Careers

Business teams

The best lawyers need the best business partners. At Allens, our business teams are also specialists in their field.

No matter where you sit in the business, your contribution is valued equally. Your unique insight, knowledge and expertise will solve client and business challenges. In return, we’ll offer you a diverse, interesting and challenging career, full of opportunities.

Shape the future of your career

Want a career where you can be yourself, be challenged and feel you're making a real difference to clients and the community?

A career at Allens can give you all that and more. Just ask Melbourne Innovation Program Coordinator, Amanda Podbury.

Our business teams

Whatever field you're in, if you're passionate about the pursuit of excellence, there'll be opportunities for you at Allens.

Business Operations

Business Operations delivers excellent service and keeps the firm running smoothly. They work across the firm to deliver a wide range of services including facilities, guest relations, records, catering, printing and document support and our art collection.

Company Secretariat

Our team of experienced Company Secretaries provide services to ensure compliance with the Corporations Act and associated legislation. One of our longest-standing business teams, our secretariat is knowledgeable, pro-active and commercially aware.

Finance

Our Finance team drives planning and performance tracking - including financial and statutory reporting, management reporting, expense control, capital management, tax, payroll, accounts payable, risk management and external audit.

Information Technology

The firm uses technology to support all aspects of its business in order to build our communication and collaboration capability. Our team of technical and project-focused experts work together to resolve challenges, by creating robust and sustainable solutions for the business.

Integrated Legal Solutions

Partnering with legal teams and clients, our award-winning Integrated Legal Solutions team enhances Allens’ offering using technology and innovative thinking in equal measure. They provide leading-edge legal technology, review services and paralegal support.

Knowledge & Practice services

Our Knowledge team equips lawyers with the information and knowledge resources they need so that they can work more efficiently and effectively to provide the right, and timely, advice to their clients.

Our team works directly with external clients to ensure that the appropriate structures and processes are in place so that they are making the most of their own knowledge resources.

Marketing & Client Services

Our Marketing and Client Services team works with our legal teams to build successful and long-lasting relationships with our clients. They are responsible for identifying and pursuing business development opportunities, as well as building the firm's brand, media profile and relationships with key audiences.

Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel advises the firm on legal matters. This dedicated team of lawyers and support staff are responsible for protecting the interests and reputation of the firm.

People & Development

The People and Development team partners with firm leaders to create the leadership, capability, culture and performance required to achieve our strategy. They collaborate with the entire business to create an environment where people can excel.

Pricing & Practice Economics

With a deep understanding of the legal industry, the Pricing and Practice Economics team supports practice groups achieve their strategies. They are responsible for pricing strategies, commercial management, driving the firm's innovation program and developing and implementing practice strategy across the firm.

Practice Support

Critical to our success as a business, the Practice Support team proactively delivers high quality administrative and practice management support to legal teams, and the firm's clients. They work collaboratively to create efficiencies and implement the firm's policies and procedures. They think creatively and adapt our approach to ensure we meet the demands of the ever-changing legal market. 

To make sure we keep discovering the best talent, we also run a 10-month National Secretarial Trainee Program. Trainees spend 3 months in each of our legal practices to gain a better understanding of our practice areas while establishing networks within the firm.

Diversity is our strength

Benefits are a bonus

We offer a benefits package that reflects your dedication, provides support and allows for development inside and outside the firm. Our rewards and benefits package is paired with a supportive and inclusive culture to ensure that you have every opportunity to succeed.

Financial benefits
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Lawyer and Senior Manager incentive plan
  • Novated lease options
  • Employee referral rewards
  • Discounted products and services
  • Discounted health and travel insurance
  • Charity matched funding program
Health and wellbeing
  • Gym membership
  • Subsidised sporting events
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Skin checks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Emergency childcare
  • Priority access to childcare
Flexibility and leave
  • Flexible leave options
  • Best practice parental leave support
  • Top-down support for workplace flexibility
  • Purchased annual leave
Career development
  • Learning and development programs
  • Secondment opportunities including client, overseas and Linklaters secondments
  • Membership of professional organisations
  • Study leave and support
  • Promotion conferences to equip you with skills for your next career milestone
Committees and interest groups
  • Allens ALLin (LGBTI)
  • Women@Allens
  • Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Committee
  • Philanthropy Committee
  • Sports@Allens
  • Pro Bono Committee
  • Ethics Committee
  • Sustainability Committee
Parents and carers

We offer support for working parents and those with caring responsibilities. Working parents have access to a modern parental leave policy that encourages co-parenting and features 18 weeks paid leave, superannuation on unpaid parental leave and a temporary break from billable expectations for lawyers returning from more than three months parental leave. Our parents can also access transition coaching, priority placement for onsite childcare and on demand 'emergency' childcare.

We also provide support for those with other caring responsibilities and offer generous leave provisions.

Volunteering

We're committed to pro bono, charity and community activities. You'll be encouraged to take part in our programs.

Read about our recent pro bono achievements and community initiatives.

Secondments

Our size and success mean we can offer exceptional choice as you develop your career. Stay flexible and you can take up secondments abroad, via our Linklaters alliance, or with clients.

Find the perfect opportunity

We're always hiring across a range of practices, experience levels and locations.