Choosing where to start your legal career is an important decision – for you and for us.
At our firm, we strive to be a dynamic and inclusive workplace, promoting a productive and supportive culture. We value enthusiasm, collaboration, creativity and commercialism, and individuals who demonstrate those attributes will thrive in our culture and contribute to our continued growth and success.
As a vacation clerk and law graduate in our Australian offices, you will…
We describe ourselves as one office, many locations, and that pretty much sums up our approach. Many of our clients work across countries and continents, and expect us to do the same.
You will be working alongside lawyers across the country and all around the world.
“I’ve worked on high-profile cross-border and domestic transactions with colleagues in our London, Hong Kong and Sydney offices. Gaining experience and confidence through working with a wide range of talented people with different areas of expertise has been an invaluable start to my legal career.”
Marcus Edwards | Corporate | Perth
"I’ve been given opportunities to work on a variety of general and specialised litigation matters with colleagues from all around Australia. This has allowed me to learn from lawyers who are leaders in their fields and identify my own areas of interest to carve my own career pathway."
Marcus Lee | Law Graduate | Sydney
Whether they are household brand names that have changed the way we work, live, shop or play, or start-ups just about to shake things up all over again, our clients are clever, creative and commercial. So are we.
You will learn how to adapt what you have learned about law to real-time scenarios. That is because you will be working on real work for real clients from day one.
“Working with sophisticated clients has developed my ability to incorporate the client’s broader strategy and commercial considerations into our advice, to ensure not just the best legal outcome but a strong commercial one too.”
Harrison Kerr | Real Estate | Perth
Our culture emphasises and rewards collaboration, accountability and responsibility. We support our clients, our people and our community. Values are not just words on a page but are lived daily. We have generous wellbeing programs to keep you happy and healthy in mind and in body. We support volunteerism and pro bono initiatives. We work hard to build a culture that makes coming to work each day a pleasure.
From the very start, you will be provided with the tools, know-how and options you need to set your own challenges and define your career path.
“My supervisors have been fantastic at involving me in aspects of a matter, giving me insight into the broader strategic issues that must be taken into account when advising clients. This has enabled me to develop my legal skills.”
Hamish Donovan | Litigation | Perth
“It’s great to have an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the community through working with some of our charity and pro bono clients. It’s so rewarding to know that your work is making a real difference in people’s lives.”
Genevieve Mascarenhas | Labour and Employment | Perth
So, begin a career that will take you places and apply today!
Vacation clerkships are a two-week work experience program over the Summer (December 2023) and Winter (June 2024) period, and are open to penultimate-year students.
- Applications open: 9 a.m. Monday, 26 June 2023
- Applications close: 11:59 p.m. Sunday, 30 July 2023
The graduate program consists of at least two six month rotations in different practice areas, and is open to final year students.
- Applications open: 9 a.m. Tuesday, 1 August 2023
- Applications close: 11:59 p.m. Sunday, 27 August 2023
How to apply
You will need to submit the following:
- A cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for a position at the firm
- A CV outlining your work experience, extracurricular activities and academic and non-academic achievements
- A copy of your academic transcript
For any further enquiries, please contact us at email@example.com.