Caryn Sandler

Partner + Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer
    Biography

    Caryn leads the Gilbert + Tobin Legal Service Innovation team and G+T Innovate. These teams provide specialised services to support our legal services delivery; and innovate to deliver new tools and services benefiting Gilbert + Tobin’s practice and our clients.

    Caryn’s role encompasses responsibility for over 80 lawyers and business professionals working across Transformation, Legal Informatics, Legal Project Management, Knowledge Management and GTDocs.

    Caryn was named “Most Innovative Changemaker” at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia-Pacific 2022, “Innovator of the Year” at the Australian Law Awards 2022 and “Innovator of the Year” at the Partner of the Year Awards 2021. Under her leadership, Gilbert + Tobin also won “Excellence in Technology and Innovation” at the Australasian Law Awards 2023 for a third consecutive year and was named “Most Innovative Law Firm” at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia-Pacific in 2019.

    Caryn is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board to the Centre for Legal Innovation and is a director for various not-for-profit organisations. Caryn has a passion for expanding the focus and content of legal education to enable lawyers to succeed and thrive in the changing legal environment.

    Caryn is recognised as Band 1 in Legal Transformation Consulting

    Chambers NewLaw Guide 2024

    Under Caryn’s leadership, Gilbert + Tobin won Excellence in Technology and Innovation for a third consecutive year.

    AUSTRALASIAN LAW AWARDS 2023

    Caryn won Most Innovative Legal Changemaker in Asia-Pacific. 

    FINANCIAL TIMES MOST INNOVATIVE LAWYERS AWARDS 2022

    Caryn was awarded Innovator of the Year.

    Australian Law Awards 2022

    Caryn was awarded Innovator of the Year.

    LAWYERS WEEKLY PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2021

    Caryn was awarded Innovator of the Year.

    Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2019 and 2020

    Researched by Beaton, Gilbert + Tobin was voted Most Innovative Firm for the 4th year in a row.

    Australian Financial Review Client Choice 2021 Awards

    Gilbert + Tobin won Most Innovative team: GTDocs.

    FT Innovative Lawyers Asia Pacific 2020

    Caryn was recognised as one of Australia’s top legal innovators.

    Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018

    Under Caryn’s leadership, Gilbert + Tobin was named Most Innovative Law Firm in Asia-Pacific’ and awarded for Innovation in Technology.

    Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019