Interested in a clerkship with Allens Linklaters in Australia, Hong Kong, or London? Linklaters London will be coming to their Brisbane office to hold an information session on the 27th of March, 2015.
Who we are and what makes us unique in the industry?
Allens is a major legal force in Asia, with lawyers and business services employees working in Beijing, Brisbane, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Melbourne, Perth, Port Moresby, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Ulaanbaatar. Seventy-seven of Australia’s, and 55 of the world’s, top 100 companies choose Allens as their legal adviser.
Our lawyers unashamedly love the law. We also understand that our clients want succinct answers that achieve their commercial aims. At Allens, you will find yourself working alongside colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Although our teams are made up of people with countless individual differences and life experiences, common to each of them is the ability to distil simplicity from complexity and to provide clear solutions to our clients.
What other aspects aside from work can Allens offer employees?
At Allens, our values are the foundation cornerstone of our culture. Our people want to make a difference not only in law and business but in the wider community. This passion to make a difference drives our Pro Bono, Charity, Footprint and Reconciliation Action Plan committees’ initiatives. These committees are comprised of a wide spectrum of Allens staff, who use their involvement enrich their experience at the firm. We offer opportunities for secondments to both clients (including pro bono clients) and our international offices.
What are we looking for in employees?
At Allens, we want people who want to excel and fulfil their potential. We want lawyers who can analyse legal issues from diverse perspectives and arrive at solutions that provide the greatest value. The three key things we look for are:
- Imagination: we are a firm of multi-dimensional individuals and teams. We celebrate diverse perspectives and aim to attract individuals who will add to the unique fabric of our firm.
- Interests: imaginative people often have varied interests outside of the law and exciting opportunities available to them. Our policies support employees who seek high-quality work, along with time for outside interests.
- Intelligence: we value excellence in all that we do. We want people who strive to do their best. We look to recruit people who are not only technically excellent, but also capable of building strong relationships with colleagues and clients to deliver a commercial and solution-driven approach. We look for people who are innovative and creative, and will thrive in our environment.
Our clerkship programs are run for students in their penultimate year of study.
The clerks are involved in an intensive orientation program including library and research skills. Clerks also participate in skills development seminars, departmental and practice group meetings and informal performance reviews. There is also a social aspect to the program, enabling clerks to network with internal and external clients.
Allens is committed to ensuring new recruits develop a legal knowledge of each practice area and get the experience and training to form the basis of a successful career.
You won’t be waiting years for interesting work and responsibility. Our lawyers work in teams, and you are part of a team from day one. You will also have a ‘buddy’ – a junior lawyer who will answer your day-to-day questions and help you settle in.
We offer a single rotation for the duration of our law graduate program. Junior lawyers may then undertake two 12-month rotations before specialisation. We believe that a longer rotation provides a comprehensive knowledge of each practice area, giving law graduates an opportunity to develop strong relationships with partners and other lawyers in their practice group.
We’re looking for people who are passionate about their profession. Strong academic performance is important, and so is your ability to think laterally, be flexible, see the bigger picture and work as part of a team.
For more details on all our programs please visit and apply on our website www.allens.com.au/careers.