Allens Confidential
02: Global alliance: a world of opportunities

02: Global alliance: a world of opportunities

September 17, 2019

Allens' global alliance with Linklaters opens up a world of opportunities, matters and cultural exchanges. Beyond amazing secondment possibilities, the alliance gives our people the ability to work with world's best lawyers on the most complex multijurisdictional matters in the market.

Just ask Allens Partner Christopher Kerrigan and Senior Overseas Practitioner Francesca Bonner-Evans – two former lawyers from Linklaters who sat down with us to share their stories about working overseas and reveal how life at Allens compares. Specialising in corporate criminal investigations, they also provide insight into what a day in the life of a Disputes & Investigations lawyer is like.

01: TMT (with a silent D)

01: TMT (with a silent D)

August 28, 2019

We begin Season 3 of Allens Confidential with a bang, speaking to two lawyers in our TMT (Technology, Media & Telecommunications) team.

Partner Valeska Bloch and Managing Associate Dave Rountree discuss how technology and innovation are continually shaping the nature of their work, and talk about the increasingly important role data management has to play. As Dave puts it, perhaps the team is best described as 'TMT with a silent D' (for data).

Hosts Geneva and Rose also find out what ultimately made Dave's clerkship application 'fly' above the rest, and it's not what you would expect…

05: Skills of the past, present and future

05: Skills of the past, present and future

May 30, 2019

In the final episode of Season 2, our hosts Geneva and Roseanna speak to Allens Managing Partner, Richard Spurio, and Partner and Head of Innovation, Anna Collyer. Reflecting on their time with the firm, they discuss how things have changed and how technology is helping shape the lawyer of the future. Listen in to find out how Allens is at the forefront of this change and driving continual innovation among its people.

04: Clerkships - as told by clerks

04: Clerkships - as told by clerks

May 8, 2019

Want to know what being a clerk at Allens is really like? Former summer clerks Georgie Kilborn and Xander Jackman do a deep dive into life as a clerk and give their advice to students considering applying for a clerkship.

03: Two paths to legal practice

03: Two paths to legal practice

April 29, 2019

There's no one path towards having a successful career in law. Lawyer Rhiannon Zanetic and Managing Associate Sikeli Ratu share their own personal journeys from university to law practice. From film production to escape rooms, the pair also give a glimpse of their interests outside of work.

02: Prioritising mental health and wellbeing

02: Prioritising mental health and wellbeing

April 10, 2019

Achieving and maintaining good mental health is important in all aspects of our lives, including at work. In this episode, Allens Chief People Officer Jane Lewis and Partner Vijay Cugati discuss how lawyers can look after their wellbeing and also explore the programs the firm has in place to help.

01: The sunshine state - Allens in Brisbane

01: The sunshine state - Allens in Brisbane

April 4, 2019

Back for a second season, Allens Confidential hosts Geneva and Roseanna speak to Partner Nicholas Ng and Managing Associate Nikki O'Leary, from our Brisbane office. Having both started at Allens as grads, Nick and Nikki look back over the years and share their own experiences at the firm.

04: Flexibility: fact or fiction?

04: Flexibility: fact or fiction?

September 24, 2018

How does flexibility work in a large corporate law firm? Geneva and Roseanna catch up with Elyse Adams (Managing Associate, Technology, Media & Telecommunications) and Mark Leersnyder (Associate, Projects & Development) to find out more about their experience of flexibility as new parents. They also discuss Elyse and Mark's international and client secondments. 

03: Do law firms really care about culture and the community?

03: Do law firms really care about culture and the community?

September 24, 2018

In an interview with one of Allens' longest-serving Partners, Ian McGill (Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunications) and one of its newest, Simun Soljo (Partner, Funds, Super & Wealth), Geneva and Roseanna explore the firm's culture and commitment to pro bono and community work.

02: What’s it really like to work at a top tier firm?

02: What’s it really like to work at a top tier firm?

September 24, 2018

Geneva and Roseanna catch up with two second-year Lawyers in Allens' Perth office, Elle Farris and Jonathon Holborn, to paint a picture of life as a junior lawyer at Allens.