McCullough Robertson young guns on the fast track
22 May 2014
Leading Australian law firm, McCullough Robertson’s commitment to recruiting and nurturing outstanding young lawyers is paying dividends. Lawyer, Liam Davis and Senior Associate, Dylan Kerrigan both represented the firm as finalists at the Lawyers Weekly ‘30 Under 30 Awards’ on May 16 in Sydney.
Liam was one of three winners in the Energy and Resources space while Dylan was a runner up in the Intellectual Property category.
Liam is a native title expert. His knowledge of this subject area and his technological nous combined recently when he created a mapping system for iPhones that gives users the ability to access relevant native title and cultural heritage information. Liam was also a finalist in the Young Gun Award (for lawyers within their first three years of practice) at last year’s Lawyers Weekly Law Awards.
When asked for comment regarding Liam, a client of the firm said, ‘Liam’s energy, drive, and ability to quickly comprehend a situation and strategically apply a solution is for me the hallmark of a future partner, indeed, someone to whom other senior partners will turn to. His leadership is both natural and refreshing, and should be encouraged to develop’.
Likewise, clients can’t speak highly enough of Dylan, one recently commenting that, ‘Dylan is an outstanding lawyer period, not even considering his age’.
It was in fact back to back wins for the firm in the Energy and Resources category with Liam emulating McCullough Robertson Senior Associate Emma Murray, who was one of three winners of the award last year.
Even at such a young age, Emma has a reputation for her strong understanding of the industry, particularly large scale mining operations and high level technical expertise to provide creative, commercially focused advice.
Senior Associate, Reuben Bramanathan, was also selected as a finalist in The Tax Institute’s Tax Adviser of the year awards last month. Reuben was judged to display excellence in the areas of tax advice, tax planning, leadership, professionalism, ethics and innovation in Australia. The finalists represent the best of the best, and the recipients were chosen by an expert judging panel of highly respected tax professionals.
‘All four of these outstanding young lawyers began their career in our graduate program and as a firm; we continue to invest in that program. We were one of only 4 large firms who went to the open market for graduate recruitment last year. We also have 8 graduates who commenced with us in February this year. We see this as a very important part of our future development, and we must recruit not only the best graduates but people who are going to fit into our culture and want to be a part of us.’ says Guy Humble, McCullough Robertson Managing Partner.
About McCullough Robertson
McCullough Robertson is a leading Australian independent law firm with industry experts combining legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and foresight. The firm provides innovative, relevant and commercial legal solutions to major corporate, government and high net worth individuals across Australia and internationally. Established in 1926, the firm’s major focus areas are the resources (mining and energy), food and agribusiness, technology, telecommunications, health and life sciences (pharmaceuticals), real estate and financial services sectors.