Ever wondered about mining rights on the moon or satellite networks? While not everyone may be as interested in space law as we are, we offer fantastic opportunities at the cutting-edge of industry. If you are considering what might be possible in your next career move then you have come to the right place.

Join us in Australia and be a core member of our team from your very first day. With over 100 people in our Sydney office, we remain a collaborative and highly connected team at a local and international level. We are consistently recognised by some of the most prestigious legal directories and institutions for the work we do for our clients. Our lawyers are selected with the view that they will become future leaders and experts in their chosen field of law. We know that engaging a diverse group of people from different backgrounds is key to our future growth and ongoing success. We strive to do the highest calibre of legal work and make impactful contributions in our wider community.

Can you see yourself with us? We can.

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.

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Sustainability

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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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 16 weeks paid parental leave plus parental career coaching, 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.

Working at Bird & Bird 

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I love the collegiate global nature of the firm.  Every day me and members of my team are interacting with our colleagues across the Sydney office but also right across the world.  We get to work on great matters with international clients and also build friendships with our colleagues right across the world.

Lynne Lewis Partner

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It’s great to be at a firm where teamwork, inclusiveness, collegiality and expertise are at the centre of everything we do.

Sophie Dawson Partner

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Bird & Bird provides junior lawyers the opportunity to perform meaningful legal work on high-profile matters for multinational clients. This exposure to meaningful legal work, in exciting areas such as IP and TMT, is my favourite aspect of working at our firm.

Tom Macken Associate

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Working at Bird & Bird connects me to a network of like-minded people from around the world whose drive and mutual interests facilitate productive collaboration, resulting in great outcomes for clients and stakeholders.

Katrina Dang Associate

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Future Leaders

The support we provide to aspiring cohorts of diverse potential leaders of the firm is demonstrated through our Future Leaders programme.

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Rich Hawkins

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Claire Arnold

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