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Tom Yuncken Australian Young Construction Lawyer Award

Since 2008, the Construction and Infrastructure Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia has been conducting the Tom Yuncken Young Construction Lawyer Award.

The award was established in memory of Allens Arthur Robinson partner and construction lawyer Tom Yuncken, a former Chair of the Victorian Committee. Initially offered to Victorian lawyers, since 2018 it has been a national award.

The award is offered by the Business Law Section and sponsored by the Society of Construction Law Australia.

Call for Nominations - 2021 Award

Nominations are now closed.

Thanks to the generous support of the Society of Construction Law Australia, the winner of the 2021 Award will receive $2,500 and the finalist/s will be assisted to attend the Society’s Conference in Hobart in October 2021 (see The assistance of the Building Dispute Practitioners Society in publicising the Award is also acknowledged.


The award is open to all Australian legal practitioners who are under the age of 36 years at the date on which entries close who hold a valid practising certificate in the state or territory in which they practise. Solicitors, barristers and in-house lawyers are all eligible and membership of professional associations is not essential. Learn more about the award criteria here.

How to Apply

Complete the Nomination Form and lodge the form and information required by the closing date by email to:

Ms Adrienne Parker
Chair, Construction and Infrastructure Law Committee
Business Law Section


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