Congratulations to Katherine Toshack who was shortlisted in the inaugural Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards. Katherine was nominated in the Insurance category, a field she has specialised in for over 20 years.

Katherine has been particularly lauded for her exceptional mentoring skills. This is an inherent attribute that is well recognised as she is seen to respect and empathise with younger staff within the firm and on the floor at the offices of clients where she is often providing one-on-one training and assistance.

It was also acknowledged that Katherine had completed a stellar 12 months of resounding success in litigated outcomes:

  • Huebner v Nominal Defendant and Workers Compensation Nominal Insurer v Nominal Defendant – two District Court verdicts for the defendant, upheld on appeal;
  • Smith v Nominal Defendant & Anor - successful Court of Appeal challenge regarding liability remitted to the District Court;
  • Ismail v Nominal Defendant – successful Court of appeal challenge regarding liability remitted to the District Court.

However, despite these tangible outcomes, she is most proud of the large volume of negotiated outcomes that she has achieved through her sound and practical approach.

It is no wonder clients trust her with their needs and staff trust her with their careers.

Well done to Katherine on this superb achievement. 

The Sydney team at the Lawyers Weekly Partners of the Year Awards