Living & Working in Australia: A Guide for UK Lawyers

Georgie Robinson Living & Working Guide, CAREER ADVICE

Are you an overseas lawyer contemplating a move to Australia?

Whether you are seeking to move to Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, or Sydney, Taylor Root has over 30 years’ experience assisting international lawyers and expats transition back into the Australian legal market. 

We are the preferred recruitment partner to all the major Australian law firms for the supply of international lawyers. We are proud to have partnered with the leading firms across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth throughout our history and will continue to do so in the years ahead. 

There are many reasons why lawyers relocate to Australia from the UK. The most obvious reasons include the lifestyle, weather and the more enjoyable commute to the office. But there are also good professional reasons to make the move. Legal practice in Australia is very similar to that in London and, just as there is a steady stream of lawyers from Australia to the UK, there’s also a continuous flow of lawyers in reverse. Australian firms tend to offer a broader focus with less specialisation, allowing lawyers to broaden their experience.

For more junior lawyers, the level of training and interaction with partners is excellent. You might, therefore, make the move for a few years, and then return to London with a greater number of employment options than you previously had. The legal market in Australia is widely recognised as sophisticated and well developed. The quality of the firms and work is on par with London.

Whether this is definitely the next move you wish to make or you are simply interested in hearing more about Australia, please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of the Australian Private Practice team.

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