About Hall & Wilcox


If you want same old, same old – we are not your firm

Hall & Wilcox is a leading independent Australian law firm. We are a firm of around 1000+ people delivering outstanding legal services to corporate, public sector and private clients, both Australian-based and those offshore doing business in Australia.

Our purpose is to enable our clients, our people and our communities to thrive. Our success depends upon the success of our clients, our people, and the communities in which we live.

We’re renowned for our Smarter Law approach. Smarter Law means we look beyond the status quo to think differently and find solutions that are better, faster and cheaper. Smarter Law includes enabling technology, challenging business models, innovative pricing and creative resourcing.





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We work with clients across sectors who lead, challenge and reshape their own industries. We build strong and enduring client relationships. Clients tell us they value our commerciality, our responsive and personal service and our interest in their business and industry.

We have a long established international team with the expertise and experience to support our large number of existing international clients and Australian clients operating in the global economy. Our international desks are led by partners and senior lawyers who understand first-hand the commercial and legal issues of doing business in that country.

Our collegial culture, shaped by our Hallmarks, guides the way everyone at Hall & Wilcox works every day.

Our commitment to contributing to our communities is embedded in our firm culture. We deliver this through a range of areas, including our substantial pro bono work, community initiatives and partnerships, sustainable environmental and supply chain practices and our Emerging Artists Program.


Our Hallmarks

Our Hallmarks reflect what we value as a firm and guide the way we work every day.

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Stay true

Genuine, open and absolutely honest.

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Be remarkable

Striving always to excel. Deep knowledge delivering the highest quality solutions.

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Respect Respect

Great to be around. Decent people, inclusive and empathetic.

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Evolve Always

Embracing disruption. Curious, imaginative and tech savvy, forever challenging the status quo.

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Better together

Unleashing the potency of teamwork. Co-creating a rewarding future with each other, and with clients.

Recent Awards & Recognition

Best Lawyers in Australia 2024

Lawyer of the Year – Drew Castley – Ethics and Professional Responsibility Practice and Insurance Law, Brisbane
Lawyer of the Year – John Gray – Commercial Law, Sydney
Lawyer of the Year – Kelli Stallard – Product Liability Litigation, Brisbane
Lawyer of the Year – Nicholas Studdert – Personal Injury Litigation, Sydney

Chambers 2024

Ranked – practices and individuals

Australasian Law Awards 2023

Excellence Award – Technology & Innovation
Excellence Award – Employee Health & Wellbeing
Excellence Award – Diversity Initiative of the Year

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024

Ranked – practices and individuals

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Firm Awards 2022 & 2023

Winner – Law Firm of the Year

Most Influential Asian-Australian Awards 2022

Winner, Eugene Chen
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Beaton Client Choice Awards 2023

Winner – Best Law & Related Services Firm
Winner – Best Professional Services Firm
Finalist – Best Provider to Financial & Insurance Services
Finalist –Most Innovative Law & Related Services Firm

Australasian Lawyer’s Rising Stars 2022

Winner – Sarah Khan
Winner – Jessica Luker

Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2022

Winner – Fay Calderone – Employment Partner of the Year


Top 100 Graduate Employers – Fast Movers

Industries in focus

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We work with clients who lead, challenge and reshape their own industries. To help them thrive, we also have to understand – really understand – the often fast-changing sectors they operate in.

In the industries we focus on, we have deep, multi-disciplinary experience. We’re also genuinely interested in industry developments and actively share our knowledge about evolving trends, legal implications and horizon issues.

Diversity & inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are vital components of our practice of Smarter Law and our ambition to be a pre-eminent law firm.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects our people, our clients and our community.

Our inclusive culture enables us to recognise and celebrate the characteristics that make each individual different and create a workplace environment in which both individuals and groups feel welcome, respected and valued.

Focus on these areas helps us to support and empower our people to bring their whole selves to work and to achieve their greatest potential.

This supports us attracting, retaining and engaging the best talent and leveraging the diversity offered by our people to build stronger relationships and deliver Smarter Law to our clients.

We have four areas of focus that help us achieve our inclusive culture:


Since we were established more than 100 years ago, we’ve evolved into a full-service commercial firm with offices across Australia.

Our alumni are our connection with our past, present and future.

We celebrate the success of our alumni and our alumni program allows us to keep in touch with former colleagues and provide networking opportunities.


If you are a Hall & Wilcox alumnus and are interested in keeping in touch with the firm, or if you need to update your contact details, please contact us at alumni@hallandwilcox.com.au

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