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Why Turtons

Feel inspired. Play a key role in a dynamic team doing great work for fantastic clients.

Established in 1911, Turtons is one of Sydney's premier small law firms. Partly because of the work it does, partly because of the clients it attracts. But mainly because of what it's like working there.

  • Construction and technology focus, working with large privately owned businesses
  • Young, dynamic team led by two highly regarded, extremely supportive principals
  • Great office in an ideal location in the Sydney CBD

Great clients

Here are some of the companies you could work with.

These companies are privately owned and, without exception, a joy to work with. Most of them have an annual turnover between $20m and $250m. In most cases, we do all of their legal work.

The vast majority of our work is repeat business from existing clients, many of whom we have been working with for decades. Our approach to business is very based on personal relationships. We don't see ourselves or our people as a commodity, nor do our clients.


Gerard McMahon

Group Executive & Co-founder, SHAPE Australia

We’ve been working with Turtons since we opened our doors in 1989. Turtons has been an intergral part of our business success. We wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.
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Great work

Here are some recent matters you could have worked on. (They're typical of what we do generally.)

  • Advising a construction company on a $20 million contract for the refurbishment of a university building in Sydney
  • Assisting an emerging technology company raise $3 million in private capital
  • Assisting a group of shareholders in a civil engineering business design and implement a new shareholders agreement

Most of the projects we get involved in fall in the range of $5-30m, but obviously there are exceptions (at both ends of the scale).

The work is challenging. We are known for our ability to deliver practical solutions to complex problems, often in short timeframes. Our clients are commercially sophisticated. One of the fun parts of the job is collaborating with highly talented people (both within and outside the firm) to develop and implement commercial strategies.

Great people

Here’s where we say nice things about ourselves.

Or not. You’ll make up your own mind, so we’ll just give you the objective facts instead. (Pay attention to the absence of the usual superlative adjectives.)

We're a small team. Currently there are only about 10 of us in the office. We’re actively hiring and we’re aiming to grow the firm over the next 18 months.

We have two principals, Bill Henry and Greg Henry (father and son). Both graduated Sydney University law school, both hold MBAs, both hold degrees with first class honours (or equivalent), and both play an active role in mentoring the team.

We enjoy working with each other. We’ll often hang around for drinks on Friday and even catch up with each other occasionally on weekends. Not because we are required, but because we enjoy each other’s company.


Former Employee (Lawyer)

Employed for 5+ years

It’s an amazingly supportive place to work. I learned the practical side of commercial law and the importance of detail. My time there was invaluable to my development as a lawyer.

Decent hours

Here's how hard you would need to work


But you wouldn't need to work anywhere near the same the hours as you would in a big firm. 

Although there are exceptions, it’s unusual to find anyone in the office past about 6.30pm. It’s very rare that anyone works weekends.

You won’t find us in the office unless there is a need to be there.

What else?

Other things we like about Turtons.

Among other things, we have:

  • a culture where people are encouraged to take the initiative and work to their potential
  • a clear strategy on where we’re headed over the next few years
  • no bureaucracy or politics; decisions are made very quickly
  • a new (completed in 2017) light-filled office. We’re part office, part open plan, with all the offices having clear glass walls and doors
  • sit-to-stand desks
  • sparkling water on tap (an unexpected win that came with the new fit-out)
  • great IT systems and a drive to use technology to its full potential
  • a building with fantastic end-of-trip facilities, which a number of us use

Now hiring


Accelerate your legal education with hands-on work in a boutique commercial law firm in the Sydney CBD. We're looking for a law student to support our commercial and construction lawyers. Click here to learn more

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We’re always on the lookout for high quality people, and we don’t always advertise or promote positions on our website. 

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