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Find out what it's like to work at Clayton Utz.
Ashley Tsacalos Partner, Sydney
"I leave the office at 4pm twice a week to work from home and this gives me the opportunity to spend the evening with my children which I thoroughly look forward to. I consider myself to be very fortunate to work for a firm such as Clayton Utz that strongly supports and encourages flexible working arrangements."
Bernadette Stirling Head of International & Market Development, Sydney
"I've always felt very supported in my different roles at Clayton Utz and in where I want to take my career. I've seen the different sides of what we do – from the intensity of major matters, to the generosity of individuals through our Community Connect work, to the hidden talents uncovered at our "CU Unplugged" music nights. It's a high performing environment, with great camaraderie and a genuineness in how we relate to each other."
Khash Kamali Lawyer, Sydney
"I started my career with Clayton Utz in the Canberra office, and from early on I was given the opportunity to work on several large scale Commonwealth procurement projects with key Commonwealth departments. During my time in Canberra I was fortunate to be seconded to the project team of a major ACT construction project. This gave me a hands on look into the day-to-day needs of our clients and also stimulated an interest in working with the Major Projects and Construction team in Sydney and Melbourne. When my personal commitments meant that I had to relocate to Sydney, Clayton Utz helped to provide a seamless transition into this team. Since moving to Sydney I've had countless opportunities to develop my skills and knowledge, including the sponsorship of my Masters in Laws."
Caroline Bush Partner in Charge, Canberra
"I have spent my whole career at Clayton Utz and feel I have been given every opportunity, since joining as a graduate, to develop as a lawyer. The firm supported me in flexible arrangements while my children were young, encouraged me towards partnership and this year, promoted me to the positon of Partner in Charge of the Canberra office. Our work is demanding, but our office is collegiate and friendly. I feel fortunate to lead an office of exceptional lawyers working on the most interesting and important issues arising for our clients."
Charlotte Bradshaw Project Manager, Sydney
"I commenced my career at Clayton Utz in the Clients & Markets (Business Development) team as an Adviser. After a while I discovered I had a strong interest in project management. Clayton Utz has a strong culture of encouraging personal and professional development, and I was supported to pursue this interest. A role in the Project Services team eventually presented itself and I made the move. The great part is being able to bring knowledge and existing relationships from my old role into the new role and continue to work with a variety of business teams and practice groups around the firm."
Brett Cohen Partner, Perth
"I joined Clayton Utz straight from university as a wide-eyed graduate. There are many reasons why I joined the firm (the primary one being I somehow convinced my interviewers to offer me a job), and numerous reasons why I have remained. From graduate to partner I've had the benefit of counsel and support from generous colleagues, and been offered opportunities that could only arise from a firm of Clayton Utz's calibre."
Majella Pollard Partner, Brisbane
"I have been at CU for over 10 years now, and put simply, I would not be here without the ability to work flexibly. I love work, but I also want to be very involved with my children, as well as assisting at the school and local community. So for me, I want to work part-time.
But flexible work arrangements should not just be for people who have children. I know a part-time lawyer who focuses on art on their day off."