Congratulations to Adrian Dean

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We are very proud to announce that our very own Adrian Dean won the National Golden Gavel award in Darwin in early September.

Adrian had to present a five-minute speech in front of the Chief Justice of the Northern Territory Court and the Attorney General on dealing with the wrath of the judiciary. Adrian believes his first degree in drama from the Ballarat Arts Academy probably assisted him in taking out the national title.

Congratulations Adrian on putting Heinz & Partners on the public stage!!

The Golden Gavel is a national public speaking competition endorsed by the Law Council of Australia. It sees the best and brightest young lawyers in each State and Territory represent their firm and association before an audience of legal professionals from around Australia.

Each State holds their own competition to determine finalists to compete in the national competition. The event comprises a panel of three adjudicators who will critique each presentation (the LIV President, a member of the judiciary, and a high-profile media guest). Competitors each receive a humorous topic with only 24-hours to prepare a 5-minute presentation to the audience.