KHQ’s Awards & Achievements

The Best Lawyers in Australia (2019)

The Best Lawyers™


We are pleased to announce that several of our lawyers have again been named in the annual list of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia, published in the Australian Financial Review.  They are:

The list is compiled by US-based peer review company, The Best Lawyers, from more than 470,000 evaluations, and includes more than 3290 lawyers from 370 law firms nationwide.

Congratulations, team!

Doyles Guide


KHQ Lawyers has been recommended in the following categories in the well-regarded Doyle’s Guide for 2018.

  • Leading Intellectual Property & TMT Law Firms (South Australia).
  • Leading Intellectual Property & TMT Lawyers (South Australia) – Fiona Trethewey (formerly Gilbert).
  • Leading Employment Law Firms (Employer Representation) (Victoria).
  • Leading Employment Lawyers (Employer Representation) (Victoria) – Chris Gianatti.
  • Leading  Property & Real Estate Law Firms (Victoria).
  • Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers (Victoria) – David Krolikowski.

Doyle’s Guide complies its rankings across various legal disciplines in each state and territory of Australia, via independent research based on peer-review, client interviews and industry bodies. Firms do not submit or pay for rankings.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific Leading Firm 2018

Legal 500 Asia Pacific


We are proud to announce that KHQ Lawyers has again been recognised as a Leading Firm (Employment) in Australia for 2018 by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Chris Gianatti, Director of our Workplace Relations & OHS team, is a Band 1 ‘Leading Individual’ for the fourth consecutive year, and Senior Associate Claire Brown joins the ranks as a Recommended lawyer.

Congratulations to Chris, Claire & the team!

Victorian Legal Awards


KHQ Lawyers is a finalist in the Law Firm of the Year (Medium) category of the Law Institute of Victoria’s 14th Victorian Legal Awards, with Kristina Antoniades also a finalist in Accredited Specialist of the Year category.

KHQ continues to grow from strength to strength on the back of the excellent work of our talented team, and the support of our wonderful clients and referrers.  Well done everyone and best of luck to Kristina!

Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30


We are delighted to announce that Bonnie Phillips, a senior associate in our family law team, is a finalist for the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Award 2018.

Bonnie is an exceptionally skilled lawyer, with a high level of technical expertise, and has demonstrated a vibrant passion for family law.   She has dealt with many complex family law cases and has developed a high level of expertise in both parenting and property law cases.

In recognition of her hard work, in 2017 Bonnie was promoted to senior associate.  With the firm’s support, she also successfully completed her Specialist Accreditation in family law.

Read more about Bonnie’s skills and experience here.

Who's Who Legal - Franchise


Peter Buberis and Iain Irvine have again received international recognition with their inclusion in the Who’s Who Legal for Franchise law in 2017.

Who’s Who Legal conducts independent research with clients and peers to identify the world’s leading franchise lawyers for inclusion in this annual publication.  This is the fifth time Peter has been so recognised and according to Who’s Who Legal, Peter “impresses clients and peers alike with his strong client base and impressive understanding of the industry”.  This is the second time that Iain has been recognised, with clients describing him as a “true leader in the franchise legal market”.

Many thanks to our clients for this wonderful recognition, and congratulations Peter & Iain!

Doyles Guide


KHQ Lawyers has been recommended in the following categories in the well-regarded Doyle’s Guide for 2017.

  • Leading Family & Divorce Law Firms (Melbourne) 2017.
  • Leading Corporate Law Firms (Smaller and Mid-Market Matters) (Victoria).
  • Leading Corporate/M&A Lawyers (Smaller & Mid-Market Matters) and Leading Capital Markets Lawyers (Victoria) – Andrew Walker.

Boutique Firm of the Year


We are proud to announce that KHQ Lawyers is a Finalist for the Australian Boutique Firm of the Year in the 2017 Australasian Law Awards!

Lawyers Weekly - 30 Under 30


We are delighted to announce that Amelia Edwards, a lawyer in our corporate & commercial team, is a finalist for the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Award 2017. Amelia is an exceptional young lawyer – not only is she an integral part of our corporate & commercial and marketing law teams, but she’s also involved with a small theatre production company and regularly volunteers with a community legal service.

Said Managing Director, David Kelly, “Amelia (aka ACE) joined us as a graduate in 2014. We are very proud of her rapid career progression. She embodies our core value: passionate about being the best.”

Read more about Amelia’s skills and experience here.

Women in Law Awards


Monica Blizzardhead of our family & relationship law team, was named a finalist for Mentor of the Year at the 2017 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards. 

These awards cover 20 categories that recognise individual excellence in law, from the profession’s most senior ranks to its rising stars.   

Monica’s inclusion in the short list was well deserved.

Boutique Firm of the Year


We are proud to announce that KHQ Lawyers is a Finalist for the Australian Boutique Firm of the Year in the 2016 Australasian Law Awards!

Partner of the Year Finalist


KHQ is proud to announce that David Kelly has been selected as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly “Partner of the Year Awards“.

Client 'Tesserent' Launches IPO


KHQ is proud to announce its involvement in the successful public offering of Tesserent Limited. We would like to congratulate Andrew Walker and his team, senior associate Kate Landells and Lisa Praszkier, on their hard work and accomplishment. The announcement article can be found below.

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