Media Release | 17 August 2015

Rachael Arnold and Elisabeth Pickthall shortlisted in NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2015

Hall & Wilcox is delighted to announce that Rachael Arnold and Elisabeth Pickthall have both been shortlisted as finalists in the category of Woman Lawyer of the Year, Private Practice in the 7th NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2015.

Rachael is a partner in Hall & Wilcox’s General Insurance practice where she acts for a wide range of clients, including several well-known insurers. She received support from clients as part of this nomination, who praised both her work as a lawyer and as a leader. Rachael actively supports the advancement of women in her team and the industry. She is an active member of the Women in Insurance Association, has mentored and guided a number of lawyers as they ascend through the ranks and supports the agile working arrangements of members of her team, in particular those returning from parental leave.

Elisabeth is a special counsel in the Commercial Dispute Resolution team. She joined Hall & Wilcox in 2014 bringing with her experience from firms in London and Australia. Elisabeth is a co-founder of the Ladies Insolvency Practitioners (LIPS), a networking association established to bring together women in the legal and insolvency professions. As a mother of two young children and a member of Hall & Wilcox’s Working Mothers program, she is a role model for others and an advocate for workplace flexibility, sharing her experiences and strategies of how to achieve this balance.

The winners will be announced at a gala presentation dinner in Sydney on 11th September 2015.


Oliver Jankowsky

Partner & Head of International Practice

Ed Paton

Partner & Head of SE Asia Practice

Eugene Chen

Partner & Head of China Practice

Melanie Smith

Director - Business Development, Marketing and Communications

Natalie Bannister

Partner & Commercial National Practice Leader

Rhett Slocombe

Partner & Insurance National Practice Leader

Katie McKenzie


James Bull

Special Counsel and Head of Frank

Melanie James

People & Culture Manager

Jacqui Barrett

Partner & Head of US Practice

Paul O’Donnell

Consultant & Head of Energy

Christopher Brown

Partner & Head of UK Practice

Lauren Parrant

Senior People & Culture Advisor, as at 1 July 2022

Melinda Woledge

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jasmine Koh

Senior Associate and Head of Frank

Alison Choy Flannigan

Partner & Leader, Health & Community

Billie Kerkez

Manager – Smarter Recovery Solutions

Peter Jones

Senior Commercial Counsel

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