Awards & recognition

We pride ourselves as being leaders in our fields, both in Australia and around the globe.

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Griffith Hack and our people are consistently recognised as leaders in their fields, receiving recognition by the following publications and awards committees.

Chambers Guide Asia-Pacific

Intellectual Property in Australia (Firms) 2023

Griffith Hack – Band 3

Intellectual Property: Patents in Australia (Individuals) 2023

Derek Baigent – Band 4

The Legal 500 Australia

Leading Intellectual Property Firm 2024

Griffith Hack – Tier 2

Leading Individual, Intellectual Property 2024

Derek Baigent

IP Stars (Managing IP)

Trade Marks 2023, 2024

Griffith Hack – Tier 1

Patent Prosecution 2023, 2024

Griffith Hack – Tier 1

Patent Disputes 2023, 2024

Griffith Hack – Tier 3

Trade Mark Stars 2023, 2024

Nicola Scheepers

Patent Stars 2023, 2024

Karen Sinclair
Amanda Stark

Top 250 Women in IP 2024

Amanda Stark

Rising Stars 2023

Sarah Cox
Dr Simone Shu-Yen Lee

Notable practitioners 2023

Gavin Adkins
Shannon Fati
Toby Thompson
Jennifer Wyndham-Wheeler

World IP Review (WIPR) Leaders

Patent Leaders 2023

Amanda Stark
David Hughes
Dr Jing Fung Tan
Robert Wulff

Law & Trade Mark Leaders 2023

Gavin Adkins
Derek Baigent
Emma Mitchell
Leanne Oitmaa
Nicola Scheepers

IAM Patent 1000

Prosecution 2024

Griffith Hack – Gold

Litigation 2024

Griffith Hack – Bronze

Recognised Individuals 2024

Derek Baigent – Bronze (Litigation)
Leanne Oitmaa – Bronze (Litigation)
David Hughes – Gold (Prosecution)
Karen Sinclair – Gold (Prosecution)
Amanda Stark – Gold (Prosecution)
David Hughes – Silver (Transactions)
Emma Mitchell – Bronze (Transactions)
Kellie Stonier – Bronze (Transactions)

IAM Strategy 300

Ranked in IP management consultancy, Legal 2023

Edith Hamilton

Doyle’s Guide

Leading Intellectual Property Lawyers – Queensland 2024

Kellie Stonier

Leading Intellectual Property Lawyers – NSW 2024

Derek Baigent – Recommended

Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer – Victoria 2024

Gavin Adkins – Recommended

Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer – Perth 2024

Leanne Oitmaa – Recommended

Rising Star – Intellectual Property & TMT Law – Victoria 2022

Simon Gapes

Leading Intellectual Property Law Firm – Queensland 2023

Griffith Hack – Tier 3

Leading Contentious Intellectual Property Law Firm – Victoria 2023

Griffith Hack – Recommended

Leading Non-Contentious Intellectual Property Law Firm – Victoria 2023

Griffith Hack – Tier 3

Leading Contentious Intellectual Property Law Firm – NSW 2023

Griffith Hack – Recommended

Leading Non-Contentious Intellectual Property Law Firm – NSW 2023

Griffith Hack – Recommended

World Trademark Review 1000

Trade Mark Prosecution & Strategy 2023

Griffith Hack – Gold

Enforcement and Litigation 2023

Griffith Hack – Bronze

Ranked Individuals 2023

NICOLA SCHEEPERS
DEREK BAIGENT
EMMA MITCHELL
KELLIE STONIER

Best Lawyers

Leading Individuals, Intellectual Property 2025


Derek Baigent (10th consecutive year)
Kellie Stonier (6th consecutive year)

Lawyer of the Year, Intellectual Property 2025

Kellie Stonier, Intellectual Property Law, Brisbane

Best Law Firms

Leading Law Firms, Intellectual Property 2025


National Tier 2 in Intellectual Property Law
Regional Tier 1 in Brisbane for Intellectual Property Law
Regional Tier 2 in Sydney for Intellectual Property Law

Lexology Client Choice Awards 2021

Client Choice Award Winner – IP Patent Agents and Attorneys, Australia

Amanda Stark

Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards 2021

Winner – Patent Contentious Patent & Trademark Attorney Firm of the Year

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