About Us

Maddocks is a proudly independent Australian commercial law firm.

Maddocks has over 80 partners, who work alongside more than 550 people across our offices in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.

Our particular areas of focus are in the Infrastructure, Education, Government, Healthcare and Technology sectors. We also offer specialist legal expertise in the areas of Employment, Safety & People, Corporate & Commercial, Government Advisory, Property & Development, Construction & Projects and Dispute Resolution & Litigation.

Clients include medium to large private organisations, high net worth individuals and families, ASX200 companies, Commonwealth, state and local governments, leading tech companies, education institutions, not-for-profit organisations and high profile property developers.

We are guided by our core values of integrity, stewardship, collaboration and working together in promoting the interests of the firm, commitment to doing things better through excellence, change and innovation and respect for the value of the individual and of diversity.

From Day One

From Day One you will experience what it’s like to work at Maddocks.

This means you will have challenging, meaningful work, gain exposure to clients, be given a good level of responsibility, work in a supportive and collaborative team and have regular access to our partners.

The training you receive throughout your clerkship will ensure you are thoroughly prepared and ready to get involved in and contribute to client work straight away.

The program begins with a comprehensive orientation which includes training and development activities. You will also meet the people you’ll be working with.

During the program you will rotate through two practice groups of your preference, with support in each rotation from a buddy and coordinator. You will receive feedback from partners and others you work with, and a feedback review at the end of each rotation.

Of course it’s important to have some fun too and you will have plenty of opportunities to experience life at Maddocks through a range of social and sporting activities.

Beyond Day One

You will have access to top quality work for high calibre clients. This will enable you to develop both your technical legal skills and business acumen on a diverse range of complex and interesting projects.

Working autonomously and collaboratively, you will be supervised, mentored and supported by recognised experts in their respective legal fields at every stage of your career progression. In addition, the firm offers a significant range of outstanding training and development programs tailored to a wide variety of needs and interests.

Maddocks is very proud of and committed to its pro bono program which engages lawyers to contribute to the community in a meaningful way.

Or perhaps your interests and passions will lead to your involvement in one of our Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation projects. For those lawyers with leadership aspirations, our Accelerate program is a career development program that has a focus on empowering senior lawyers to maximise their potential as individuals and as leaders.

Key Dates and Contact

Here are the important dates for each of our offices for the 2020/21 clerkship program

Applications open: 9 June 2020

Applications close: 12 July 2020

Offers made: 16 September 2020

Offers must be accepted: 18 September 2020

For more information on career opportunities at Maddocks please contact:

Samuel Jurd (People and Culture Advisor)

61 (2) 9291 6286

We recruit our graduates from our Summer Clerk program.

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