Our strengths

As a global law firm with a rich history spanning almost 200 years, we’ve established ourselves as a leading adviser to corporates, financial institutions and governments, on all areas of the law including finance, M&A, disputes and competition.  We’re renowned for helping our clients navigate through a complex and constantly evolving global landscape. With 25 offices across the world’s leading financial and resource centres, we offer the reach and insight of a global network combined with deep local market knowledge.

Our people are our greatest asset. We bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the expertise, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice our clients need. As a global team we have a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects, and for delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.


Seasonal clerkships

Want to know exactly what our work is like? For many of our future graduates, that variety of experience begins with a seasonal clerkship, which will give you an intensive insight into life at Ashurst. The aim of our clerkships is to expose you to as much real work as possible, to help you make an informed decision about whether this is the right firm (and career) for you.

For that reason, we’ll allocate you a supervisor and a buddy who can explain their work to you, include you in meetings and conference calls, and give you tasks to tackle. You will spend time in  two practice areas.


Graduate Programme

A thorough induction will kick off our programme, introducing you to all the resources you’ll need to support your work and training. Over the course of the 18 month graduate programme, you’ll enjoy a mix of classroom and on-the-job experience.

In collaboration with you, we plan three rotations of six months each and review that plan at regular intervals. Each rotation starts with a handover and training, complete with technical expertise, so you know exactly what to expect.


What does your firm look for in a seasonal clerk?

There’s absolutely no Ashurst “type”. We want to actively involved a broad range of minds with a broad range of backgrounds, all united by a common set of strengths.

• Excellent academic record and a passion to develop a career in an elite international law firm

• Outstanding communication skills

• Analytical ability, motivation, determination and drive

• Commercial awareness

• Teamwork and interpersonal skills



What you say in your application is up to you: but be sure to express your personality and tell us why you want to be a commercial lawyer – and why you’d like to join Ashurst in particular.

For Sydney, apply between 15 June – 16 July 2017.

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