Hear from our people

Hear from our people across Australia on what it's like to work at Hall & Wilcox.

Hear from Lawyer Todd Waugh on his five-year career journey with Hall & Wilcox so far. For Todd, what makes the firm a fun place to work is the great work-life balance, social and sporting events, access to learning and development, and working alongside a genuinely happy group of people. In addition to the positive culture, Todd loves the interesting and diverse range of real-world matters he is exposed to and entrusted with.

For Jess Wright and Erin Doyle, being able to work for a firm that values its pro bono cases and clients as much as its billable work is a key attraction. They discuss the unique culture at Hall & Wilcox, the broad range pro bono opportunities available, and how the firm stays true to its Hallmarks (values) and enables its people to bring their whole selves to work.

George Ioannidis lists interesting work, varied cases and being trusted from an early stage in your career to work on larger files and have direct contact with clients as among the reasons Hall & Wilcox is a great place to work. You are not simply sitting behind a partner taking notes at a meeting, you are looking at the files, drafting the advice and speaking to the client. You are also given support, training and mentoring. The partners and the firm genuinely want you to succeed.

Hall & Wilcox provides the opportunity to make your career what you want it to be,' says Senior Associate Vanessa Murphy. When you come on board as a lawyer or graduate, you have direct contact with clients from the outset, and you are trusted and supported to take on responsibility, learn and grow in your career. You will also feel like you are making a real difference through the high-quality pro bono and community work we have at the firm.

For Matthew Barter, what sets Hall & Wilcox apart is the quality of the people – both colleagues and clients – and the relationships you build. He started here as a junior lawyer and has been building and developing his practice since then. Matthew is now a Senior Associate in the firm’s Statutory Insurance team in Newcastle. He says the high level of respect throughout the firm is the same regardless of role and seniority – everyone is treated well and as equals – and it’s a place where you can be yourself.

Challenging, stimulating work; immense support from partners; and collaborating with colleagues across Australia are just a few of the benefits of joining Hall & Wilcox as an early- or mid-career lawyer. Lawyers joining Hall & Wilcox can expect to be front and centre in all of the best matters. You will benefit from excellent mentoring by partners and senior lawyers, and enjoy genuine support for your career progression at the firm. Hear from Tina Lung about her journey from lawyer to senior associate and now special counsel.

As a lawyer at Hall & Wilcox, you will have direct, face-to-face contact with innovative clients who are leaders in their field. Charlie Renney says that exposure, along with a great diversity of work, makes the firm an ideal place for junior lawyers to develop their craft, hone their skills and progress within a supportive team environment. The firm also encourages its people take on new challenges and gives them all the support they need to succeed.

Lawyers who join the national Financial Services team at Hall & Wilcox enjoy working on a great variety of matters for a broad cross-section of clients, including large multinationals, Australian companies or small startups and fintechs. Hear from Mona Sukkar, Harry New, John Bassilios and Vince Battaglia about life in this supportive and collegiate team. You can also listen in to our predictions on what's ahead in the financial services sector in 2022 and beyond.

Early-career lawyers joining Hall & Wilcox can expect to work on exciting transactions, act for a broad range of clients, work closely with partners and add your perspective to deals. Hear from Lawyer Liam Closey and partners Jacqui Barrett and Chris Brown about what it’s like to work in our national Corporate & Commercial practice. Chris and Jacqui also share their predictions on what we can expect to see in 2022 in the commercial law, M&A and corporate advisory space.

Working for Hall & Wilcox Newcastle gives you the opportunity to do interesting, high-quality work – as you would get in a major city – but with the added benefit of the amazing lifestyle Newcastle has to offer. Partner Katrina Reye and Special Counsel Albert Ponte share their experiences.