Maurice Blackburn lawyer wins 2017 Lawyers Weekly Australian “Young Gun” Award

5 September 2017
Mathew Littlejohn, a lawyer at Maurice Blackburn and who has been Regional Office Leader of the firm’s Darwin office since it opened in 2015, was named winner of the Lawyers Weekly Australian “Young Guns” award at a ceremony in Sydney on Friday night.

The award recognises outstanding performance by an individual who has recently commenced his or her legal career and is open to any lawyer who is in their first five years of practice.

After being recognised as one of Australia’s top young insurance lawyers in last year’s 30 Under 30 Awards, this award recognises Mr Littlejohn’s contribution across the wider legal profession.

Mr Littlejohn is an active member of the Darwin legal community and sits as a member of the NT Law Society Legal Practice Committee. He is also an active member of the wider Territory community and has contributed to a number of organisations, including the NT Working Women’s Centre and the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service in Alice Springs.

Mr Littlejohn has been involved in a number of complex cases across the Territory, including in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, where he has battled for a fairer interpretation of the Territory’s restrictive workers’ compensation laws. He also regularly presents to community groups and organisations in Darwin and Alice Springs on employment and work based rights.

Congratulating Mr Littlejohn on his achievement, Maurice Blackburn Managing Principal, Rod Hodgson, said: “This well-deserved achievement recognises Matthew’s passion for getting the best results possible for his clients and his success in inspiring others to do likewise in his role as regional office team leader at Maurice Blackburn’s Darwin office.”