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Women in Law Awards 2020

by Nicholas Regener, Ella Alexander and Isabel McLelland
11 December 2020
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Congratulations to Ella Alexander and Isabel McLelland who both won awards at the Women in Law Awards 2020 gala night. Ella won the Pro Bono lawyer of the year award and Isabel the Rising Star of the year SME law award.  

In addition they were both finalists for the Excellence Award that was announced at the end of the night. Only ten people with the highest scores from the judges across all categories were finalists for this award.  
 
The awards are well-deserved recognition for the work they have provided to our clients and the pro bono community throughout this year. 
 
In addition to coordinating our firm’s Pro Bono and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program Ella spent a large part of the year at Justice Connect on secondment where she was helping with the legal response to the catastrophic bushfires over the Summer of 2019/20. 
 
Isabel who advises private clients, charities and other organisations on complex estate planning and administration matters, trusts including life estates, tax issues affecting Wills and trusts, and estate litigation did not only provide exceptional service to our existing and new clients but she is also an avid contributor to our Pro Bono and CSR Program, providing hundreds of hours of pro bono work this year and organising Wills Days and Bequests presentations for various charities and organisations.