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Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm with more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff. It has offices in Australia, Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and is the second largest law firm in the United States. Founded in 1833, Clayton Utz is Australia`s largest full-service business law firm. The company is headquartered in Sydney and employs over 1200 people, including 171 partners and 901 lawyers. Clayton Utz has lawyers across the country and features prominently in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers Australia. The firm was named “Law Firm of the Year” in the areas of competition and construction/infrastructure. By adapting to change and independence, the company continues to grow and prosper. Ashurst Australia Ashurst Australia is the Australian partnership of the global law firm. Based in Sydney, the company was previously known as Blake Dawson and merged with British giant Ashurst on March 1, 2012. Founded in 1822, Ashurst is a multinational law firm that partnered with Black Dawson in 2012 to become Ashurst Australia. Ashurst is a global full-service company based in London and has a sophisticated network of offices on the international platform. Business Review Weekly (BRW) ranked these firms in its top 500 private company charts based on gross revenue:[18] In Australia`s 2011/2012 financial year, the law firms with the highest revenues were:[19] Gilbert + Tobin is a leading transaction, regulatory and dispute resolution firm founded in 1998.

They employ more than 700 people and are considered “pioneers” in the provision of pro bono services. They provide commercial legal solutions to leading ASX 100 companies, leading domestic and international infrastructure and service providers. According to the 2018 National Lawyer Profile published by the Law Society of NSW, there were 18,748 private law firms in Australia. The profile also revealed that there were 76,303 practising lawyers in Australia as of October 2018. Allens is a leading international law firm that, together with Linklaters, has 40 offices in 28 countries. In 2017, Allens was named Australian Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Asia Pacific. The company holds notable alumni with a former Australian prime minister, Supreme Court justices and a former World Bank president, all of whom contribute to its list. Update: On January 28, 2020, Australasian Lawyer reported that Allens helped sell what is believed to be Australia`s largest wind farm. The company advised Goldwind to sell a stake in the Stockyard Hill wind farm to Nebras Power Investment Management of Qatar.

This surpassed the record haul of 250 new partners in July last year, with companies continuing to catch up with promotions after the coronavirus pandemic (there were only 179 new partners in the July 2020 survey). In addition, the company provided $11.4 million in pro bono support in 2019. Are you ready to discover the top six law firms in Australia based on their income? After these major changes in the Australian legal scene, the term Big Six is less used, and leading law firms are now the preferred descriptor of the largest and most profitable law firms in Australia. [8] [13] Chinese law firm King & Wood PRC Lawyers and Australian law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques merged on 1 March 2012 to form KWM. KWM is the world`s leading law firm based in Asia. In Australia, the leading law firm consists of six law firms formerly known as the Big Six. However, as four of the six law firms in the UK and China have merged or partnered with them, they are now considered Australia`s leading international law firm. Mills Oakley rounded out the top five with 16 new partners, but expanded its partnership by only five after 11 outings. The company typically has a high turnover, as does HWLE, which had 14 partners and only grew by five.

Like HWLE, 14 partners were added, but Hall & Wilcox`s turnover rate was zero. It also saw the highest growth rate of any company with 100 or more partners, growing at 13.6% in the last six months and 18.2% in the last 12 months. MinterEllison has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Darwin, as well as Shanghai and Beijing. In addition, the firm`s network includes the offices of MinterEllison LLP in Hong Kong and Mongolia, Minter Ellison (London) and the offices of MinterEllison Legal Group. About 46%, or 136 of the new partners, are women. About two-thirds are internal promotions, while the remaining third are lateral entrants from outside companies. Macvean said the company was “optimistic about growth opportunities” and offered infrastructure, energy, health and senior care, public sector and insurance, as well as general and specialist lines. As of 2020[update], leading law firms in Australia (listed alphabetically):[34][35][36][37] Breaking news: A January 7, 2020 report confirmed MinterEllison`s role in the extension of the Northwest Line of the Sydney Underground. The company advised MTR Corporation and Metro Trains Sydney (MTS). Virgin Australia`s administration dominated the bankruptcy market, with the aviation market more affected than other industries, partly because of government support programmes that protected a number of “zombie” companies from bankruptcy proceedings, although restructuring and distressed takeovers were a staple for most practices. Until its closure, BRW presented its Client Choice Awards in the Best Law Firm category, with revenues in excess of $200 million, to a law firm that provides the best customer service. In 2012, this company was called King & Wood Mallesons.

[20] Overall, these companies are the highest in Australia with over $2.8 billion in revenue and tend to have the best customer service, top talent and impactful offerings. These six companies ranked in the top ten at one point and significantly increased their number of graduates in 2019 due to record profits. Let`s take a closer look at each of them. In total, there are now 4066 partners in the survey companies. The comings and goings have meant a net profit of $130 in the last six months and a 4% increase compared to 12 months for companies with historical data. The term Big Six Law Firms referred to the six largest Australian law firms prior to 2012. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] In 2012, four companies from other countries merged or established association relationships with companies from other countries (the United Kingdom for three of them, China for one of them). [6] HWL Ebsworth is a commercial law that applies nationally in Australia. It is considered one of Australia`s leading national law firms and was ranked as Australia`s largest legal partnership by the Australian Financial Review last year. The firm employs over 1100 people and 245 partners and is well established in the Australian legal sector.

McCullough Robertson is a leading independent Australian law firm. They work in a variety of sectors, including senior care and retirement, education, financial services, food and agribusiness, government services, infrastructure, etc. They currently employ over 430 people and 51 partners in their offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle. These top 6 positions in Australia are not set in stone and can become interchangeable in no time. So who`s on their heels in the competition? The latest edition of Best Lawyers revealed that there are a number of other contenders. The analysis covers 235 businesses, 44,000 employees and 5,700 partners/customers across Australia. Total revenue (for the year ended April 30, 2019): HSF revenues reached $965.7 million, up 4% from $277.2 million last fiscal year, as posted on the Company`s website. HSF also posted a profit of $306.7 million, up 11% from $277.2 million last year.