ABOUT THE FIRM
What is unique about this firm?
Gadens is an independent Australian law firm, known for providing outstanding client service, innovation and value.
We regularly undertake highly complex and day-to-day transactional legal work for a wide range of clients across multiple industry sectors. Our clients include major Australian and multinational organisations – we are advisors to more than a quarter of the Top 200 companies listed on the ASX – as well as many small to medium-sized businesses, and high-net-worth families and individuals.
Areas of Practice
We have a strong reputation and are well regarded for our specialist, market-leading practices in advisory, transactional and disputes work. We work with clients across an extensive number of market segments and industry specialisations.
Our significant breadth and depth of expertise encompasses banking and finance, corporate advisory, dispute resolution, employment advisory, government, intellectual property and technology, private clients, property and construction, planning and environment, recovery and insolvency, and tax.
Does the firm engage in pro bono, volunteer or other community activities?
As a law firm, our privileged professional standing confers a responsibility to contribute to the general betterment of our community. This includes our professional and ethical responsibility to enhance access to the legal system. We have a responsibility to assist disadvantaged and marginalised people within the communities in which we live and work.
We are signatories to the Australian Pro Bono Centre’s Aspirational Target which encourages lawyers to subscribe to a voluntary target of 35 hours of pro bono work per lawyer per annum. Accordingly, we encourage our people across all areas and levels of our firm to proactively undertake pro bono work and participate in community assistance initiatives.
How does the firm encourage a work/life balance?
When you join Gadens, you will be working in a firm where success is determined by the character and spirit of our people. Our culture is positive, proactive and energetic. We emphasise open communication and regular feedback.
We always look for talented, well-balanced people with excellent character who approach their work with passion and who excel at establishing quality relationships with clients and colleagues. In return, we offer a professional, yet immensely nurturing environment. Gadens is a dynamic firm, characterised by quick decision-making and accessibility to our partners and management.
How does the firm encourage employees to learn and develop?
Your work will be interesting and challenging, and from day one you will have plenty of responsibility. Linked with our learning and development framework and mentoring program, everyone has the opportunity to rapidly develop.
Grads@Gadens is the program through which we attract and retain talent within the firm, Grads@Gadens is open to candidates who are PLT-qualified.
We provide a collaborative, open and welcoming environment where you can achieve the best in your personal and professional development. Gadens offers work-life balance and accessibility to senior lawyers and partners. Our Social Committee organises regular events and functions to allow relaxed interaction with your colleagues whilst providing a valuable opportunity to enhance those ever-important networks and business relationships. Our Health and Wellbeing Committee organise initiatives such group sporting events, health seminars and yoga.
What does the firm offer its graduates?
Once on our program, you will immediately receive challenging and varied work with a high level of responsibility. Grads@Gadens is based on two, six month rotations through different practice areas.
Spending time in different practice areas means you have the opportunity to make an informed decision about your chosen specialisation. It also ensures you develop a broad set of skills, which you can carry with you throughout your career. Through our practical, on-the-job training, you will work directly with partners and get exposed to ‘real work’ and ‘real clients’ from day one.
Level 20, MLC Centre
19 Martin Place
Sydney New South Wales 2000
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney