We are a large Australian Corporate law firm. We have around 500 people, including approximately 100 Partners operating out of our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. By size we are one of the 10 largest law firms in Australia. Our industry coverage and client work is diverse.
Our clients are principally spread across four classifications:
- ASX Top 200, mid and small caps
- Major global foreign corporations
- Large and medium private companies
What distinguishes us
We have access to high quality work for major institutional clients in sectors such as banking, construction, energy, health, telecommunications, property development and gaming and leisure giving our lawyers exposure to excellent work while maintaining small teams where each lawyer gets to develop and learn from senior lawyers, including Partners.
At Thomson Geer we strive to deliver best practice legal skills to our clients, doing so efficiently, reliably and with an authentic and transparent approach.
We are focused on enhancing the competitive position of our clients in whatever circumstances they find themselves in.
This philosophy extends to the way we interact with each other. Honestly and transparently and supporting each other to be the best lawyers and people we can be.
Our Clerkship and Graduate programs
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?
We are looking for hard-working and motivated law students who have excelled academically, are client focused, commercially minded, work well in a team environment and are enthusiastic about growing their career with a growing law firm. We are especially keen to talk to students who have an additional technical degree!
We know you’re not just a student on work experience.
We want to give you a realistic and stretching introduction to the legal profession. How does this happen? From day one, you’ll be an active participant in 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?
Developing your skills to set you up for a bright future
We will dedicate significant 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.
You will find that all of our partners and staff are approachable and always happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. You will have access to a supervising partner, a mentor, and a buddy, to help you navigate through the transition from University to work and begin to build your chosen career. We encourage our clerks, graduates and trainees 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.