New Superannuation Lawyer’s Award
The purpose of the New Superannuation Lawyer’s Award is to encourage young lawyers who practice or research in the field of superannuation law to explore issues of significance that have a bearing on the legal framework for superannuation in Australia. A theme will be selected and announced each year that the award is offered.
With the longer-term aspiration of attracting new lawyers to take an interest in the field of superannuation law, this award seeks to:
- develop a new lawyer’s understanding in relation to superannuation and trust law;
- enable a new lawyer to attend our national conference, who might not otherwise be able to attend the event;
- create a platform for new lawyers with an emerging interest in superannuation to showcase their interest through a piece of legal writing; and
- publicly recognise and highlight the award winner as an emerging new superannuation lawyer.
Nominations for the 2023 award are now closed.
- The person is a “New Lawyer” (that is, a lawyer in their first 7 years of practice post admission, but not at the partner level).
- Submission of a paper of up to 3,000 words (excluding footnotes or endnotes) that addresses the theme “The Heat is On!”.
- flights to Gold Coast (if required) and accommodation if located outside of QLD for the evening of the 9 March 2023; and free registration to the next Superannuation Lawyer’s Conference.
A panel appointed by the Superannuation Committee will review all papers submitted and will determine which author will be selected for the award. Papers recommended by the selection panel may also be published in the Australian Superannuation Law Bulletin, on the Law Council’s website or in a newsletter.
Mr Tom Gerrits was awarded the 2022 New Superannuation Lawyer’s Award in recognition of his paper titled, ‘Royal Commission Aftershocks: Emergence of the Section 56 Profit-For-Member Trustee War Chest’.
Ms Sanela Osmanovic was awarded the 2020 New Superannuation Lawyer’s Award in recognition of her paper titled, ‘Compare the BEAR - Is the UK's performance a reliable indicator of our future performance?’.
Ms Jane Morgan was awarded the 2019 New Superannuation Lawyer’s Award in recognition for her paper titled, ‘Great expectations and millennial disengagement with superannuation’.
Ms Chelsea De Silva
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