FIRM SPOTLIGHT:
AUGUST EDITION

Gadens is a leading, preeminent independent Australian law firm with key practice areas covering Banking & Finance, Corporate Advisory, Disputes & Litigation, Employment Advisory, Family & Relationship Law, Government, Intellectual Property & Technology, Insolvency & Recovery, Property, Construction & Planning, and Tax. 

“Our vision is to be a preeminent, independent firm​ renowned for providing an outstanding client experience, innovative solutions and value. We will be nimble, with committed staff and high performance culture.” 

Founded in Melbourne in 1847, Gadens has developed through a number of transitions and grown in size and reputation to be a firm with 80 partners and over 630 people operating from offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. 

“Our aim is to help our clients achieve their objectives – providing an outstanding client experience for every client, every time. This is underpinned by our intense focus on understanding our clients, their needs and expectations and building meaningful, long-term relationships – a number of which span many decades. Our core values are the firm’s foundation and reflect the essence and character of the firm – they define how we interact with one another and our clients.”

Gadens has a strong reputation and is well regarded for its specialist, market-leading practices in advisory, transactional and disputes work. They work with clients across an extensive number of industry specialisations, including Aged Care & Retirement Living, Agriculture, Financial Services, Charities and Not-for-Profit, Education, Government, Private Clients and Property.

Gadens is widely recognised as an innovative firm and a leader in technology in the legal sector, as evidence in its recognition on the Australasian Lawyer Innovative Firms List for 2019. Gadens is known and respected for their ongoing research and development of market-leading legal services solutions. They use technology to provide cost efficient technology-enabled solutions for our clients through Gadens Portfolio Solutions (GPS), a proprietary suite of online business-to-business programs, legal analysis and management tools that offer a new generation method of conducting and managing high-volume legal work.

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Our aim is to help our clients achieve their objectives – providing an outstanding client experience for every client, every time. This is underpinned by our intense focus on understanding our clients, their needs and expectations and building meaningful, long-term relationships – a number of which span many decades. Our core values are the firm’s foundation and reflect the essence and character of the firm – they define how we interact with one another and our clients.

“Over the last few years we have also brought a number of new solutions online that continue to improve client collaboration. Centred around the needs of our clients and embedded in our Information Technology Strategy our technology solutions deliver, amongst other things, an ability to be nimble and dynamic in response to client needs, real-time visibility over legal workflows, and proactive responses to change that allows for increased risk management and minimisation.”

Gadens is one of the most diverse and inclusive law firms in Australia. It is committed to equality in the workplace, and is focused on achieving gender pay parity as part of the focus on gender equality. 34% of its partners are women, and 63% of their overall workforce are female. Gadens’ flexible work arrangements allow for changes to the time, location and manner in which a person works. Leading by example, 23% of partners and 33% of their management team are on flexible work arrangements.

 Gadens holds very exciting opportunities for graduates. Through their Grads@Gadens program they offer newly admitted lawyers the chance to join a dynamic organisation and make an informed decision about their career. Based on two, six month rotations graduates get to spend time in different practice areas in order to develop a broader set of skills which they can carry with them throughout their career. Through practical, on-the-job training, graduates get to work directly with partners and are exposed to ‘real work’ and ‘real clients’ from day one. Applications for Gadens’ 2020 graduate program open on 1 August 2019. For more information, visit the Gadens website.