Hamilton Locke Recognised as a Top Law Firm in The Australian Legal Partnership Survey

Hamilton Locke has featured in The Australian as a top 30  law firm in the publication’s latest Legal Partnership Survey. The Australian conducts a bi-annual review of the Australian legal sector and features top firms in its Legal Partnership Survey.

Managing Partner Nick Humphrey was quoted regarding our shift away from the traditional legal models and a move towards a workplace that prioritises our people experience. Click here to read the full article.

The Australian quoted Nick saying, “We understand the industry’s frustration with bureaucratic management structures and pressures to deliver short-term profits at the expense of employee development.

We continually work to create a culture that attracts, retains and develops the best talent with aligned interests and goals. We work to develop and scale a work environment based on learning, development, collaboration, innovation and agile leadership”.

Additionally, The Australian profiled our innovative reward and engagement model that work to put our people at the centre of everything we do. Click here to read the full article.

The Australian stated, “Hamilton Locke’s focus on people experience (Px) and the ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) for all employees (not just fee-earners) changes the relationship to one of shared purpose and ownership. The Da Vinci program, open to partners and staff, enables life-enhancing experience and opportunity”.

Legal Affairs Correspondent, Ellie Dudley, noted Nick Humphrey’s positive forecasted growth across our practices, offices and fee-earners. Click here to read the full article.

Ellie Dudley noted, “Hamilton Locke managing partner Nick Humphrey said the firm, where fee-earner increased by nearly 28 per cent and partners increased by 18.5 per cent, would continue to grow over the coming year”.

The Australian also quoted, “We foresee an uptick in all our practice groups with a higher expected growth rate in specific practice areas. In terms of growing practice areas, we forecast an uptick in our finance, litigation, restructuring, financial services, insolvency and workplace practice groups…

In line with our sector expertise and offerings, we foresee the largest growth opportunities in our utilities, infrastructure, health, government and new energy ­offerings…

growth in our Brisbane and Perth corporate practices due to their exposure to the mining and agribusiness industries”.

Hamilton Locke also featured in relation to the number of partners, fee-earners and graduates. Rankings include:

  • Ranked #3 out of 49 on 12-month change (%) in FTE Partners
  • Ranked #9 out of 49 on equity female partners (%)
  • Ranked #10 out of 49 on 12-month change (%) in Partners
  • Ranked #15 out of 49 on total equity female Partners
  • Ranked #19 out of 49 on total equity Partners
  • Ranked #29 out of 49 on total FTE Partners
  • Ranked #32 out of 49 on total Partners
  • Ranked #33 out of 49 on fee-earners

The Australian Legal Partnership Survey articles can be viewed below:

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