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Hamilton Locke Perth Graduate Program - July 2022 intake

The opportunity

Do you want to make a positive contribution in a culture lead meritocracy? Where your opportunities are only limited by your imagination, and your potential will be nurtured and supported? Where a culture of collaboration is lived every day?

Free from old firm thinking, we truly partner with clients to deliver a superior client experience, driven primarily by our unrivalled people experience. Put simply, our environment allows our people to be the best version of themselves, which enables them to do their best work, and which ultimately makes our clients happy. This is win-win-win.

The role

We are looking for Legal Graduates to join our Firm in an 18 month rotational program across our various practice groups. During the program, you will have the opportunity to work in both transactional and litigious groups and will gain real practical experience in a supportive and encouraging environment. Following the completion of the Graduate Program, you will be given an opportunity to place within one of our practice groups.

About you

We’re looking for someone who:

  • has completed their Australian Bachelor’s degree in law or Juris Doctorate, or is in their final semester;
  • is either newly Admitted or working towards Admission;
  • wants to work full-time;
  • wants a supportive, high performing team culture;
  • values being part of a team, takes initiative, accepts responsibility for solving problems and delivering outcomes;
  • is a curious, life-long learner who is open to change, try new things and wants to develop, not just as a professional, but as a person; and
  • is comfortable in ambiguous situations, who is happy to explore new ideas and figure out a way through.

The Firm

Hamilton Locke is an exciting, rapidly growing law firm specialising in solving complex client problems and working with clients and advisers to build long-term relationships and value.

We are culture-led and have a genuinely unique strategy, putting the personal and professional development of our people at the centre of everything we do. With a clean sheet of paper, we have aligned structure and systems around our strategy. With an outsourced back-office, we provide the team with a collaborative environment and modern and integrated technology, allowing them to focus on client needs without bureaucracy.

Our people experience

We put our people experience at the centre of everything we do. We aim to increase 'wow' moments and eliminate rub-points. How do we do this? Find out here: https://www.hamiltonlocke.com.au/working-us

What’s in it for you

  • Be mentored in a supportive environment, with access to quality work, great clients and professional development opportunities.
  • A fun, collaborative and high-performing team environment with regular social events, training days and team retreats.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • A competitive remuneration package, including opportunity for equity pursuant to the firm’s ESOP.
  • If not already Admitted, the Firm will support and pay for Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and Admission.
  • An extra week’s leave, as part of our employee personal development program.
  • Half-day birthday leave.
  • Access to state-of-the-art software and technology.
  • Support in building client relationships and your own practice.

How to Apply?

If you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button and include your CV, Transcript, and responses to the below Application Questions.

For more information on Hamilton Locke, please visit https://hamiltonlocke.com.au/ or follow us on LinkedIn here.

Please direct any queries you have in relation to our Graduate Program to our Talent team at [email protected]

Closing date: 22 May 2022

Application Questions

  1. Why do you want to work at Hamilton Locke?
  2. At Hamilton Locke our culture and way of operating is guided by our core HALO Values of High Performance, Agility, Leadership and Openness. Of these 4 values which do you relate to the most and why?
  3. Can you tell us of an instance where you may have failed or made a mistake on something whether it be in an academic or professional sense, what was the situation, how did you respond? What were your learnings?
  4. Of your completed legal subjects what have you scored the highest in? Why do you think this was the case? What have you scored the lowest in, and why do you think this was the case?
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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
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    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Citizen

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  • Closing Date:29th May 2022, 12:59 pm


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