‘Best Lawyers’ listing gives Kain Lawyers hat-trick of prestigious awards in 2017


We’re delighted to let you know that we’ve received a hat-trick of legal awards in the first quarter of 2017, with a dominant performance in the 2018 ‘Best Lawyers in Australia’ listing.

This follows strong recognition in the latest ‘Doyle’s Guide’ and Thomson Reuters list of leading M&A firms, published earlier in the year.

On the basis of our listings in ‘Doyle’s Guide’ and the peer reviewed ‘Best Lawyers’, every one of our directors has this year been recognised by their peers as market leaders in their fields.

John Kain, James Burchnall, Gerry Cawson, Sarah Chia, Michael Garry and Tim Hall were all featured in the ‘Best Lawyers in Australia’ listing announced last Friday (April 7, 2017), while Gerry Cawson was also awarded Best Lawyers’ Adelaide’s ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Private Equity Law.

This is Gerry’s sixth Adelaide ‘Lawyer of the Year’ title in the last five years, his previous awards being in the Mergers and Acquisitions category (in 2017 and 2015) and in the categories of Commercial Law (in 2016 and 2013) and Private Equity Law (2016).

The recognition from our peers in the ‘Best Lawyers’ listings were across corporate and commercial law disciplines that reflect our specialities in complex transactions, advice and disputes; re-affirming Kain Lawyers’ top tier national status in those areas of law.

“We know clients want decisive advice from experts in their field and we’ve deliberately built a team of top tier lawyers who are leading the industry,” he said.

“There can’t be too many firms that have the depth of top tier lawyers we’ve attracted.  It’s this depth of expertise that allows us to create opportunities for our clients by consistently delivering their commercial outcomes on time and on budget.”

Since first published in 1983, ‘Best Lawyers in Australia’ has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, its independence enhanced by the fact that its lists are compiled following an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.