find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Insurance Lawyer (3-5 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Dynamic organisation ·
View details
Legal Counsel
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: North Sydney NSW 2060
· 18 month fixed term contract · 3-5 years PQE with TMT exposure
View details
Most sought-after firms identified by state

Most sought-after firms identified by state

Attraction Firms

Exclusive research by Lawyers Weekly has found that the most in-demand legal employers vary dramatically by state.

In an employer of choice survey, Lawyers Weekly asked respondents: ''Which firms would you most likely approach if you ever decided to leave your current firm?"

Of the 587 legal professionals who answered this question, the most respondents came from NSW.

The firm with the strongest support from NSW lawyers proved to be Henry Davis York – of the lawyers who nominated this firm, 68 per cent were from NSW.

Established in Sydney, the firm expanded to Brisbane in 2011 and has announced plans to open a Canberra branch in the near future.

The greatest support from Victorian lawyers was shown for Lander and Rogers, with 58.3 per cent of its fans located in that state.

The firm now has offices in Sydney and Brisbane but was founded in Melbourne in 1946.

McCullough Robertson attracted the most support from Queenslanders, with this group making up 62.2 per cent of those who nominated the firm as the one they would most likely approach.

Billed as “Queensland’s largest law firm”, McCullough Robertson expanded to Newcastle in 2009 and Sydney in 2010

The response rate from WA was markedly lower than from the other states.

However, the state’s strongest show of support was for Jones Day, whose nominations comprised 27 per cent of WA lawyers who responded to the question.

Like this story? Subscribe to our free newsletter and receive Lawyers Weekly every day straight to your inbox.

 

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Most sought-after firms identified by state
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
LCA president Fiona McLeod SC
Aug 17 2017
Where social fault lines meet the justice gap in Aus
After just returning from a tour of the Northern Territory, LCA president Fiona McLeod SC speaks wit...
Marriage equality flag
Aug 17 2017
ALHR backs High Court challenge to marriage equality postal vote
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has voiced its support for a constitutional challenge to ...
Give advice
Aug 17 2017
A-G issues advice on judiciary’s public presence
Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis QC has offered his advice on the public presence of jud...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...