Career Prospects at Henry Davis York

Please tell us about promotion possibilities and fill us in on what it takes to move up the ranks.

There is a strong culture of internal growth at my firm. Many of those recently promoted to senior associate level started with the firm as summer clerks or junior lawyers.
Graduate, Sydney
I'm still learning about this! Quality work output above all it seems.
Entry level, Sydney
Haven't been able to gauge this yet.
Graduate, Sydney
Promotion is based on merit and social aspects. Most lawyers become senior associates after 4-6 years post-qualification experience. Progression to senior associate is possible at an earlier stage if one has extensive prior experience and is an exceptionally high-performing lawyer. To progress to senior associate, a lawyer needs to not only be technically very capable, but also demonstrate that they meet each of the firm's core requirements for senior lawyers (e.g. teamwork, approachability, mentoring of junior lawyers).
Midlevel, Sydney
Being a law firm the promotion possibilities are very structured and clearly defined.
Entry level, Sydney
Law generally has a very poor promotional structure. It takes 5 years for your first promotion.
Graduate, Sydney
It takes a few years to move up the ranks.
Midlevel, Sydney
Excellence is recognised and rewarded.
Entry level, Sydney