2020 Website Sponsors
Arnold Bloch Leibler
Arnold Bloch Leibler (ABL) is a premium Australian commercial law firm renowned for advising clients on their most significant legal matters. Our partners and lawyers are often at the center of law reform and regularly advise on landmark matters. We have a diverse range of clients, however are best known for advising entrepreneurial ASX-listed, family owned and international businesses and for our work with private clients. We work with international corporations with interests in Australia and enjoy long-standing relationships with a select group of other professional advisors. ABL is well known for being the go-to firm when it matters. We pride ourselves on providing strategic guidance and solving complex problems related to our clients’ commercial interests, legal position and reputation.
Our vision is to be the most progressive global law firm. For us, "progressive" is a mindset, an approach to how we do things. We instinctively take a fresh perspective on situations, exploring whether there are better ways of delivering practical, commercial solutions to the challenges our clients face in today's rapidly changing business landscape.
Our shared values help define our culture and drive the way we work with one another, our clients and wider stakeholders.
We have an international network of offices in 16 countries, allowing us to provide help and advice to clients across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. With more than 1,600 partners and lawyers working across 11 different time zones, we are able to respond to our clients wherever and whenever they need us.
At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global, so thinking and working globally is embedded in our culture. For 70 years, our people have nurtured our unique global organisation - following clients into new markets, each time establishing offices driven by local lawyers/talent. Our growth has been organic, giving us a strong, common culture that runs through our Firm and a unique understanding of the global economy.
We have an unrivalled ability to provide training and secondment opportunities across our global network, and a culture of learning, coaching and opportunity where you work in small teams on matters that cross borders.
We are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion, and to ensuring our employees have a healthy work/life balance. This is supported by our BakerBalance initiative and social/sports committee. Additionally, our 'bAgile' initiative offers employees a wide range of flexible/agile work arrangements.
We are a premier global law firm committed to setting the standard for excellence in legal skills and client service around the world. Joining us means sharing that commitment, a drive to innovate and grasp new opportunities as we help our clients to address a wide range of business, financial and legal issues.
We're looking for the brightest and most talented law students irrespective of background – ambitious people who offer new ideas and fresh perspectives and who will ultimately be able to give our clients a competitive advantage. If that sounds like you, and if your aim is to work at the cutting edge of commercial law, with outstanding legal and business training, and equally impressive ‘on the job’ experience, take a closer look at Clifford Chance.
Diverse, international and commercially-savvy. Across Asia Pacific, Clifford Chance is where bright minds meet.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Corrs Chambers Westgarth is Australia’s leading independent law firm.
We provide exceptional legal services across the full spectrum of matters, including major transactions, projects and significant disputes, offering strategic advice on our clients’ most challenging issues.
With more than 175 years of history and a talented team of over 1000 people, we pride ourselves on our client-focused approach and commitment to excellence. Our fundamental ambition is the success of our clients, and this is reflected in everything we do.
We advise on the most significant global matters and connect with the best lawyers internationally to provide our clients with the right team for every engagement. We are also at the forefront of some of the most high-profile public international law matters in our region, assisting governments and corporations with the resolution of highly complex cross-border disputes.
We are the firm of choice for many of the world’s most significant organisations, with our people consistently recognised for providing outstanding client service and delivering exceptional results.
Gilbert + Tobin
Gilbert + Tobin is a leading Australian law firm, advising clients on their most significant corporate transactions, regulatory matters and disputes. We provide commercial and innovative legal solutions for ASX 100 leading companies, major infrastructure and services providers as well as government and public authorities across Australia and around the world.
An international leader in M&A, private equity, capital markets, competition and regulation and technology and digital, we work on complex issues that define and direct the market.
Established in 1988, Gilbert + Tobin employs more than 700 people across Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. We have one of the highest proportions of female partners of any major Australian law firm and are acknowledged as a pioneer in providing pro bono services.
Herbert Smith Freehills
As a Herbert Smith Freehills Graduate, you’ll be a part of everything. With 27 offices around the world, we can show you exactly what a world class law firm has to offer, giving you the chance to work as part of an international team, on high-profile matters, for some of the most significant organisations in the market.
Our clients trust us to deliver and choose us for their most important transactions, disputes and ventures because we understand them. Together, we’re producing advanced, award-winning, insightful work on matters that will shape the future of our markets. We’re organised along six global divisions – corporate; dispute resolution; finance, real estate and projects; employment, pensions and incentives; competition, regulation and trade and alternative legal services.
King & Wood Mallesons
As an elite international law firm headquartered in Asia, we are reshaping the legal market by challenging our people and our clients to think differently.With ambitious thinking and innovation in our DNA, we partner with our clients to bring to life pioneering solutions which will help them to adapt, reinvent and grow. We believe innovation comes from giving our people room to grow and so we encourage input and ideas from all levels of the firm.
Our people are encouraged to think differently and shape their own career path, supported at every step of the way, with world-class training and hands-on coaching.
We provide you with the opportunities to reimagine a career in law to become what you want to be. Are you ready?
Leo Cussen Centre for Law
Practical Legal Training (PLT)
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Build your skills and confidence with a program you won’t find elsewhere.
Established in 1972, our program is highly respected by legal professionals and taught by leading legal practitioners.
Get more from our PLT:
· In our onsite course we find your professional placement for you.
· Our unique online blended learning program offers 13 days of face-to-face instruction, combined with online learning.
· Personalised mentoring program, with supportive and comprehensive feedback.
· It’s all about ‘learning by doing’, with no exams and continuous practical assessments.
· Develop excellent advocacy skills through compulsory civil and criminal file work.
· Access to career preparation and job search support.
· Gain strong legal business skills, run your own files, maintain client contact, meet deadlines and bill clients in practical settings.
Course offered, onsite, online, part-time, with weekend options available.
January, March, July and August Intakes
Phone: 1300 039 031
For more info: www.leocussen.edu.au/plt
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.
We cover five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise.
We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.
Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 950 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.