We want to work with bright, enquiring and motivated legal talent. Whether you are looking for work experience to kickstart your career or a new professional challenge, please get in touch with us.
We regularly assist law graduates and students with practical experience and mentorship, to contribute to our profession and learn from emerging legal talent. We take pride in our professional development program with many of our senior team commencing with Hillhouse as law clerks or junior lawyers.
Our offices have a welcoming and relaxed feel, based on our warm collegiate work culture. We have industry leading staff retention with a range of benefits for our team and an active social club.
Expressions of interest can be sent to the attention of our General Manager to [email protected].
I approached Hillhouse Legal Partners to undertake work experience during my semester breaks. The Hillhouse team were welcoming, outgoing and highly professional, and always willing to share their legal knowledge. As part of my experience, I was able to draft a number of legal documents, refine my research skills and be involved in a number of client interviews. My mentor, Robert Lamb, provided me with excellent guidance that allowed me to improve both my legal and practical knowledge. I felt my work was appreciated and I gained very well-rounded understanding of a legal practice.
Hillhouse Legal Partners provided me with hands-on practical legal training (PLT) across a range of the firm's legal specialities. Robert Lamb, who supervised my PLT, is very knowledgeable and endeavoured to provide me with a range of learning experiences whenever possible. Overall, I felt like I was gaining knowledge from someone who was focused on delivering smarter, cost-effective solutions for clients. It was great to gain real, practical legal training during my time with Hillhouse.
My time at Hillhouse was essential to my development as a student lawyer. Through interaction with partners and other legal staff at the firm, I was able to gain a number of skills which helped me develop and greatly assisted in my law school endeavours. The skills I learnt in the drafting of court documents proved invaluable in further study, as well as during further workplace opportunities.
I did my 4 week PLT Placement at Hillhouse Legal Partners. Everyone at Hillhouse made me feel welcome and treated me as if I was part of their team. Questions are encouraged and help is always provided. Throughout my time at Hillhouse, I gained valuable experience, especially from my supervisor Rob. I was constantly exposed to different areas of law and a variety of matters. I found the most beneficial aspect of this placement was the constructive feedback provided by Rob. I enjoyed my time at Hillhouse and left feeling more confident about working in the legal industry.
When I first started my placement, I was a legal student nervous about my professional career. When I left, I was a legal professional ready to go out into the legal world and make a difference. I was made to feel a member of the team and given my own work to undertake which at first, was very daunting. However, my mentor was there to guide me and give me support when and as I needed it. This gave me the confidence and self-belief that I was more than capable of completing legal tasks. My placement at Hillhouse Legal Partners helped me to develop professionally and as an individual.