Inclusion and Diversity
We embrace the principle of diversity in our legal practice. The composition of our staff reflects the variety of races, religions, social backgrounds and cultural stances that characterise the Australian population.
We are dedicated to the advancement of women in their careers and have implemented a number of initiatives in this area. These include flexible work arrangements and regular internal networking events for women, as well as events for women clients. We acknowledge that as people go through different phases of life, the amount of time they are able to dedicate to their employment can vary.
We are determined to retain our talent by adapting to our staff’s changing needs. The arrangements we offer our people include part-time work, maternity and paternity leave, study leave, carer’s leave and options to work from home. We also stick by our staff and support them in times of illness.
Flexible work arrangements have been embraced enthusiastically by both male and female staff for a wide variety of reasons, including looking after children and other family members, study commitments and projects outside the legal practice. Over 20% of our staff currently have some type of flexible work arrangement.