Our values

Shaping the future is in our DNA – whether it’s helping our clients see around corners and take advantage of new opportunities; fostering growth and opportunity so our people can thrive, make a difference and be their very best; or contributing to the development of sustainable, diverse, equitable and just communities where everyone is recognised and included.

Continuing to shape the future means committing to a truly purpose-led culture, built on values that reflect who we are, where we've come from and who we want to be.

Our values

Driven by excellence

Everything we do, from delivering client work to interacting with one another, is done to the highest possible standards of quality and integrity. We strive to both do the best and be the best.

Eyes on the horizon

We look to the future and see the big picture, spotting new challenges and opportunities, helping our clients and ourselves prepare for what’s to come.

In it together

Greatness is a team sport, and it’s baked into how we operate. We are at our best when we work together. We all participate not spectate, share our views and get involved in every aspect of the firm. Whether we’re working in multi-disciplinary teams with our colleagues, or partnering with our clients, every challenge is something in which we are all invested.

Courageous & creative

We are bold and challenge the status quo. We aren’t afraid to experiment. We solve the problems others can’t because we are willing to look at things from new angles and challenge conventional thinking. We know that integrity sometimes takes courage.

Fostering greatness

We build each other up. We take pride in, and celebrate, the diversity of our team. We treat each other with respect and honesty. We work to make ourselves and each other the best we can be.

Diversity & inclusion

We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace, where diversity is celebrated and the contribution that different backgrounds and life experience bring to our firm is valued.

Our diversity strategy is supported by an Inclusion and Diversity Council, which consists of internal representatives who provide sponsorship, oversee strategy and review progress. The Council is chaired by our Managing Partner, Richard Spurio.

We offer a range of programs designed to provide all of our people with the best opportunities to succeed and bring their whole selves to work.

A flexible workplace

Our approach to flexibility recognises that everyone needs balance. The outcomes of our work are more important than where or when work gets done, and we empower our people to make work choices that balance the needs of our clients, our business and their personal circumstances.

'Allens has long been committed to promoting gender diversity, and building an inclusive and engaged team is a key theme in our strategy. We regularly review our progress against our diversity framework and are proud of the long-standing initiatives we have in place to advance diversity within the firm and the steps we have taken towards reaching our gender equality targets.'

Richard Spurio, Managing Partner

We've been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for 13 years running – a title which acknowledges our serious commitment to building a culture of genuine equality and opportunity for all.

With a target of 35% female partners by 2022, we provide professional development, sponsorship and networking opportunities for women at all levels, underpinned by a career model which allows all of our people to progress at the pace that's right for them.

The development and acceleration of outstanding female professionals in all areas of our firm reflects the value we place on our people and on the relationships we have with each other, our clients and the broader community.

ALLin: our LGBTI network

Established in 2011, our LGBTI network, ALLin, provides opportunities for members to build relationships with each other, our clients and the wider community through events, network meetings and pro bono legal assistance on matters of interest to the LGBTI community.

ALLin aims to assist in providing an inclusive workplace at Allens, where diversity, including identifying as LGBTI, is celebrated.

We were the first law firm to be a member of Pride in Diversity, Australia's only not-for-profit workplace program designed specifically to assist Australian employers with the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) employees, and are proud to have been recognised as a bronze employer for LGBTI inclusion in the 2019 Australian Workplace Equality Index.

Supporting emerging Australian artists

Being bold and challenging the status quo is part of our DNA as a firm. That's why our art collection, accumulated since the mid-1970s, intentionally supports young and unknown artists whose work not only confronts us visually, but also exposes us to new ideas, perspectives and experiences.

For further information on our art collection, please contact: