Allens Adapt: flexible contract opportunities

Allens Adapt is a flexible resourcing solution which matches legal experts to contract opportunities supporting leading organisations in Australia. We offer candidates a diverse range of assignments with blue-chip clients or internally here with us, on terms that meet their individual needs.

Whether you’re a career contractor, looking to re-enter the workforce or a lawyer seeking flexibility, we consider your career aspirations, and provide you with training, dedicated points of contact and extensive networking opportunities that allow you to thrive in any environment.

Join Allens Adapt today or register your interest to stay connected. 

Our stories

Stuart Read

'Organisations often really appreciate the fresh perspectives and value that those in contract roles can bring.'

Mary Jane McKerihan

'Stepping out of a full-time role to try contract work can often feel daunting, but for me it felt right.'

Rory Whitefield

'(I) couldn't believe how supportive Allens is, from the HR to the business development to the lawyers, it's been an incredible experience'.

Greg Galvin

'The work is varied, high-quality litigation and I am continuing to learn, given that the style of law required to effectively service the stakeholders is very different to that of many other roles.'

Florence Bourg

'I found the process very straightforward. It was an extremely quick turnaround and I was able to find a role that really suited me.'

Tegan Bleys

'I found signing on with Allens very straightforward, upfront and transparent. The team is there to support you and they genuinely care about your interests.'

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Register to join Allens Adapt today and we'll help connect you to the right opportunity. 

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Before you register

The form takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and documents needed at this stage are:

  • Current CV
  • Practising certificate 

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What kind of candidates are you looking for?

We are interested in partnering with highly skilled lawyers with experience from a law firm or in-house team. We pride ourselves on the quality of our legal work and are looking for like-minded lawyers to work with us.

If this is a new way of working for you, we'll support you to be successful. Managing a flexible arrangement requires good communication and organisational skills, as well as personal drive and discipline. Allens Adapt will help you build and nurture these skills.

I'm interested. What do I do now?

If you would like to work with Allens Adapt, register your interest. You'll need to upload your CV and complete a short form outlining your area(s) of expertise and preferred working arrangements.

Once submitted, we will be in touch to discuss your experience and suitability for an assignment with us.

What are the terms of engagement?

There are a variety of options to engage with us, depending on your circumstances.

You can work either as an independent contractor or a casual or fixed term employee. The way we work together will depend on your needs and the requirements of the assignment.

Assignments may be within our Allens offices or off-site with a client.

What do I need to do to join Allens Adapt?

We are interested in building long -term, mutually beneficial relationships with our Allens Adapt candidates, and ensure we take the time to really understand your needs, experience and preferred ways of working right from the start.

While individual terms of engagement will vary according to your needs, there are a few things you'll need to work with us:

  • Current practising certificate;
  • Working rights in Australia;
  • Two references; and
  • Undertake pre-employment screening (we will cover the cost of this).

There are additional requirements if you choose to work with us as an independent contractor, which we will discuss with you.

Once an assignment is available that matches your area of expertise and availability, you will need to complete an Allens induction program before commencing work.

If you would like to join Allens Adapt, please register on this page, or fill out our expression of interest form. 

What are the benefits of Allens Adapt?
  • Diverse range of assignments at blue chip clients, on terms that match your needs.
  • We provide dedicated points of contact – partner, practice assistant, recruitment specialist. We'll work closely with you to ensure we find a role that works for you, and will be there to support you throughout the entire process.
  • We offer training and access to our internal and external network opportunities.
  • Whether you chose a fixed-term or self-employed offering, you'll have access to a range of benefits that we offer.
  • Experiment and explore in-house opportunities. We consider your career aspirations and match you to the right opportunities to help you thrive.
  • Ability to work internally here with us on leading matters for our clients.
Can I work for anyone else?

Flexibility is one of the great benefits of Allens Adapt, and we don't seek to limit your opportunities. For each candidate, we aim to find an arrangement that works for both of us. For some assignments, exclusivity may be required.

In cases where you are working for other law firms, we will need you to give us details to ensure there are no conflicts. In addition to the ethical duties that extend to all admitted lawyers, you will need to sign our confidentiality agreement and declare there are no conflicts of interest that would affect your ability to work on any of our assignments.

Who do I contact for more information?

To discuss how we can partner with you, contact Lily Petrova on (03) 9613 8743 or

If you would like to join Allens Adapt, please join up or register your interest on this page. 

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