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Proximity announced finalists in four categories in the Australian Law Awards 2021

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We are delighted to announce that we have been successfully shortlisted across four firm categories at this year’s Lawyers Weekly, Australian Law Awards.

  • Employer of Choice
  • NewLaw Firm of the Year
  • Pro Bono Program of the Year
  • Government Team of the Year

To be shortlisted as a finalist for four awards, is wonderful recognition that we can achieve excellence without following the usual path.

The NewLaw Firm category recognises firms that are considered game changers in the legal profession, challenging the traditional law firm model, with a strong focus on innovation. “NewLaw Firm of the Year is one of the most coveted awards and to be shortlisted together with nine other leading law firms is testament to the commitment and work ethic of the Proximity team and the success of our business model,” said Director, Sean King.

Proximity’s shortlisting in the Employer of Choice category focused on ‘going above and beyond for employees’, with the Law Awards judges looking for leadership in staff attraction and retention, and how we place an importance on the quality care of our people. The criteria also focuses on the initiatives for our people that are ‘innovative, unique and vastly different’ and is judged against the availability of other initiatives in the market. “We see this as being of immense significance, as we always strive to put our people and culture first, and to be selected as a finalist is reassurance that our Proximity model really does break the mould, and our team-first culture works,” stated Director, James Dunn.

To be also shortlisted as a top ten finalist for Pro Bono Program of the Year amongst significantly larger firms is a testament to our pro bono/CSR structure that focuses on valuable community impact And we are of course delighted to be recognised again as a finalist for Government Team of the Year. Since winning this award back in 2017, we have continued to increase our government-dedicated team, significantly grown our legal advisory capability and fully integrated consulting practice and established ourselves as the leading innovative alternative to the traditional national firms.

We are keeping our fingers crossed for when the virtual Australian Law Awards are announced this August.

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