THERE’S plenty of action in most categories of our Legal Elite poll and things may well hot up even further with the news that any qualified WA lawyer who casts a vote in the Legal Elite by April 10 will go into a draw for dinner for two at the Hyatt Regency to the value of $150.
The best battles so far appear to be in mining between Rick Crabb of Blakiston & Crabb and Angus Jones of Allens Arthur Robinson; employment/industrial relations between Jon Long at Clayton Utz, Alan Drake-Brockman of Gadens and Russell Allen from Freehills; Native Title between Geoff Gishubl of Blake Dawson Waldron and Chris Humphry of Hunt & Humphry; and criminal, where Rob Mazza of Mazza & Mazza is being challenged by John Prior of Williams Ellison and Richard Bayly at Bayly & O’Brien.
Ted Sharpe of KPMG Legal is narrowly leading property/ construction, barrister Peter Dowding is polling best in family law and John Naughton of Mallesons Stephen Jaque is pipping the banking and finance field.
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