MinterEllison receives two awards at Financial Times Innovative Lawyers

The firm was recognized for its efforts

MinterEllison receives two awards at Financial Times Innovative Lawyers

MinterEllison has been recognized for its efforts during the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards where the firm received two awards in two separate categories: the Innovative Lawyers in Dispute Resolution as well as the Innovation in Knowledge & Data categories.

Celebrating innovations made by law firms as well as the legal team in the Asia Pacific region, the firm received the award for the Innovative Lawyers in Dispute Resolution category following the Ben Roberts Smith v Nine defamation case, which was considered as one of the largest and complex defamation cases in the world.

The award-giving body found that the firm had utilized a strategic and innovative strategy in applying the defamation laws in Australia as well as the use of truth defence, which stood out from the rest of the submissions.

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“Winning the Dispute Resolution category further celebrates the remarkable work done by Peter Bartlett and his team on what has been coined 'the trial of the century' and Peter's extraordinary experience in defamation law,” said MinterEllison Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner Virgina Briggs.

MinterEllison had also received an award for the Innovation in Knowledge & Data category because of the firm’s development of the AI-powered content creator MinterEllison Advice Generator, which creates a draft of advices based on short prompts that have been inputted in the software.

“Winning for MinterEllison AI continues to celebrate our sustainable commitment in innovation, upskilling our people on, and improving our digital literacy,” said Briggs.

Apart from the two categories, the firm had also been shortlisted in the category of Innovative Lawyers in Science and Technology. This was for the commercialisation of Genomical, a clinical genomics platform which was aimed towards improving the health outcomes for its patients, as the firm was able to design a software that can meet the various requirements of Alliance members as well as the Victorian government.

Other categories where the firm was shortlisted were Innovation in Digital Tools, Innovation in People and Skills, and the Most Innovative Law Firm in Asia Pacific.

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