Associate & Senior Associate (all practice groups) – Return to Work opportunities

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Work type: Not applicable
Location: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
Categories: Experienced Lawyers

  • Are you ready to return to work after an extended career break? Looking for support and flexibility?
  • Use your current skills and previous professional experience to restart your career
  • We support flexible work and want to chat about what this means for you

Supporting your return to work

We know returning to work after an extended career break can be a daunting experience. You may be wondering how relevant your skills and experience are after a break and whether work can fit in with your life and family commitments.

At Allens, we believe in seeing the potential in people and supporting them to grow – particularly those re-entering the workforce after a career break. We provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally and gives you access to people and Partners who can help you become the best you can be. Many of our existing Partners and Senior Associates have progressed their careers with us even as they’ve returned from parental leave.

We offer a range of flexible work options as well as both full-time and part-time roles. We work in a hybrid way where working from home, and in the office, is part of our norm and where flexibility meets your needs. We understand the demands of family and personal life and we want work to work for you.

We’re keen to hear from individuals who’ve been on a career break of 12 months or much longer who are interested in returning to work but looking for the right support to get started.

The opportunity

We are in a significant and exciting growth period and are looking for experienced lawyers to join us at Associate/Senior Associate level across all of our practice groups including Corporate, Banking and Finance, Disputes and Investigations, Tax, Projects, Real Estate and Competition, Consumer and Regulatory.

We are open to locations across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. As a member of our experienced and friendly team within Australia's leading law firm, you will be challenged, supported and guided as you continue to learn and develop during your career at Allens.

What We Offer

You will be an integral part of an achievement focussed, national team and have an opportunity to work with genuine market leaders. At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. We will support you on your journey and give you access to our career framework when you join, providing a clear understanding of what each career stage as a lawyer at Allens looks like.

We also recognise that every employee's experience is different. At Allens we know that successful and enjoyable careers come through your focus and commitment to being the best you can be, in an environment where you are supported and encouraged, and have clarity on key processes and decisions. Our career deal is a key part in achieving this; our deal asks you to take the lead for your career, with us providing the coaching and support to help you meet your goals and aspirations.

You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including flexible working, free gym membership, onsite childcare (in all offices except Perth), staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

About Allens

Allens is an international law firm with offices throughout Australia and Asia. Through an integrated alliance with Linklaters, we offer clients access to an extensive network comprising 39 offices in 28 countries. Allens offers one of the most comprehensive legal networks in Australia and Asia.

We’ve built an inclusive, diverse workplace culture at Allens and are proud that there isn't an 'Allens' type'. We see enormous strength in the unique backgrounds and life experiences our people bring to the firm. They help us expand our thinking and grow. As a team, we have many different stories. Respecting and harnessing the many talents and experiences of our people helps us connect with our clients, solve complex problems, and innovate.

Are you ready to begin?

We have a supportive, straightforward application process. Apply online here or contact Jen Dobbie on for a confidential discussion to find out more and discuss your needs.

There is enormous strength in the unique backgrounds and life experiences our people bring to the firm. Our culture and performance is enriched by our differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural and social diversity, age, ability, and family and caring arrangements. We encourage applications from First Nations people.

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