Careers

Experienced lawyers

It takes determination, energy and talent to make it to the top of the legal profession.

We'll give you access to the best training and support to help you get there. At Allens, there will be ongoing opportunities to make an impact and drive your career. It's up to you to make the most of them.

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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 Associate Mark Leersnyder.

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.

Learn more about the opportunities our global alliance offers.

Diversity is our strength

A world of opportunity

At Allens we have the privilege of working closely with a broad base of clients from almost every sector, ranging from government and healthcare through to infrastructure, media and banking.

We offer opportunities across a range of practice areas, each working with clients on their most complex and important challenges. Are you ready to shape the future with us?

Banking & Finance

Allens has one of the largest and most dynamic groups of banking specialists in the Asia region, where we advise some of the world's leading financial institutions, corporates and governments. Our practice extends across project finance, acquisition and leverage finance, securitisation and debt capital markets, asset finance and corporate and property finance. We are one of the few firms to feature on every major legal panel in the Australian finance market, and our highly capable, market-leading team advises at the cutting edge of the rapidly evolving banking and financial services market and regulatory environment. . 

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Competition, Consumer & Regulatory

We are the competition law advisers of choice in Australia. We advise on leading Australian deals and the Australian aspects of global transactions. From media and entertainment to pharmaceutical and industrials, our broad client base benefits from our strong working relationship with the ACCC, where our deep understanding of the market puts our team at the forefront of merger and acquisition clearances.

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Corporate

Allens is one of the leading corporate practices in Australia, built upon strong and long-standing relationships with many top-tier corporations. Our connections give us a unique insight, allowing us to advise on large mergers and acquisitions, divestments, private equity, investment fund transactions and technology-related issues. Given the breadth of our clients' businesses, our Corporate practice group is spread across a number of different work streams:

Funds, Super & Wealth

Our funds management practice has been involved in some of Australia’s most innovative and complex fund-related transactions, covering a range of asset classes and industry sectors. The team performs the full spectrum of funds work for an impressive client base that comprises funds, fund managers, banks, insurance companies, superannuation funds, foreign pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. We also work closely with the firm’s real estate and infrastructure groups to provide an all-round service to our property and infrastructure investment-fund clientele.

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Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Independent surveys consistently recognise our team as the best Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) advisers in Australia and the Asia region. Indeed, Allens has advised on many of Australia’s largest Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) transactions in recent years, demonstrating our team’s strength as one of the country's leading corporate practices.

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Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Our Technology, Media & Telecommunication (TMT) team offers unrivalled experience across the sector, which ensures our advice is both cutting edge and commercially relevant to our clients. In particular, we regularly advise major players in the sector on capital raisings, private equity/M&A, joint ventures/alliances, regulatory and compliance, disputes, commercial contracts, procurement and licensing, and IP protection and enforcement.

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Disputes & Investigations

Our Disputes & Investigations team is regarded as one of Australia’s most formidable, consistently ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500. With more than 220 lawyers across the Asia  region, we appear in federal and state courts, specialist tribunals, arbitrations, mediations and as counsel in investigations by regulatory authorities. Our Disputes & Investigations team specialises in the following areas:

Commercial Disputes

Our Commercial Disputes practice has the expertise to assist in any dispute and is geared to mobilise quickly. We frequently assist with major international disputes and have the capacity to conduct matters in multiple jurisdictions. Our team works side by side with our market-leading and fully integrated document review solution steam – Allens Arrow – which has skills in computer science, management consulting, mathematics and project management.

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Employment & Safety

Our Employment & Safety practice provides clients with the full spectrum of workplace relations services to help minimise workplace issues, protect corporate reputations and promote clients as employers of choice. We advise clients on everything from employment, workplace relations and safety legal services through to sexual harassment, bullying and health and safety.

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Restructuring & Insolvency

Our national Restructuring & Insolvency practice has expertise in conducting complex, large-scale and often multi-jurisdictional restructurings and insolvencies. We operate across the full spectrum of restructuring and workout scenarios, and advise clients on both the financier and debtor sides.

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Intellectual Property

Our team includes several of Australia's best commercial and litigation lawyers and patent and trademark attorneys. With one of the nation's strongest  intellectual property litigation practices, our team advises on leading pharmaceutical, technology and engineering cases both in Australia and internationally. So, whether it’s guiding multinational and local corporations or well-known household brands, or advising emerging industries and startups, we deliver an integrated and highly specialised service for the full IP life cycle - managing, protecting, commercialising, enforcing and defending our clients’ valuable IP assets.

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Projects & Development

Projects & Development is a long-standing flagship practice at Allens. Our teams have been at the forefront of Australia's major infrastructure, energy and real estate development projects and transactions, having built enduring relationships with government, corporates, investors and institutions over many decades.

Construction & Major Projects

Our Construction & Major Projects practice has had a leading role in almost every major public–private partnership (PPP) in Australia. We provide a full range of specialist construction law services and remain at the forefront of delivering large-scale integrated construction and infrastructure projects,  including major road and rail projects as well as social infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, prisons and student accommodation.

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Energy

Our advice to clients spans the full spectrum of the energy sector, whether helping governments plan and implement reform, or advising financiers, developers, operators and new entrants on the complex legal issues arising from the business of generation, transmission, distribution and supply. Our Power & Utilities team is made up of leading specialists in renewable energy (wind, solar, battery, pumped hydro and biomass), electricity and gas industry regulation, competition policy, environmental regulation, industrial relations, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, corporate restructuring, privatisation and corporatisation.

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Real Estate & Development

Operating on a national basis, we provide legal services to many of Australia's leading property owners, developers and tenants. Our practical experience includes the acquisition, development and sale of commercial, industrial, residential and retail properties, and we've a strong track record in advising on large-scale and innovative development projects.

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Environment & Planning

Our Environment & Planning team has been involved in some of the country's most significant infrastructure projects in the project development (both greenfield sites and expansions) and operational phases. We regularly work alongside other teams to help major-project proponents navigate environmental and planning approval pathways; land access arrangements (including compulsory acquisition) and regulatory compliance matters; as well as the procurement process.

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Tax

We are renowned for precise, commercially informed advice on all areas of direct and indirect taxation, including income tax, capital gains tax, goods and services tax (GST), stamp duty, customs and excise. Over the years, our Tax practice has developed an outstanding reputation in dispute resolution, including litigation and audit management.

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A pioneering culture

Culture can be a tricky thing to put your finger on from the outside. We've had almost 200 years to build ours, and it's what we think makes Allens such a great place to build a career.

From playing a leading role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region for almost 200 years, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.

At Allens, you'll work at the cutting edge of the law on the most complex and innovative deals in the market. You'll work with lawyers and professionals at the top of their game who, like you, strive to get a little better every day. And you'll be supported to take your career wherever you want it to go.

Find the perfect opportunity

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