Solicitor of the Year - Large FirmBrian HerdHopgood Ganim Lawyers

Pride in Law Award (QLS Partner Award)

Year Award categoryNomineeNominees organisation
2023Pride in LawJason GarrickLegal Aid Queensland
2022Pride in LawMatilda AlexanderQAI
2021Pride in LawEmile McPheeLGBTI Legal Service
2020Pride in LawStephen PagePage Provan Family and Fertility Lawyers