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Firm Overview

At MinterEllison our aspiration is to be our clients’ best partner. Last year, MinterEllison introduced a new internal structure whereby the firm operates under four Lines of Business. This unique and market-facing structure provides opportunity for greater collaboration across the firm, and ensures that we are able seamlessly service clients with our solutions-based approach.`

This operating model also encourages a broad career path for our people, with increased opportunities to work across multiple practice areas. As a result, our lawyers have the opportunity to develop a breadth of skills that will future-proof their career.

MinterEllison lives and breathes the mantra of Innovate, Collaborate, and Inspire, we think beyond the law and apply a commercial approach and creatively approach some of the region’s most high-profile transactions, projects and disputes.

Capital Markets & Corporate

Capital Markets & Corporate (CMC) is the largest of the four Lines of Business in terms of size. There are over 70 partners and almost 300 fee earners. The group is responsible for approximately one third of the firm's revenue with a target revenue of $160 million for FY 2018. The work CMC does follows the flow of capital through the life of any transaction, across all industries.

Risk, Regulatory, Insurance & Controversy

Risk, Regulatory, Insurance and Controversy (RRIC) is one of the broadest Lines of Business. The group includes Dispute Resolution/ Litigation; Insurance and Risk; Regulatory; Competition; Intellectual Property; Technology; and Reconstruction (Insolvency/ Restructuring). RRIC's key clients are equally broad, spanning pre-publication work with Fairfax media, a significant number of hospitals and health law matters, through to the sale of television stations!


Infrastructure, Construction & Property

Our Infrastructure, Construction & Property (ICP) group is made up of Projects, Infrastructure & Construction and Real Estate, Environment & Planning. ICP's matters range from major infrastructure projects, land acquisitions, urban development and leasing to complex dispute resolution in construction, planning and environmental matters.

Consulting Solutions

Consulting Solutions (CS) is a business advisory service that delivers end-to-end solutions to our clients in the areas of people (HRIR), technology (ITNewcom), tax, and broader consulting services. Consulting solutions has a service offering that is underpinned by a strong innovation and technology-driven focus. Our solutions are delivered in a highly efficient and effective manner through utilising the latest data analytic and technology platforms.

Clerkship Information

How many clerks does the firm typically take?:


How many intakes of clerks are there and when do they typically take place?

One – Summer (November- February)

What work does the firm offer a clerk?

The MinterEllison clerkship launch program is critical to our firm for three reasons. First, the market has changed, companies don't recognise borders the same way they used to, neither should your career. Secondly we know that graduates entering the job market today have unique career expectations- and we have listened. Lastly the future of legal practice is moving very quickly and we need to be agile to ensure we continue to grow as a firm and that our talented people are able to future proof their career.

Prior to the launch program we will work closely with you to identify areas of the law that you are passionate about. Throughout the launch program we will ensure you gain experience in practice areas within our Lines of Business, that match your interests and that fit with your career goals.

Successful candidates get the opportunity for real life work experience, a supervising partner, career mentor, and a buddy. Our launch program is filled with challenging and exciting work, support and mentorship, as well as professional growth – all the while having the opportunity to develop new networks and friendships. Candidates who complete a launch program often take on the opportunity to continue with MinterEllison in a flexible role throughout their final year of study.

What does the firm look for in a clerk?

At MinterEllison we are not looking for people to fit a mould, academics are just one piece of the puzzle and we recognise the strengths that diversity can bring to our team. Work experience, extra-curricular activities, sporting participation, music and travel are all value-add areas for our clerks. At MinterEllison we want you to bring your whole self to work and find peoples individual strengths and diversity are what build our teams up to be the successes they are.

You should consider a career at MinterEllison if:

  • Your passion for excellence leads you to winning solutions.
  • You have what it takes to apply technical thinking through the prism of commercial advice.
  • Building relationships excites you. You see yourself outside the office, working in partnership with clients.
  • You think outside the box and embrace new ideas.
  • You want to feel empowered and be part of a high performance team.
  • Collaboration and inclusiveness are principles you value.
  • The status quo bores you. You want to be part of something different.
  • You’re looking for a Firm with a clear game plan.