Hiring grads with degrees in: Law & Legal Studies
Macpherson Kelley is a growing commercial law firm with around 50 Principals and 200 other staff. Our offices are located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Dandenong – a suburb south-east of Melbourne where the firm was founded 110 years ago.
We specialise in 5 key practice areas covering Commercial, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Private Clients (Family Law and Wills and Estates), Property and Construction and Workplace Relations.
Flexibility is really important to us. Our values define how we work with each other. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We work hard and still make time to enjoy life outside of work.
We are really proud to offer our lawyers the opportunity to participate in our Macpherson Kelley Business School
A key purpose at Macpherson Kelley is to help people achieve their potential. To facilitate this, our Business School was established in 2015 to be a strategic point of difference providing quality learning and development to staff.
At Macpherson Kelley, we have a unique work environment where employees have freedom and flexibility to integrate and balance work with their personal lives. We call this program Flex+. We do this by offering flexibility for employees to stager their work hours and vary their work location around client and role requirements.
In January 2016, the Macpherson Kelley Foundation was launched. The role of the foundation is to engage and manage philanthropic activities for the firm and provides financial and other support to communities in need. This includes a volunteer program, community involvement and pro bono work. In addition, Macpherson Kelley works with clients with respect to strategic and legal advice in respect of their philanthropic activities.
We focus on building strong business-minded lawyers, able to work closely with clients and understand their challenges and opportunities and add value to their businesses. So you may be on the floor of a client’s factory, in a car yard or transport depot, in a client’s commercial office in the CBD or front and centre at a mediation.
Our paralegals and graduates all have access to the unique commercial professional development as part of the Macpherson Kelley Business School including Bootcamps with practical scenarios and case studies.
In addition, we provide you with:
The Victorian Graduate Program is a 12-month rotation across a range of practice areas that will expose you to a variety of different commercial law experiences across our Dandenong and Melbourne offices.
Our Victorian graduates' complete Supervised Workplace Training (SWT) that allows for practical on the job training. This is different from Practical Legal Training (PLT) offered by many firms, as we believe it is critical to get hands-on real-life experience as early as possible in your career.
In Sydney, we hire paralegals in their final year of study. As a paralegal, you are allocated to a practice area. Given we want you to have a well-rounded learning experience, you will support all practice areas as required.
Graduates may be sourced from the paralegal program, though we also advertise for our graduate positions. Graduates are allocated to a specific practice area.
In 2019, we are thrilled to be offering 12 month Supervised Traineeships for graduates in Brisbane for the first time. You will complete rotations across a variety of different commercial law practice areas to get hands-on real-life experience as early as possible in your career.