Lander & Rogers

About Lander & Rogers

Lander & Rogers is a leading independent Australian law firm operating nationally from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. We have seven main areas of practice and are a principal advisor to many publicly listed and private Australian companies, Australian subsidiaries of global companies, as well as all levels of government.

We provide practical legal advice, along with exceptional client service, and we are renowned in Australia for our down-to-earth and friendly culture.

We have a distinctively happy workplace, achieved through selectively recruiting people who think and act collaboratively and will strengthen our culture. The firm comprises 63 partners and over 400 lawyers, support and internal services staff. We have grown organically, resulting in a highly cohesive firm sharing a strong work and services ethic, and high staff and partner retention rates.

The firm’s legal services are multi-disciplinary in nature and cover Corporate, Commercial Disputes, Compensation Law, Family & Relationship Law, Insurance Law & Litigation, Property, Projects & Infrastructure and Workplace Relations & Safety.

What distinguishes us from other firms?

We believe that legal services are much more than just the law – they are about great people, sustained excellence and exceptional client service. We have a reputation in the legal market as a provider of premium legal services, and as a sought after employer.

As a medium sized firm, we’re big enough to attract great clients with fantastic work; but small enough to be focussed on the important things like learning and development, opportunities for our people to progress, mentoring our junior lawyers and maintaining a happy workplace.

What is the firm’s approach to pro bono work?

Lander & Rogers is committed to developing a culture and business which supports the undertaking of pro bono work and other similar initiatives in the community.  We have a market leading pro bono program in place which focuses on matters of access to justice, social inclusion and community service work.

We have a pro bono partner appointed to drive the practice of pro bono at the firm and we treat pro bono work as equally important to the firm as paid work. Everyone in the firm is encouraged to participate in and engage with our pro bono work. 

Our programs

We offer approximately 30 clerkship positions in Victoria across three intakes during university holidays. Our four week programs are a great opportunity to sample life in the law and especially life at Landers.

Our national graduate program is designed to give you not only a first-rate introduction to the law, but also an exciting start to a rewarding career. Your graduate year is filled with learning, strong working relationships, friendship and lots of fun.

The year is built on four practice group rotations of three months each, covering both commercial and litigious areas of practice. We’ll ask you to indicate your preferences and do our best to accommodate everybody’s interests.

The rotations help you develop broad skills in the law, an understanding of different areas of our business and give you a range of experiences to help you choose an area of practice following qualification.

And you’ll be well looked after. In each rotation you’re teamed with a buddy and a supervisor and you’ll also have a mentor throughout the graduate year and beyond.

What will I learn?

Get ready to learn in a whole new way. Lots of ways, actually. Our clerkship and graduate programs build on your university education in a range of practical ways from structured training, to workshops, to formal and informal mentoring. But mostly by doing real work for real clients. At Landers we want you to contribute. Not just “be useful”.

What does it take?

We’re looking for people with the intelligence to tackle complex and interesting legal scenarios, energy to absorb new concepts and willingness to work productively with lots of different people.

And we want recruits who are friendly and have a down-to-earth style. Law is a people business, so this is important when dealing with clients and it’s also a key ingredient in our happy workplace.

We want lawyers who are good with people, as well as the law.