Hear from our people

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

‘I’ve invested 10 years of my career at Hall & Wilcox as it’s a place I truly feel aligns with my core values,’ says Lawyer Jovan Balac. He also values the trust from partners and undertaking pro bono work that has further developed his legal skills.

'The access to work is phenomenal and early-career lawyers can build relationships with clients from day one,' says Lawyer Jemima Whiteman. From excellent partners and mentors and direct access to clients to a supportive culture and plenty of co-curricular activities, Jemima shares her reasons to join Hall & Wilcox.

‘Hall & Wilcox offers something for everyone at all different stages of your career,’ according to Special Counsel Hannah Peddie. There’s trust from senior lawyers and an opportunity for early career lawyers to build up skills, develop relationships with clients and have ownership of files.

'Hall & Wilcox listens to its people,' says Senior Associate Martin Samyia. Diversity is celebrated, flexible working is championed and there are plenty of opportunities to give back through pro bono and community projects. In this video, Martin shares his career journey and experience of working at the firm.

Working for Hall & Wilcox Brisbane gives you the opportunity to act for ‘a fantastic national client base’, alongside ‘amazing buddies and mentors’ in a beautiful city – in the words of partners Angela Brookes and Scott Butler. Angela and Scott talk about what drew them to Hall & Wilcox, and what you can expect when you work here – what the firm culture, lifestyle, clients and teams are like. Hear why Angela Brookes thinks ‘our people rock’.

A strong positive culture may be a buzzword in the legal industry, but James Pinkerton sees it in action at Hall & Wilcox, with programs and initiatives that target professional and personal development, as well as individual wellbeing. Opportunities to work with market-leading clients, experienced partners, and alongside genuinely friendly people, are just some of the things that make Hall & Wilcox a great place to work.

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.

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.

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.