Ramsden Lawyers: John Ramsden wins Managing Partner of the Year Award!
Ramsden Lawyers was founded by its managing partner John Ramsden on the Gold Coast in 2003. Beginning as a commercial and property law firm, Ramsden Lawyers quickly established itself as one of the premier Gold Coast law firms across a diverse range of practice areas.
Since its inception, Ramsden Lawyers took it upon itself to always provide a fresh and progressive approach when tailoring a solution for their clients. Whilst being highly specialised in Commercial and Business Law, it fast developed niche specialties in the streams of insolvency, tax planning, restructuring, business migration, intellectual property, commercial litigation, family law and more recently in corporate mergers and acquisitions and capital raising.
Having developed these areas of practice more substantially over the years,
Ramsden Lawyers now operate with the focus upon
5 key practice groups in Business Law, Property Law, Corporate Law, Litigation, and Family Law.
Today, Ramsden Lawyers can lay claim as a premier law firm in Queensland, where it operates the largest and best litigation law practice on the Gold Coast.
John Ramsden of Ramsden Lawyers won the Australian ‘Managing Partner of the Year’ award at the 2019 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards – Australia’s leading industry publication for the legal sector. This award recognises the Ramsden Lawyers founder as the country’s leading Managing Partner from a field representing some of the legal professions best and brightest. It is also a significant coup for the fastgrowing corporate law firm given the size of some of the other nominees on the night. As the recipient of the Managing Partner of the Year award, it recognises the growth in scale and reputation of the firm – a factor highlighted at the awards with the company reaching the finals in 10 categories, the fifth highest amount of the night.
For John Ramsden the award caps off a 17-year journey from since he first opened his practice to building a firm with a team of 35 lawyers and 60 staff with offices across the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
“I am very proud to receive this award on both a professional and personal level as it highlights the hard work undertaken by the entire team at Ramsden Lawyers to establish a legal practice from Queensland that is now competing on the national stage,” Mr Ramsden said. “Since opening our doors 17 years ago we’ve grown into a large and diverse legal practice, with a growing national footprint. Importantly it showcases that through utilising the latest in LegalTech and RegTech, law firms our size can compete with the larger players on an equal footing for the benefit of our clients – offering them all of the services required at competitive rates.”
Ramsden Lawyer’s primary focus is on
corporate and business law, litigation and dispute resolution, property and real estate law, and family law.
The firm has a number of successful ASX IPOs to its credit and a number presently in the works to be listed imminently. It is currently undertaking a national expansion strategy that is driven by the belief that it can add more value to its clients – particularly in the corporate advisory space – by establishing a larger national presence.
This has seen it focus on building a strong presence in Melbourne due to growing opportunities there across a number of sectors. It also has established offices in Sydney and is increasing the size of its Brisbane team to further expand its footprint across South East Queensland.
The impetus behind this growth according to John Ramsden is to fulfil the firm’s primary strategic goals, maintaining discipline around charge-out rates, build on existing strengths in corporate, property and family law, provide more comprehensive services for existing clients and further develop opportunities in emerging niche areas focusing on the technology sector.
“Our national growth strategy is being driven by only doing things that add client value and building upon our strategic advantages in areas such as corporate advisory, family law and emerging areas of law covering the tech sector and family law services,” said Mr Ramsden. “We believe that our ability to maintain competitive (compared to the major capitals) charge-out rates compared to our competition, along with our commitment to combining quality and value will assist us in building our market presence.”