DW Fox Tucker Lawyers is delighted to announce that several of our firm’s leaders and a rising star have been recognised in the 2025 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia awards across 15 categories. This recognition underscores the hard work and dedication our lawyers exemplify to support our firm's commitment to delivering excellent service to clients across a broad range of practice areas.

We want to extend special recognition to our revered colleague, Sandy Donaldson, a seasoned commercial and intellectual property law professional, for his award in the emerging and specialist field of Privacy and Data Security Law. With a keen interest in all of the diverse areas of law noted below, and also telecommunications, this increasingly important area of law resonates deeply with Sandy, who has devoted a lot of time working with the firm’s clients to ensure their systems, policies, and procedures meet the highest standards for privacy and digital asset protection.

Our leading lawyers

Our firm has a proud history of consistent recognition by Best Lawyers. Ben Duggan has been honoured in employment law for an impressive 16 consecutive years, followed by Sandy Donaldson’s remarkable achievements for 15 straight years, John Tucker’s recognition spans 14 years, and John Walsh is closing in on a decade. 

Being recognised in Best Lawyers is a privilege as it is the world’s oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. If you are unfamiliar with the Best Lawyers process, a local peer review system is used to gain a consensus opinion on an individual’s professional capabilities. As such, we take great pride in our extensive representation across various legal fields.

Alastair Donaldson

  • Agriculture and Rural Affairs
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law

Ben Duggan

  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Occupational Health and Safety Law

John Tucker

  • Commercial Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice

John Walsh

  • Agriculture and Rural Affairs
  • Occupational Health and Safety Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Our rising star

Established in the 2023 edition, the Ones to Watch category recognises solicitors who are in the early stages of their careers and have demonstrated their potential through exceptional professional excellence. Only 525 lawyers in Australia were recognised in the 2024 edition, and we are proud to see Alice Lynch’s hard work awarded for a third year running in her specialist fields of law.

Alice Lynch

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Insolvency and Reorganisation Law

Thankful for your support

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers would like to thank our clients, colleagues, and peers for their support. Without you, we could not have achieved this recognition. We will continue to strive for excellence and to serve the community with integrity and distinction.

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