Hive Legal’s innovative business model and fresh approach to the delivery of legal services have been recognised with numerous awards

Overall recognition


Team and wellbeing

Legal Directories

Firm wide

Recognition by APL500 for Energy, M&A and Capital Markets

Lawyers of the Year

John Malon: Lawyer of the Year (Melbourne) Funds Management (2014, 2015 and 2019) and Investment Funds (2020 and 2022)

Mitzi Gilligan: Lawyer of the Year (Melbourne) Energy Law (2016), Climate Change Law (2018 and 2022) and Education Law (2020)

Sector recognition

Australian Boutique Energy Law Firm of the Year


Joanna Green – Health Partner of the Year Award 2020 (Finalist)

Melissa Lyon – Winner Innovator of the Year 2020, Australian Law Awards

Mona Sukkar – Australasian Lawyer’s Rising Stars for 2020

Andrew Brookes – Winner Recommended Lawyers of 2020 by the Legal 500

Mitzi Gilligan – Winner Recommended Lawyers of 2020 by the Legal 500

Susan Taylor – Winner Recommended Lawyers of 2020 by the Legal 500

Katie Thompson – Winner Legal Support Professional of the Year and Finalist for the Excellence Award, 2018 Australian Law Awards
Melissa Lyon – Finalist, Janders Dean Lexis Nexis Legal innovation index 2018 – for HiveThinkP
Melissa Lyon – Winner BD Professional of the Year 2017, Australian Law Awards


Mitzi Gilligan – Who’s Who Legal: Energy 2016, One of the World’s leading practitioners in this field
Jacinda de Witts – Finalist – Health Partner of the Year 2016, Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards
Joanna Green – Finalist – Senior Associate of the Year 2015, Australian Law Awards