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What are the most attractive firms in each state?

Exclusive research has uncovered each state’s most attractive law firms, with varied results across the board.

user iconEmma Musgrave 21 September 2018 Big Law
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Momentum Intelligence, in partnership with Lawyers Weekly, has just produced the fourth annual Legal Firm of Choice Report, providing an insight into the recruitment market and determining what internal and external factors make lawyers want to switch firms. The Legal Firm of Choice Report also provides insight into the annual Top 25 Attraction Firms ranking, which was revealed last week. 

In addition to uncovering key market trends and those employers who are most appealing to external lawyers on a nationwide basis, the report also offers a greater look into the perspective of legal professionals from each state, including which law firms are deemed the most attractive in their area.


In NSW, the top five attraction firms have been identified as Herbert Smith Freehills, followed by King & Wood Mallesons, HWL Ebsworth, Allens and MinterEllison.

In Victoria, Herbert Smith Freehills again took out the top spot. Lander & Rogers was ranked as the second most attractive law firm in Victoria, followed by MinterEllison, Allens and King & Wood Mallesons.

In Queensland, the mid-tiers dominated with HopgoodGanim Lawyers ranking number one and McCullough Robertson as number two. They were followed by Allens, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Mills Oakely.

In Western Australia, Allen & Overy and Clyde & Co were tied as the most attractive law firm, followed by Hall & Wilcox, Herbert Smith Freehills and Clayton Utz.

Lastly, in the ACT and South Australia, Clayton Utz and HWL Ebsworth were tied for the top spot, followed by Allens, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Deloitte Legal.

If you would like to purchase the Legal Firm of Choice Report, please contact Michael Johnson via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02 9922 3300.