Ashurst wins two awards at the Australasian Law Awards 2022

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    The Boart Longyear restructuring won in its deal category, which stood out to the judges due to its complexity, innovation, size, and multi-jurisdictional features. 

    Ashurst's landmark global parental leave policy won Diversity Initiative of the Year. The judges were impressed by the meaningful, specific commitment to inclusion and support of parents in the workplace. Ashurst was the first law firm to implement the generous 26 weeks full paid parental leave, which are supported by several other measures which recognise the real needs of modern families. 

    RSSG Practice Group Lead, APAC James Marshall commented: "We are delighted to have received this award. The Board Longyear transaction is a market leading example of how a restructure can be innovative, complex and still focused on delivering the highest level of client service. The award is a testament to the team's hard work and focus and we are looking forward to continuing to do great work across the region with our key clients." 

    Kate Sowden, Global Co-Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging, comments: "We are so proud that our global parental leave policy has again been recognised for its commitment to our people, across all of our global offices. We are proud to offer market leading support, which enables our people to navigate the many emotional, physical and practical challenges a growing family brings."

    This is the second year running an Ashurst Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging initiative has won an Australasian Law Award. In 2021 Ashurst won Diversity Initiative of the year for its demonstrated commitment to disability inclusion and the value and contribution that people with disabilities make to the workforce and to the legal profession.

    Australasian Lawyer’s annual Australasian Law Awards are prestigious legal industry awards which celebrate the best and brightest in the profession. Winners were announced and celebrated at the awards gala held on 19 May 2022 in Sydney.