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 750 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.
we act for
more than 20%
of Australia's top businesses
more than 15
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 reflect what we value as a firm and guide the way we work every day.
Authentic to the core. Genuine, open and absolutely honest.
Striving always to excel. Deep knowledge delivering the highest quality solutions.
Great to be around. Decent people, inclusive and empathetic.
Embracing disruption. Curious, imaginative and tech savvy, forever challenging the status quo.
Unleashing the potency of teamwork. Co-creating a rewarding future with each other, and with clients.
Recent Awards & Recognition
Beaton Client Choice Awards 2020
Winner – Best Provider to Financial & Insurance Services Industry
Best Lawyers in Australia 2022
Lawyer of the Year – Anne MacNamara – Wealth Management/Succession Planning Practice, Sydney
Lawyer of the Year – Drew Castley – Ethics and Professional Responsibility Practice, Brisbane
Lawyer of the Year – Kelli Stallard – Product Liability Litigation, Brisbane
Lawyer of the Year – John Hutchinson – Funds Management, Melbourne
Lawyer of the Year – Meg Lee – Land Use and Zoning Law, Melbourne
MergerMarket Australia M&A Awards 2020
Winner – M&A Collaboration of the Year
Hunter Business Awards
Winner – Excellence in Workplace Culture, Diversity & Inclusion
Winner – Innovative Firms 2020
Named – Employer of Choice 2020
Lawyers Weekly ‘Top 25 Attraction Firms’
Hall & Wilcox named a top 10 law firm of choice
Australasian Law Awards 2020
Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2020
Finalist – Law Firm of the Year
Australian Institute Of Training & Development (AITD) Excellence Awards
Finalist – Best Use Of Technology For Learning
Ranked – practices and individuals
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
Ranked – practices and individuals
Industries in focus
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.
Inclusion and diversity
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.
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.