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Founding the firm
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The firm we know today as Allens was started on 22 July 1822, by George Allen, the first person to receive their full legal training in Australia. George arrived in Sydney on 19 January 1816 as a free settler after his mother Mary made the ...

Tune in to Allens Confidential
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Embarking on a career in corporate law can be daunting. It was a desire to demystify what it's like to work at Allens that led junior Allens lawyers Geneva Sekula and Roseanna Bricknell to create the podcast - Allens Confidential. Now in ...

Allens Adapt - matching legal experts to contract opportunities at leading organisations in Australia
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We understand there is increasing demand for flexibility and choice in the workforce. That's why we developed Allens Adapt – offering short or fixed-term legal contracts at blue-chip clients across the country or internally here with us. ...

After Allens
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Kelvin Yu, Associate, Plenary Group This interview was conducted in 2019. When Kelvin Yu left Allens at the end of 2018, he didn't move far. His new role at Plenary Group is based in the same Sydney building as the firm, so his commute on ...

Supreme Court decision overturns mandatory sentencing of 13-year-old
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David*, an Aboriginal boy from Bunbury in Western Australia, was just 13 years old when he was sentenced under Western Australia's mandatory sentencing laws, having pleaded guilty to a number of burglary offences. David suffers from severe ...

After Allens
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Matt Thomas, Senior Legal Counsel, Lendlease This interview was conducted in 2019. During Matt’s time at Allens, he developed a practice as an expert adviser on construction and infrastructure project procurement, delivery and disputes. ...

Vale Michael Robinson and Bill Rogers
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It is with great sadness that we have seen the passing of Michael Robinson and Bill Rogers this year. Michael Robinson Michael was a giant of the firm, of the profession and of Australian commercial life. He started at Arthur Robinson & Co ...

Matt Thomas
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Senior Legal Counsel, Lendlease This interview was conducted in 2019. During Matt’s time at Allens, he developed a practice as an expert adviser on construction and infrastructure project procurement, delivery and disputes. He's now ...

Kelvin Yu
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Associate, Plenary Group This interview was conducted in 2019. When Kelvin Yu left Allens at the end of 2018, he didn't move far. His new role at Plenary Group is based in the same Sydney building as the firm, so his commute on the first ...