2017 Lawyer of the Year Awards

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Friday, 19 May 2017

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Simon Creek, Nicholas van Hattem and Krista McMeeken, winners of the 2017 Lawyer of the Year Awards.

Simon Creek and Nicholas van Hattem were recognised in the more than five years’ experience category, while Krista McMeeken won the less than five years’ experience Award.

The Award presentation was the highlight of the Law Society’s Law Week Awards Night, held on Thursday, 18 May at Bankwest Place, Perth.

“The Law Society’s Lawyer of the Year Awards recognise practitioners who have made a significant contribution to the legal profession in Western Australia, over and above what might be reasonably expected through paid employment,” said Law Society President Alain Musikanth. “The Law Society warmly congratulates all of the award winners.”

Simon Creek is the Managing Director of HHG Legal Group and was recognised for his commitment to pro bono projects and charitable work.

Nicholas van Hattem is a solicitor at the State Solicitor’s Office and launched the Piddington Justice Project, an initiative to connect law graduates with community legal centres.

Krista McMeeken is Principal Policy Officer for the Commissioner for Children and Young People and is dedicated to the promotion of human rights through her pro bono commitment to community organisations.

The Law Society thanks Bankwest for hosting the Awards Night, and Profile Legal Recruitment and Murdoch University for sponsoring the Lawyer of the Year Awards.

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For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au

About us: The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak professional association for lawyers in the State. The Law Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its more than 3,800 members. The Law Society enhances the legal profession through its position as a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and the rule of law. The Law Society is widely acknowledged by the legal profession, government and the community as the voice of the legal profession in Western Australia.

2017 Lawyer of the Year Awards

Friday, 19 May 2017

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Simon Creek, Nicholas van Hattem and Krista McMeeken, winners of the 2017 Lawyer of the Year Awards.

Simon Creek and Nicholas van Hattem were recognised in the more than five years’ experience category, while Krista McMeeken won the less than five years’ experience Award.

The Award presentation was the highlight of the Law Society’s Law Week Awards Night, held on Thursday, 18 May at Bankwest Place, Perth.

“The Law Society’s Lawyer of the Year Awards recognise practitioners who have made a significant contribution to the legal profession in Western Australia, over and above what might be reasonably expected through paid employment,” said Law Society President Alain Musikanth. “The Law Society warmly congratulates all of the award winners.”

Simon Creek is the Managing Director of HHG Legal Group and was recognised for his commitment to pro bono projects and charitable work.

Nicholas van Hattem is a solicitor at the State Solicitor’s Office and launched the Piddington Justice Project, an initiative to connect law graduates with community legal centres.

Krista McMeeken is Principal Policy Officer for the Commissioner for Children and Young People and is dedicated to the promotion of human rights through her pro bono commitment to community organisations.

The Law Society thanks Bankwest for hosting the Awards Night, and Profile Legal Recruitment and Murdoch University for sponsoring the Lawyer of the Year Awards.

– ENDS –

For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au

About us: The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak professional association for lawyers in the State. The Law Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its more than 3,800 members. The Law Society enhances the legal profession through its position as a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and the rule of law. The Law Society is widely acknowledged by the legal profession, government and the community as the voice of the legal profession in Western Australia.