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We're proud to announce that Montgomery’s UK office has formally partnered with Ashurst on a new Diversity & Inclusion initiative, designed to level the playing field for candidates from all backgrounds. We are one of eight recruitment firms across the UK who have pledged a commitment to the initiative, which aims to ensure candidate representation of the widest talent pools, including but not limited to social mobility, gender, disability and LGBTIQ+.  This will be measured by: Shortlisting and introducing a diverse talent pool. Annual analysis and reporting to provide clarity of diversity in the market. Promoting transparency throughout the recruitment process by...

Welcome to the year of promise! As suspected at the tail-end of last year, we have experienced a very busy start to 2021 with plenty of opportunities across the country. New South Wales remains the busiest state in the country with opportunities across all practice areas and a substantial number of in-house opportunities.  We have seen a significant increase in corporate related positions, including M&A (private and public), private equity and/or equity capital markets; in addition to tax (which was dead quiet last year) and property. There has also been a continuing demand for construction, competition, TMT, employment, finance and litigation lawyers. ...

I can’t say I have ever felt like people need more of a break than what I have observed over the past few weeks.  Fatigued, some broken, even the once enthusiastic chorus of staff looking to celebrate a Christmas Party (or two or three), a single, typically team-based Christmas Party, is now met with a look of indifference. It has been reported that while Australia dipped into a recession, the legal sector (like it always seems to do…) experienced a profitable year. Helps if you have a diversified full-service law firm, as anecdotally at least, not all law firms have had such...

Queensland maintains their title as “The Smart State”, leading the country in terms of management of the spread of COVID-19.  They currently have low levels of COVID cases, including only one current hospitalisation in the whole of Queensland. While the Queensland border is open, there are significant police checks in place and a massive barricade in Coolangatta to ensure sneaky New South Wales residents are not able to avoid the usual coronavirus checks.  In other words, there continues to be a smart strategy in place allowing the state to conduct business as (almost) usual. Strategic hiring With a number of lawyers (and wider...