The beauty of a global team is that we truly are one firm. This means you get to be involved in our activities courtesy of our flat structure and our transparent approach to continuous learning and career development.

If you consider yourself a curious, creative and innovative type, with a sharp eye for detail and a passion for what you do, you will go far.

Whether it be an opportunity to travel overseas for a conference or to meet colleagues or the ability to attend global or local training programmes, being part of a global mentoring programme or contributing via one of our committees, there is no limit to what you can achieve with energy and commitment.

Our teams

Marketing & Business Development

Build the firm's profile, win new work and strengthen and deepen client relationships.


Providing world-class support, our finance team drives efficiency and enables profitable growth.


Support the strong technology focus of the firm, providing modern technology to the business and creative solutions for our clients.

Human Resources

Cultivating our friendly and collaborative culture, HR empowers and supports all employees to achieve their potential. 


From keeping the lights on to keeping the team well fed, provide a high quality and safe working environment.

Executive & Office Support

Providing an exceptional level of secretarial and administrative support to the lawyers; our PAs are crucial for delivering excellent service for our clients.

Legal Project Management

Providing our clients with project management support throughout the lifecycle of their matters, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget. 

Risk & Compliance

Ensure we do the right work, for the right clients, on the right terms.

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How to apply

For more information on our current vacancies, please send your CV or contact the team

Bird Benefits

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Our agile approach to office and remote working enables you to find the right balance to deliver at your best. Supporting you, our business, and our clients in a flexible way.

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Progress your career and personal development with our award-winning development programmes, from our global mentoring scheme to our bespoke coaching opportunities.

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Equip yourself with a broad range of technical and business skills as well as a deep understanding of business issues through our technical skills-based curriculum.

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Home and family focus ̶ Generous family and carer leave and support benefits including 26 weeks paid parental leave, paid leave for fertility treatments, parental career coaching, access to additional family care leave, paid family and domestic violence leave, agile and flexible working policies, breastfeeding/prayer/first aid room.

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Wellbeing – Outstanding education and counselling services provided by our Employee Assistance Provider, free annual flu shots and regular ergonomic checks by a chiropractor, ergonomic furniture including sit stand desks, fresh fruit and snacks, weekly catered [infamous] morning tea, financial support for fundraising and sporting events, sports including lunchtime team games, yoga/pilates, morning ocean swims as well as social catch ups and team outings and events.

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Financial ̶ Salary sacrifice options available including through our partnership with a vehicle novated lease provider, paid support for practical legal training for graduates and further study available to all team members.

Trainee Quotes

Vanessa Halley

The work is so interesting. Never a week goes by that I don’t learn something new. It makes turning up to work an adventure.

Vanessa Halley Financial Controller & Business Manager

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Working with Bird & Bird is the most rewarding time of my employment life. In these four years, it has given me a great platform to progress in my career, with challenging tasks and excellent mentors. During any difficult situations, all partners and management are always ready to help.

Anil Jaganiya Assistant Finance Manager

Chris Woodforde

It’s been great to come back to work with Bird & Bird, to see the fantastic growth over the last 20+ years, and to actually find so many of the team still in place. So many of the core values of the firm haven't actually changed that much, and that's very refreshing.

Chris Woodforde Head of Corporate Affairs

Claire Arnold

I have always loved the variety and challenge of my HR role at Bird & Bird. Here you really get the opportunity to craft your career path and to work alongside smart, friendly and supportive people from around the globe as you progress on your journey.

Claire Arnold Head of HR & Operations, Australia

Diversity & Inclusion

We know an inclusive culture, alongside a diverse workforce, makes us more innovative and agile.

At Bird & Bird we want our people to bring their whole self, and their best self, to work. Our local D&I Committee is dedicated to ensuring that everyone is welcome here. We are passionate about creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and equality, and that is why we are regularly nominated as an Employer of Choice.

Global D&I


The shift to a more sustainable way of doing business needs people who embrace change and spark innovation. We’re up for the challenge, are you?

Our local Environmental and Sustainability Committee supports and drives our global E&S commitment by creating and reviewing local policies and guidelines, introducing new green and clean office initiatives, and increasing our social and ethical awareness as global citizens.

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Pro Bono

The ability to help isn't always enough. In today's world, more often than not, what's needed is time. We believe pro bono is time well spent.

Bird & Bird is a strong supporter of social justice and we recognise the importance of ensuring the law is accessible to all. We are proud signatories to the National Pro Bono Target. We support our fee earners as they undertake 35 hours of pro bono work each year and encourage all employees to get involved with our pro bono clients.  Our pro bono partner oversees all the pro bono work we deliver and is supported by a passionate Pro Bono Committee, driving initiatives aimed at greater social responsibility.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe in taking an active role in supporting our communities to make a difference.

We are focused on sourcing goods and services from suppliers that are environmentally sustainable and ethically made and we support local businesses and communities at every opportunity. Whether it is purchasing stationery or catering from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations or buying gifts from international charitable foundations, regional communities, or organisations supporting survivors of domestic and family violence; if we can see our dollars doing good things in our community, we know we are on the right track when it comes to giving back.

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Related contacts

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Narcissus Dhungana

Senior HR Officer

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Claire Arnold

Head of HR & Operations, Australia

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