Two partners of Cooper Grace Ward, Belinda Winter and Leanne O'Neill, have been recognised in Australasian Lawyer's Elite Women of 2022 report.

In their second annual Elite Women report, Australasian Lawyers celebrate the outstanding achievements of women in the legal profession. The listing marks Belinda's second appearance and Leanne's first, a remarkable achievement for both.

The list honours 47 high-achieving female legal professionals who have continued to excel throughout the past year, highlighting the innovative role of women in law, and serving as an inspiration to others in upholding diversity, gender equality, and inclusiveness in the workplace.

The initiatives of these elite lawyers include introducing parental leave, organising events and workshops, and conducting training sessions for companies and senior executives around issues such as sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination, regulatory whistle blowing, and recent legislative reforms.

Submissions were assessed on each candidate's standout professional achievements over the past 12 months, along with contributions to diversity and inclusion and how they have given back through volunteer roles and charity work.

Access the full listing  here.