Best of the best

ENTRIES have continued to roll in for the Legal Elite, WA Business News’ poll to find the State’s top lawyers.

A couple of categories have grabbed our attention in this early phase of the poll.

Firstly, there is the criminal lawyers’ category, where Robert Mazza of Mazza & Mazza, is clearly dominating.

There is an interesting

tussle for the crown of WA’s top tax lawyer, too, with Robert Sceales of Sceales & Company and Ian Peek of Freehills both taking early votes.

In the insolvency field, Lee Christensen of Tottle Christensen has moved ahead of the pack, as has Michael Hardy of Hardy Bowen in the regulation, environment and planning category.

Out of interest, lawyers from Freehills have generally outpolled their rivals at the bigger WA firms. Jackson McDonald’s lawyers are also recognised in certain fields, notably commercial litigation.

Some of the boutique and specialist firms are also polling well, including those mentioned previously. Blakiston & Crabb’s lawyers featured among the votes in the mining category as well as mergers and acquisitions.

The barristers voting is wide open, with no-one pulling clear from the pack at this early phase. Some barristers have won votes in the specialist categories.

Voting forms are available from the link at

WA Business News’ website

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