The List congratulates the 20 members of the List named today as Australia’s Best Lawyers in 15 fields of expertise in the list compiled by US peer- review company Best Lawyers. Many members have been cited in more than one specialty. They include 3 members who were named as “Lawyer of the Year” in Melbourne in specific categories : Alan Archibald QC, Bruce Caine QC and Simon Steward QC. This extraordinary result reflects the high regard in which all List members are viewed by the profession as a whole, as the listing is compiled from a survey in which lawyers are asked to evaluate their peers.