Victorian Young Property Lawyer of the Year Award
The Victorian Young Property Lawyer of the Year Award is designed to recognise and encourage the talent and achievements of young property law practitioners. It is also an opportunity to highlight this area of practice in your firm and across the profession.
The Award is conducted annually by the Law Council of Australia, through its Australian Property Law Group in the Legal Practice Section. The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), through its Property and Environmental Law Section also support this Award.
The Victorian Young Property Lawyer of the Year will be selected by the judging panel and will receive a certificate and a cash prize of $1,000.
2022 Round - Call for nominations
Nominations for the 2022 award are now open and will close 5pm (AEST), 29 July 2022.
Please send nominations to:
Tisher Liner FC
Law Level 2, 333 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
T. 03 8600 9333
F. 03 9670 6359
To be eligible for the Award, a nominee must be:
- under 36 years of age at the date of the nomination;
- hold a current Victorian practising certificate; and
- practise predominantly in the field of property law.
The key criteria for the award are:
- demonstrated excellence in the provision of property law legal services to clients;
- academic and practical abilities in property law;
- contribution to the field of property law and practice; and
- maturity, self-reliance and leadership.
Nominations must include:
- the nominee’s professional legal career CV (abbreviated version);
- a detailed illustration of how the nominee has met the award criteria (with examples);
- two professional or personal references (one may be by a nominee’s employer); and
- a statement of the area(s) of practice engaged in by the nominee and the nature of matters handled by the nominee.
2021 Winner - Jordon Engwerda
Jordan is a Senior Associate in the MinterEllison Real Estate Group and specialises in retail and office leasing. Jordan manages leasing portfolios for a number of prominent landlord clients including AMP Capital, Challenger, Charter Hall, Dexus, Growthpoint, Lendlease, QIC, Vicinity Centres and Woolworths.
Jordan has co-written articles for the Australian Property Law Bulletin, provides advice on the retail legislation across various jurisdictions in Australia and regularly presents at both academy workshops and seminars for the Property Council of Australia, Legalwise and Television Education Network.
The Legal Practice Section had the opportunity to interview Jordan. Read his interview here.
- 2020 - Lydia Eastwood
- 2019 - Tim Chislett
- 2017 - Nafsika Palbas
- 2015 - Laura Glover
- 2013 - David Ellenby
- 2012 - Belinda Wilson
- 2010 - Jonathan Hirsh
Ms Chelsea De Silva
T. 02 6246 3722