Following the unveiling of the 2022-23 ranking of the Top 25 Attraction Firms, Lawyers Weekly and Momentum Intelligence are able to reveal which firms legal professionals see themselves in at different stages of their careers – here we detail the firm choices made by lawyers aged 30-39.
The Top 25 Attraction Firms ranking, now in its eighth edition, is a key element of the Legal Firm of Choice survey, which identifies the most in-demand private law firms across the country.
This most recent survey was conducted between 14 November and 13 December 2022 and received a total of 462 responses capturing the attitudes, priorities and perceptions of private practice and in-house legal professionals in Australia.
For the past two weeks, Lawyers Weekly has published the Top 25 Attraction Law Firms for 2022-23, detailing which firms in-house lawyers would most like to join. Findings also emerged last week that a quarter of lawyers plan to leave their current offices and will do so in the coming months, and which lawyers are most likely to leave in the near future.
In addition, and for the first time, the Legal Firm of Choice survey surveyed in-house respondents to examine, among other things, which law firms were hired with legal departments, how much law firms were used by their own legal department in the past year, whether those in-house professionals would their chosen ones Recommend companies to others and how they would rate the performance of the hired companies.
Lawyers Weekly has also revealed the firms of choice, broken down by gender, as well as the preferred BigLaw employers of under-30s.
Firm decisions made by lawyers in their 30s
According to the results, legal professionals between the ages of 30 and 39 would like to work at the following firms after identifying these practices through their first and then second votes:
10. Mills Oakley
9. PwC Law
8. Hall & Wilcox
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5. Corr’s Chambers Westgarth
4. Baker McKenzie
3. Lander & Rogers
2. King & Wood Mallesons
1. Herbert Smith Freehills
Speaking of the results, Jerome Doraisamy, editor of Lawyers Weekly, said that once lawyers hit their 30s, their decisions will vary, but are likely to be influenced by longer-term personal factors.
“Generally speaking, lawyers in their thirties are settled in their practice and have a good sense of where their careers are headed. As such, they can focus their attention on what’s next in life and will therefore value longer-term financial security, family planning allowances, and leadership paths,” he said.
“The choices lawyers in their 30s made for this survey may reflect these and other lifestyle and professional factors.”
To read Lawyers Weekly’s full coverage of the latest law firm survey, see below: