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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

4.3
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Corrs Chambers Westgarth Reviews

Based on 22 surveyed graduates working at Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.3
Based on 22 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The collegiality amongst the junior lawyers. I have made lifelong friends.
  • Inclusive, social, forward-thinking and generous with opportunities
  • The people you work with and the culture the firm has created makes you enjoy and want to and come to work each day.
  • The work is interesting and engaging, the remuneration is very competitive and the team culture as a whole is pleasant.
  • Supportive and friendly work environment, working for high-profile clients and opportunity to get involved with pro bono work through the Homeless Persons' Legal Service (HPLS) program. For graduates the Graduate Academy is particularly excellent!
  • Difficult to find life balance sometimes.
  • The work hours can sometimes be long but they are probably better than most commercial law firms.
  • Occasionally tedious work.
  • Managing competing demands.
  • Hours can be long and unpredictable however senior lawyers are generally conscious of this and try to mitigate where possible.

What Insiders Say

8.4
Career Prospects
8.4
Career Prospects
I am excited for future prospects at the firm, namely the range of secondment opportunities that are available to me. Lawyers 1-3 years above me have gone out on multiple secondments to clients and overseas firms where they have continued to develop. The firm recognises good work and makes an effort to promote where it is earned.
8
Corporate Social Responsibility
8
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corrs has a dedicated Head of Business and Human Rights which is an area particularly relevant to Corrs and its clients and deals with issues such as modern slavery in supply chains. I have assisted with some business and human rights research previously. There are also many CSR-focused events and training sessions. Corrs assists PIAC with the Homeless Persons' Legal Service which all grads get the opportunity to get involved in.
8.9
Culture
8.9
Culture
The social aspect at Corrs is one of the best things about the firm - people genuinely want to hang out with each other and seem to be like-minded, so social events are a lot of fun.
8.4
Diversity
8.4
Diversity
Corrs has a strong commitment to diversity on every front. Not only is there a large amount of employees from different backgrounds, Corrs encourages these employees to remain at the firm with strong support programmes.
8.4
Satisfaction
8.4
Satisfaction
As a graduate, the role tends to be varied and quite exciting. I generally assist my superiors and there is a lot of drafting, preparing advices to clients, research, and participating in meetings. Depending on the group, there are opportunities to get involved with mediations and negotiations.
8.3
Management
8.3
Management
My managers are excellent, they communicate with me regularly on their work and my own, they provide good performance feedback when I request it and they offer praise and recognition when I achieve. My managers make a concerted effort to mentor and teach me and ensure I continue to develop in the profession.
9.2
Office Work Environment
9.2
Office Work Environment
High-end office space and views, full-time barista and catering team/kitchen, can wear casual dress on Fridays.
8.6
Recruitment
8.6
Recruitment
Unique to other firms, my life stories and my life outside of marks/universities/schools.
8
Salary
8
Salary
The pay is very competitive, especially in comparison with top tier law firms, and the bonus structure is clear.
8.8
Training
8.8
Training
Training at Corrs is excellent. All graduates participate in Graduate Academy, which gives you an opportunity to meet other grads from across the country and participate in some interesting training sessions. There are many internal graduate training sessions specific to each practice group. You learn about legal research, legal writing and topics specific to your practice group.
7.3
Work Hours
7.3
Work Hours
The company is very flexible. I have commitments outside of work (sporting and other hobbies) that I am able to maintain even if it means occasionally leaving work early. The quality of work as opposed to the hours worked is what counts.
7.3
Sustainability
7.3
Sustainability
From working with recycled paper and moving to electronic filing we are reducing our footprint step by step. There are smaller initiatives like choosing what hours the air-conditioner is on for and promoting public transport or walking to work that our firm employs as well.