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About Us

Gilbert + Tobin is a leading Australian law firm, advising clients on their most significant corporate transactions, regulatory matters and disputes. We provide commercial and innovative legal solutions for ASX 100 leading companies, major infrastructure and services providers as well as government and public authorities across Australia and around the world.

An international leader in M&A, private equity, capital markets, competition and regulation and technology and digital, we work on complex issues that define and direct the market.

Our reputation for expert advice extends across a broad range of service areas, including: Banking + Infrastructure; Competition + Regulation; Corporate Advisory; Disputes + Investigations; Energy + Resources; Intellectual Property; Legal Service Innovation; Pro Bono; Real Estate + Projects; Tax; Technology + Digital.

We are as restlessly ambitious and innovative as when the firm was established in 1988.  We have one of the highest proportions of female partners of any major Australian law firm and are acknowledged as a pioneer in providing pro bono services.

Our clerkship program

Each year we invite law students to complete a 9 week summer clerk placement from late November to early February, consisting of two rotations. Penultimate and final year students are eligible to apply.

From your first day, you’ll be given the opportunity to test your skills and interest – you can expect to be involved in some challenging matters, and your work will be presented to clients. Often, you’ll work directly with a partner on a matter, or as part of a bigger team on larger transactions. While every experience varies, you might be asked to draft documents and memos, carry out research, attend client meetings and court, and assist with preparing for hearings or negotiations.

While your most valuable learning will be the experience of working on real matters during your practice group rotations, you’ll also receive structured training – including sessions on the different practice areas, technology, how to create your personal brand, and business development. It’s a practical blend of on-the-job, workshop and online learning that covers a broad range of technical, interpersonal and leadership skills.

You’ll also have access to G+T’s regular practice group training with other lawyers, as well as online resources to help you keep up to date with the latest legal developments.

Clerkship applications are open from 11 June – 14 July 2019.

What we're looking for

We’re not a prescriptive firm when it comes to our people; we invite individuality and diversity. While strong results count, we delve beyond your academic achievements to ensure we find candidates that align with our firm’s culture and values.

At G+T we hold ambition, creative thinking, imagination and entrepreneurial spirit in high regard. Our people are collaborative, passionate and dedicated but most of all they enjoy what they do and never forget to have fun. We seek clerks and graduates that will complement our practice groups and don’t feel the need to take themselves too seriously – just like us!

Next steps for Graduates

Our main graduate recruitment path is via our Summer Clerk Program.

Graduates complete a formal 18 month program consisting of two nine-month rotations, commencing in either February or August. During this time you will undertake real work, build relationships with partners, lawyers and clients, and become an integral part of each practice group.  Rotations are available in all our practice areas and you will also be actively involved in other work activities, including business development, knowledge management, training and pro bono work.

Keep in touch

For further information about Gilbert + Tobin, please visit us:

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