We are a large major Australian corporate law firm. We have more than 650 people, including 130 Partners operating out of our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, and Adelaide. By size, we are one of the ten largest law firms operating in Australia and the 5th largest independent Australian law firm.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, and our transparency. We are driven by our clients' needs.
The nature of our legal assignments is what you would expect of a large corporate law firm. Thomson Geer is regularly engaged in challenging and complex work. Our lawyers are given exposure to excellent work while maintaining small teams where each lawyer gets to develop and learn from senior lawyers, including partners.
We work closely with and are retained regularly by ASX Top 200 corporations, ASX Listed corporations, large and medium private corporations and Government enterprises. We provide regular representation to the Australian interests of major global foreign corporations. Their industry coverage includes banking and finance, construction, private equity, property development, oil & gas, telecommunications, aviation, agricultural investment, healthcare, life sciences, mining and transport & logistics.
We run summer clerkships and graduate programs in all of our offices. These are designed to ensure that you quickly become a part of our team when you arrive, getting involved in high-quality work and working closely with your experienced colleagues, including partners, to learn and develop your skills in a collaborative and supportive environment.
What are we looking for in a potential employee?
Our clerks are curious, hungry to learn and committed to constant innovation and improvement.
We are looking for hard-working and motivated law students who have excelled academically, are customer focused, commercially minded, work well in a team environment and are enthusiastic about growing their career with a dynamic law firm. We are especially keen to talk to students who have an additional technical degree.
We know you're not just a student with work experience. We want to give you a realistic, stretching introduction to the legal profession. How does this happen? From day one, you’ll be an active member of the team, involved in all aspects of legal practice, and working directly with experienced practitioners. We also want you to enjoy your time with us – there are lots of social events you can get involved in – and what better way for you to get to know your colleagues?
We will dedicate time to your development as an up-and-coming lawyer in our team: an investment in you is an investment in our future and the future of our valued clients.
Our partners and staff are approachable and happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. We encourage our clerks and graduates to get as much exposure to different practice areas and ways of working as they can – this is a reflection of how we work as a wider organisation; a fully integrated, cohesive, national team.
We conduct a multi-stage recruitment process, with candidates participating video interview assessment process and an additional interview event. We encourage you to review our website for information and contact us with any questions you have throughout our recruitment process.
As a major corporate firm we pose an opportunity to work with a strong and established client base, genuine growth trajectories, and a variety of benefits including: flexible working, generous parental leave, flu vaccinations and skin checks annually, active partner involvement in staff development, study assistance, sophisticated employee assistance program, regular and competitive salary reviews, daily breakfast, corporate discounts, variety of social activities including EOFY and end of year functions, sporting teams and much more.
We have a collaborative approach to all we do, based fundamentally on openness, transparency, respect and accountability to get the best outcome for our clients and make sure our team are taken care of.