Graduate Program 2019

Location: Sydney
Job Type: Full time

Colin Biggers & Paisley is 116 years young and we continue to realise our vision of being recognised as the leading provider of legal services in our chosen fields of expertise. Today our practice has over 460 staff, offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, with a track record of high engagement and collaborative leadership.

We offer an environment where our values of Balance, Respect, Loyalty and Integrity guide all of our actions. We continually invest in our people, providing training, a formal mentoring program, learning and support, and promoting a social and connected environment. We also offer other benefits such as social and sporting functions, rewards and recognition, one on one mentoring, casual Fridays, Friday night drinks, office morning teas, massages and professional memberships. At Colin Biggers and Paisley Inclusion and Diversity is ingrained as part of our culture and the reality which is fostered by all, we encourage applications from all backgrounds regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or ethnicity.

We established the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation which brings together our entire community offering, underpinned by a central strategy of promoting and protecting the rights of women and children in Australia and abroad through pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions. To find out more about our foundation, check out our brand new website -          

Program Overview:

Colin Biggers and Paisley are offering a handful of graduate positions to start in late February 2019. Our Graduate Program runs for 12 months. During our program, graduates will rotate through different practice groups and will be immersed in real practical experience. Because of our size and the work we do, you'll get first hand exposure to legal experts from day one of your role as a graduate. You will work with some of the most respected partners and legal practitioners across Australia in a supportive environment with genuine support and encouragement. You will gain extensive on-the-job training which will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and practical experience needed to become a robust first year solicitor. You will be provided with full access to a wide range of resources to help you succeed.

What We Are Looking For:

We are looking for law students who are motivated and have a passion for our practice areas of Property, Construction, Insurance and Corporate Dispute Resolution. We are looking for individuals with fast learning agility, who are self-motivated, goal orientated, adaptable and client focused. We value students who are successful academically with regular involvement in extra-curricular and community activities are urged to apply. You will need to have strong communication, presentation, interpersonal skills and have a collaborative approach to work.

Application Timeframe:

Applications open at 9am on Monday 6 August 2018.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 13 August 2018.

Your Application:

Your application should include:

  • Covering letter
  • A current CV outlining work experience, community involvement, leadership experience, extracurricular activities and interests outside of work.
  • A recent copy of your academic transcript.