Accolades for our
We are proud to be acknowledged for the uniqueness of our litigation model in delivering better experiences and effective outcomes for our clients, and for our staff to be recognised for a continued dedication to excellence.
2024 Legal 500
For the second year running, Aptum has been ranked amongst the leading law firms in Australia for Dispute Resolution: Litigation in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific directory.
The Legal 500 is widely regarded as one of the chief resources for identifying and acknowledging top-performing law firms globally.
The selection process for inclusion in the Legal 500 is rigorous, involving a comprehensive evaluation of significant results over the past 12 months, key clients and partners, and firm innovations that contribute to client success.
Client quotes that surfaced through the Legal 500’s research described Aptum as “small enough to give the client personal service but good enough to match up to any of the major litigation outfits” and a firm that provides “no nonsense advice that cuts to the crux of the matter at hand.”
A full list of the 2024 Legal 500 rankings for Dispute Resolution: Litigation in Australia can be viewed here.
2023 Doyles Guide Leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyers: Nigel Evans
Nigel Evans, Aptum’s Managing Director, is included in the 2023 Doyles Guide rankings for leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyers.
The rankings highlight leading lawyers in the Victorian legal market who have been identified by clients and peers for their expertise and abilities commercial litigation and dispute resolution.
2023 Litigation Partner of the Year Finalist: Nigel Evans
Aptum’s Managing Director, Nigel Evans, was named as a finalist in the 2023 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards: Litigation Partner of the Year.
The Partner of the Year Awards are a leading platform in Australia recognising legal partners who have exhibited excellence in leadership, outcomes and innovation, and play a pivotal role in advancing the industry.
2024 Edition Best Lawyers: Tuan Van Le
Tuan Van Le, Aptum’s Practice Lead (Tax Disputes), has once again been included amongst the Best Lawyers in Australia for the 2024 edition, this time recognised in the practice areas of Tax Law & Litigation.
With a nomination and research process that relies entirely on peer review, Best Lawyers has been the world’s leading and most trusted source for legal referrals for more than 40 years.
View Tuan’s profile on Best Lawyers here.
2023 Legal 500
Aptum has been ranked amongst the leading law firms in Australia for Dispute Resolution: Litigation in the 2023 edition of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
The Legal 500 is considered by many to be the world’s leading legal directory. It publishes rankings annually which aim to provide an unbiased, research-based barometer of the legal industry for those buying legal services.
Some of the testimonials that surfaced about Aptum from the Legal 500’s research include, “care factor is a large part of Aptum’s performance” and “they have experience blended from the government, the court, the corporate sector and the Bar. I doubt any tax disputes firm is quite the same.”
A full list of the 2023 Legal 500 rankings for Dispute Resolution: Litigation in Australia can be viewed here.
2023 Edition Best Lawyers: Tuan Van Le
Aptum’s Tuan Van Le (Practice Lead, Tax Disputes) has been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia, recognised in the practice area of Tax Law.
Best Lawyers lists are the oldest and most respected guide to the legal professional globally. Based entirely on peer review, they are designed to capture the consensus of leading lawyers on the professional abilities of their colleagues.
View Tuan’s profile on Best Lawyers here.
2022 Top Boutique Firms
Aptum has been named as one of the Top Boutique Law Firms in Australia for 2022 by Australasian Lawyer, and is one of only four firms recognised in the category of commercial litigation/ dispute resolution.
The report recognises firms that “learned to innovate and further refine their practices to meet their clients’ needs”, and assesses firms based on the strength of matters handled, longevity in the industry, client service delivery approach and noteworthy achievements in meeting client needs.
2022 Excellence in Technology & Innovation
For the third year running, Aptum has been recognised for its progress in legal innovation.
This award acknowledges Australian law firms who have demonstrated a forward-thinking application of technology in the delivery and execution of legal services over the past 12 months.
2022 Rising Star: David Adason
Aptum Senior Lawyer and Head of Innovation, David Adason, has been named as a 2022 Rising Star by Australasian Lawyer.
The award recognises outstanding legal professionals in Australia aged 35 or under, and is judged based on key achievements over the past 12 months, as well as broader contributions to the legal industry.
2021 Boutique Firm of the Year Winner
This award is judged on excellence in client service and specialist expertise during calendar year 2020.
The judges commented, “[Aptum is an] Innovative player in the market seeking to build a niche as a true boutique firm.; It was great to see the innovation being demonstrated within this boutique firm – offering a true alternative to full scale litigation.”
2021 Top Boutique Firms
Aptum has been named as one of the Top Boutique Law Firms in Australia for 2021 by Australasian Lawyer, and is one of only five firms recognised in the category of commercial litigation/ dispute resolution.
In determining the nominated firms, the report considered “the strength of the matters handled by the firms, their longevity in the industry, their client service delivery approach and noteworthy achievements in meeting client needs.”
2021 NewLaw Firm of the Year Finalist
The Australian Law Awards is the pinnacle event in Australia for recognising and rewarding legal professionals. This award recognises outstanding performance by a NewLaw Firm in FY20-21.
2021 Innovator of the Year (Company) Finalist
The second year running Aptum has received this award, which recognises firms and legal departments that have successfully implemented innovative projects and/ or initiatives in FY20-21.
2021 Litigation Partner of the Year Finalist: Nigel Evans
Aptum’s Managing Director, Nigel Evans, has been nominated as a Finalist for Litigation Partner of the Year.
The Partner of the Year Awards recognises and rewards lawyers at the height of their careers, noting their outstanding achievements, leadership, technical expertise, mentorship, and business development skills.
2020 Innovator of the Year (Company) Finalist
The Innovator of the Year (Company) category recognises firms and legal departments that have successfully implemented innovative projects and/ or initiatives in FY19-20.
Aptum Ranked in 2023 Edition of World’s Leading Legal Directory
Aptum has been ranked amongst the leading law firms in Australia for Dispute Resolution: Litigation in the 2023 edition of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.READ MORE
“Cost effective professional advice with an efficient cohesive team that take pride in their work and are client focused.”- Event Director, Property Dispute
“I was kept informed every step of the way with quick, reliable advice. I felt that they cared about getting me a good outcome.”- Director, Partnership Dissolution Dispute
“From the moment I engaged Aptum they were incredibly professional, thoughtful, and very sensitive to my situation.”- Senior Executive, Employment Dispute
“Aptum Legal was able to grasp the complexities of [my industry], which previous lawyers were unable to understand. My personal preference is for Aptum Legal to open in Queensland.”- Individual, Employment Dispute
“I can’t recommend Nigel Evans & his team highly enough. I found him to be an excellent communicator, intelligent, caring & importantly a great listener. His advice & ability to negotiate a quick resolution for me were first class.”- Andrew Sakeson, Property Dispute
“Nigel made the process as least stressful as he was able to and the outcome confirms that his advice took me on the best path to a strong resolution.”- Anonymous
“The Aptum Team are professional and courteous and provide a level of service at every level. I will definitely use them again.”- Frank Cardamone, Managing Director, Waste Wise Environmental