How many Partners are there at Clayton Utz?
Nationally, Clayton Utz has 210 partners, of whom 170 are male and 40 are female.
Do junior solicitors have access to Partners?
Yes, we focus on ensuring our Partners are approachable and accessible. Partners drive this focus, and they consistently have their door open for all employees.
Does Clayton Utz provide training for new employees?
We schedule comprehensive orientation programs for each new employee on company culture, our core values, and our office and document management systems.
Ongoing training is available for employees through in-house training, sponsorship of further study, and individual mentoring.
Our in-house training is extensive. Solicitors with particular expertise present seminars to the firm on topical areas of law – and our learning & development team engages external providers to teach specialist skills in such areas as negotiation, mediation and time management. We also provide regular training on new computer programs or other company-wide developments, should the need arise.
Do you offer work experience programs for students still at secondary school?
We offer varied work experience opportunities in each office. Please contact us for details.
Do you offer paid or unpaid work experience for university students?
We offer paid, seasonal clerkships where students participate in a tailored work program. If you are interested in applying for a seasonal clerkship, please visit the Graduates and Clerkships page. Unpaid work experience is not available at Clayton Utz.
Does the size of the firm make it impersonal?
Clayton Utz is structured into teams, which range in size between 4 and 12 people. This helps us maintain a personal culture.
We also offer many social activities where you can meet and get to know people from other teams.
Does Clayton Utz have a criminal or family law practice?
As a full service commercial law firm, the expertise of Clayton Utz relates only to those areas of law that can be considered commercial. As such, we do not provide opportunities to practice criminal or family law.
Who should I address my application to?
Please look at the how to apply page for more information.
What should I include with my application?
If you are applying for a legal position, your application must state what type of position you are seeking or what advertised position you are applying for. You must also attach a full copy of your academic results and proof of your admission to practice, if applicable.
If you are applying for a non-legal position, your application must state what type of position you are applying for or what advertised position you are applying for. Your application should be accompanied by a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae with relevant qualifications attached.
Are there international secondment opportunities?
Clayton Utz is able to provide opportunities to its solicitors for international secondments via the firm's professional networks, including Lex Mundi and the Pacific Rim Advisory Council.
Are there inter-office secondment opportunities?
Clayton Utz is able to provide inter-office secondment opportunities for employees across our six different office locations. Where appropriate, employees are able to move between offices and are encouraged to gain a variety of experience on different matters and projects through secondment development opportunities.
Are there client secondment opportunities?
Clayton Utz provides many client secondment opportunities. These are available to any solicitor who is admitted and has started to specialise in a particular area of law. Client secondment opportunities are a great way for the firm to strengthen a solicitor's skills and to enhance the client/solicitor relationship.
How do I apply?
For opportunities relationg to Paralegal work please visit the how to apply page.
When is the best time to apply?
There is no structured timetable for paralegal applications. It is best to contact the relevant People and Development professional to discuss available opportunities, or to discuss submitting a Curriculum Vitae. For information regarding who to contact please visit the how to apply page.
What are the chances of obtaining paralegal work at Clayton Utz?
The availability of paralegal work and the selection of paralegals varies from office to office. Who to contact can be found on the how to apply page.