Allens Confidential
04: Keeping connected during COVID-19

04: Keeping connected during COVID-19

April 30, 2020

From admiring colleagues' pets to growing bad beards, Partner Tim Stewart and Lawyer Claire Watson discuss working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tim and Claire recount their experience of the firm-wide transition to working from home and share tips on remaining connected and engaged with Geneva Sekula and new co-host Caitlin Burke.

03: The Allens and Linklaters global alliance

03: The Allens and Linklaters global alliance

March 19, 2020

In late 2019, hosts Roseanna Bricknell and Geneva Sekula had the opportunity to catch up with Linklaters Counsel (and former Allens employee) Andrew Marshall. Andrew reflects on his experience transitioning from Allens in Australia to the Linklaters office in London and explains what being part of a global alliance means in practice for all Allens employees.

02: Making wellbeing work for you

02: Making wellbeing work for you

March 12, 2020

Hosts Roseanna Bricknell and Geneva Sekula chat with Allens' Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing Kylie Scott and Senior Associate Jamie Guthrie about the firm's commitment to helping people achieve a work/life balance that works for them.

01: Clerkships, legal tech and app development

01: Clerkships, legal tech and app development

March 3, 2020

At Allens, Integrated Legal Solutions (ILS) is the team responsible for providing cutting-ledge legal technology solutions. In the first episode of Season 4, clerks Eric Gonzales and Adrian Brett reflect on their experience rotating into ILS and provide some insider tips and tricks for applying for clerkships. From developing apps to building 'logic trees', hosts Geneva Sekula and Roseanna Bricknell explore all things innovation, technology and automation.

04: The inside scoop from Allens’ grad recruiters

04: The inside scoop from Allens’ grad recruiters

November 11, 2019

For the final episode of Season 3 of Allens Confidential, hosts Rose and Geneva go straight to the source and speak to graduate recruiters Lauren Kay from Sydney and Manreet Singh from Melbourne.

With summer clerkships about to commence, Lauren and Manreet reflect on the application process and provide insight into what the firm is looking for in its future graduates. From interviews to attending clerkship events, they share some insider tips and tricks.

03: Same firm; two different journeys

03: Same firm; two different journeys

October 4, 2019

Grace Walton, Associate in our Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) team, and Mohamed Khairat, Associate in Projects & Development, joined our graduate program via two different paths. Grace began as a clerk and Mo joined as graduate. During their early days at Allens, they shared an office and co-founded a TMT 'zen zone'. In this episode, they share their experiences as junior lawyers and talk about the range of opportunities offered by the firm, from mentorship to secondments.

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.