Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers is proud to have been recognised as an Employer of Choice for 2019 by Australasian Lawyer.
The annual award recognises firms that are leading the way with policies and initiatives that engage staff in key areas such as leadership, health and wellbeing, career progression and more.
The Brisbane-based firm was showcased due to their achievements across 10 key areas including remuneration, training and professional development, career progression, diversity and inclusion, communication, leadership, work-life balance, health and well-being, reward and recognition, and recruitment.
Commenting on the recognition, Cooper Grace Ward's Director – People and Culture, Neil Baker said the award was a testament to the firm's strong internal culture and focus on their team, clients and community.
"The success and wellbeing of our team members is at the heart of our business because we know that a successful team translates into better outcomes for our clients."
"We always go to great lengths to ensure our team members are valued, respected and nurtured throughout their career with us."
"The firm is also a big supporter of diversity initiatives and boasts an active diversity committee, wellness committee and an LGBTIQ+ support group and I believe this has contributed to our win."
"I'm also honoured we've won this prestigious award in the company of some of the most outstanding firms in the Australian and New Zealand legal space."
This most recent award caps off a period of continuous recognition for Cooper Grace Ward's team attraction, retention and development initiatives, including winning the Employee Health & Wellbeing Award at the Australasian Law Awards 2018, recognition as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for 2018/2019 and being a finalist in the Financial Review Client Choice Awards for 2019.