Role title

Graduate (Lawyer or soon to be)

About Us

ClarkeKann is a commercial law firm located in Sydney CBD. Founded on a culture of authenticity, ClarkeKann commits to our people and encourages and values contribution at all levels. We enjoy a collaborative and friendly culture and recognise that it is our bright, dedicated and engaged team that gives us the edge. Clever thinking, flexibility and a passion for practical business minded solutions inform every aspect of our work. We tackle each new challenge with our clients’ commercial objectives foremost in mind. We do specialised work for quality clients and are all about achieving the best result through helping our clients make the right decisions and grow in what can be a challenging business environment. We regularly work with high net worth and entrepreneurial clients in all aspects of their business as trusted advisors. This approach has led to numerous long-standing relationships and has allowed us to partner with many of our clients throughout their evolution from small business to successful enterprise.

About the Role

  • Interesting, hands-on work in specialised practice areas with diverse clients
  • Great opportunity for a graduate to gain valuable experience and career progression
  • Friendly and social team environment

Looking to kick-start your career in an environment where you will work with Partners on complex commercial transactions and litigation? An exceptional opportunity exists for a switched-on Graduate.  You will work across the firm’s various practice areas including Property & Projects, Financial Services, Litigation & Insolvency, Intellectual Property & IT and Corporate & Commercial, exposing you to a variety of quality matters. Working directly with encouraging and experienced Partners and senior practitioners, you will enjoy excellent mentoring and training, will have the opportunity to work directly with clients on a regular basis and will be on an accelerated learning curve. As part of our team, you will be proactive and client centric, producing quality, accurate legal work in a timely manner.  This is a genuine opportunity to develop and enhance your technical skills in a supportive environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Matter Related Responsibilities

  • General conduct of court proceedings in all courts.
  • Undertaking property, finance and commercial transactions.
  • Drafting a wide variety of legal documents and letters.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong professional working relationships with clients including providing advice as is appropriate to your level of experience.
  • Conducting research.

General Administration

  • Article drafting for core practice areas of the firm
  • Undertake CLE and any other relevant training
  • Capable of demonstrating achievement of appropriate KPI’s, specifically:
    • Time recording
    • Fees billed and collected
    • Client maintenance
    • Provision of specific training

Qualifications and Skill Base

  • LLB or equivalent (recently graduated or soon to graduate)

Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated and result driven individual
  • Ability to think commercially
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to review priorities and work to deadlines
  • Good communicator and approachable manner
  • Excellent drafting and written communication skills
  • Willing and flexible in regard to adapting to evolving business needs
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Genuine team player.

Firm Employment Benefits

  • 1 day of birthday leave each year
  • Study leave – if job related or agreed
  • Open door policy with full access to partners
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Buddy program
  • Monthly team meeting for firm updates and to celebrate birthdays & special milestones
  • End of trip facilities
  • Bike rack
  • “Dress for your day” and otherwise business casual attire during the workweek
  • Flu vaccination
  • Snacks
  • Tea, Coffee & fresh fruit
  • Annual firm events, including Melbourne Cup, Christmas Party
  • Friday night drinks
  • Pro bono work
  • 5 weeks annual leave – 2 PAE onwards
  • Laptop provided for both use in the office and to work remotely
  • Cover costs of annual practising certificate and Law Society membership fees
  • Cover admission costs for interstate candidates or graduates
  • CLE program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Reimbursement for training seminars
  • Savings, cash backs and discounts through our employment management software

A competitive salary is on offer as well as a firm culture which promotes work/life balance, offers genuine flexibility and encourages innovation.

How to Apply

Applications to be emailed to  Applications to include Cover Letter, CV and a copy of your full academic transcript. Applications without a transcript will not be progressed.  

Applicants must have Australian Residency.