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.
You can listen to us talking about both the firm, and the role, in the Beyond Billables podcast below.
And in case you hadn’t seen it, you can learn a little more about the firm’s culture by watching this short video.
Join the team and you will have the opportunity to work with the companies below, among others. Each of these companies is privately owned and, without exception, a joy to work with.
They each have an annual turnover of between $20m and about $500m. You would tend to get involved in contracts with a value of between $5-25m, doing front-end work, back-end work and everything in between. (Obviously there will be exceptions at both ends of this range.)
Junior Lawyer (Current Employee)
There's a lot of training and one-on-one support, and we're encouraged to get involved. I'm engaging directly with clients, contributing in meetings, and I get a variety of matters to work on. It's a great place to work.
And this is just a small sample. Most of the work is for head contractors. We occasionally work for developers, subcontractors and consultants.
Most of the projects you will advise on are commercial or civil. You will encounter a variety of contracts, mostly modified standards (Australian Standards and ABIC) and bespoke contracts. Your advice will be sought on a variety of delivery methods.
Our clients - which could be your clients - tend to work for blue chip companies and governments. Consequently, the firms on the other side of our matters are firms you are already working with (or perhaps working for). Firms such as HWLE, Clayton Utz, HDY, Corrs, Dentons, Minter Ellison, Maddocks, CBP, Allens... the list goes on.
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).
Or not. You’ll make up your own mind, so we’ll just give you the objective facts instead.
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. In a small office, every team member's contribution is critical. It's an opportunity where you can make a real difference.
We have two principals, Bill Henry and Greg Henry (father and son). Both play an actively role in mentoring all of our staff. Both graduated Sydney University law school, both hold MBAs and both hold degrees with first class honours (or equivalent). Bill has 40 years PQE; Greg has about 17. Bill is looking to transition into retirement. Greg is building a team for the future. Opportunities for equity are available for the right person.
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.
There’s not much more we can add. You can read some testimonials from current and former employees here if you’re interested.
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.
We work hard, but no nowhere near the hours you would work 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.
If more spare time sounds appealing, keep reading.
Among other things, you will experience:
This is an environment where we want you to make a difference, both within our office and for the clients we work for.
If this sounds like you, we'd love for you to get in touch.
Although this is a full time role, we are willing to consider part time arrangements for an exceptional candidate.
If you’d like to know more, you’ll need to get in touch.
We’re always on the lookout for high quality people, and we don’t always advertise or promote positions on our website.
If this sounds like the kind of place where you might like to work, fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch.