Gilbert + Tobin


Gilbert + Tobin is a leading top-tier corporate law firm and a key player in the Australian legal market. We provide innovative, relevant and commercial legal solutions to major corporate and government clients across Australia and internationally, particularly the Asia-Pacific region.

Our reputation for expert advice extends across a broad range of service areas, including: Banking + Infrastructure; Corporate Advisory; Competition + Regulation; Energy + Resources; Intellectual Property; Litigation; Pro Bono; Real Estate + Projects; and Telecommunications + Project Services.

With a focus on dynamic and evolving market sectors, we attract the brightest legal minds in the country;  a diverse mix of highly talented and motivated people who work with some of the world’s most successful organisations on ground breaking projects and matters. We have become the legal adviser of choice for industry leaders who value our entrepreneurial spirit, creative approach and determination to succeed.

We are as restlessly ambitious and innovative as when the firm was established.  Employing more than 500 professionals, we are proud of our continued recognition as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and acknowledgement as a pioneer in providing pro bono services.


Our clerkship program

Our Sydney Summer Clerk program runs for 10 weeks and consists of two rotations across the firm’s practice areas. During your time with G+T you’ll get a taste of what it’s like to work in corporate law, with the opportunity to assist on pro bono matters and participate in firm-wide activities. Our clerkship program gives you direct access to partners and lawyers who will challenge you intellectually and help you develop your skills. You’ll partake in our customised in-house learning and development program and have access to support and resources to make sure you feel confident when you join your practice groups. Plus, there’s plenty of time to have fun and network with people across the firm.

Clerkship applications are open from 15 June – 16 July 2017.


What we're looking for

We’re not a prescriptive firm when it comes to our people; we invite individuality and diversity. While strong results count, we delve beyond your academic achievements to ensure we find candidates that align with our firm’s culture and values.

At G+T we hold ambition, creative thinking, imagination and entrepreneurial spirit in high regard. Our people are collaborative, passionate and dedicated but most of all they enjoy what they do and never forget to have fun. We seek clerks and graduates that will complement our practice groups and don’t feel the need to take themselves too seriously – just like us!

Next steps for Graduates

Our main graduate recruitment path is via our Summer Clerk Program.

Graduates complete a formal 18 month program consisting of two nine-month rotations, commencing in either February or August. During this time you will undertake real work, build relationships with partners, lawyers and clients, and become an integral part of each practice group.  Rotations are available in all our practice areas and you will also be actively involved in other work activities, including business development, knowledge management, training and pro bono work.


Keep in touch

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