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Local expertise with global opportunities

For more than 200 years, we have focused on building a reputation as a top tier law firm, with a global presence and a culture founded on excellence, a commitment to sustainability and dedication to providing legal and business solutions to our clients.

For you, this means being part of an innovative, collaborative, and respectful environment. An environment which is curated to empower our people to excel, reach their full potential and be rewarded. You will be given the opportunity to work with the highest calibre partners and lawyers across our global network, and have the chance to tackle career-defining legal challenges

If you're a qualified lawyer seeking a fulfilling career, we welcome you to explore who we are and what we can offer you!


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Our practice groups

Our practice groups are award winning and recognised for working on some of the world's largest and most impactful legal matters. Guided by partners, our teams work collaboratively on a global basis to deliver cutting-edge advice and support to a diverse range of clients across a variety of industries. Our areas of expertise include:

Other legal roles

We also offer a range of roles for legally trained experts that provide the same access to work from market leading clients, learning and development, and long term career opportunities.

Ashurst Advance Reach is our firm's dedicated flexible career offering. We work with a team of top-tier legal professionals on short-to-medium term placements, both within the firm and in-house with our clients. Whether you are an experienced consultant or new to this way of working, our Reach team can help you think creatively about your next career step.

Please visit the Ashurst Reach page for more information.

Pro bono at Ashurst is considered a stand-alone legal practice. This practice works closely with, and along-side, the firm's Social Impact programme. We have had a global pro bono partner since the merger between Ashurst LLP and Ashurst Australia in 2013. Our global pro bono and social impact partner, Sarah Morton-Ramwell, aims for each of our offices to operate a national pro bono practice. Sarah also recognises the importance of taking on cross-border pro bono projects which enable our people across offices to work together to tackle global and regional social justice issues.

From time to time we recruit qualified lawyers into our dedicated pro bono team to work solely on pro bono matters, including liaising directly with clients and engaging our internal lawyers to assist with matters.

Please keep an eye on our vacancies page for when roles arise.

The Legal Analyst team is the core of the Advanced Delivery Services team of Ashurst Advance, and is dedicated to producing legal work for the firm and clients in the most efficient and economical way possible.

The role will give you great exposure to high quality commercial legal work and provide you with the opportunity to apply and develop your skills across a broader range of practice areas, clients and industries than what you would traditionally have access to in a legal role.

We look for people who are legally trained (you don't need to be a qualified lawyer) and recruit annually into Brisbane and Glasgow. Please follow the links for more information.


Legal Analyst Brisbane

From time to time our offices hire paralegals. The specifics of the role may depend upon the location and the team you'll be working for, but in most instances you will work closely with the practice group and any fellow paralegals on transactions, disputes or projects.

Depending on the role, we usually look for people with legal training or experience, excellent attention to detail, a willing attitude to learn and work with a team to meet deadlines, and strong organisation and communication skills.

Please keep an eye on our vacancies page for when roles arise.

Your career at Ashurst

What sets us apart is our culture – working and collaborating as one firm globally, pursuing excellence in everything we do, and striving to constantly innovate and adapt.

We have an attitude that is always looking for better ways to deliver to our clients, our firm and our people.

To deliver the best solutions to our clients is to deliver the best to our people. With this in mind we can offer you unique and empowering opportunities, including:

  • Global focus

    You’ll work globally – whether that’s through a secondment, a transfer to another office overseas or simply through your day-to-day work.

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  • Pro Bono

    We are committed to creating a global pro bono practice.

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  • Career development and training

    Outpacing change starts with a learning culture committed to thinking differently.

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  • Workplace flexibility

    We're committed to creating working environments across our offices where people are supported to perform at their best.

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Peitian Xia

"As a projects lawyer at Ashurst, I get to work on the most complex and city-shaping projects. I find it satisfying seeing my work turns into roads, metro stations, hospitals, airports, wind and solar farms, etc that get used by and benefit our communities. Lawyers in our team get "stretched" if they are willing, while senior lawyers are hands-on and will proactively make sure junior lawyers get enough guidance and support. Our people are down to earth, genuine and practical. While we take our work very seriously, we don't take ourselves too seriously. Hearing laughter from desks away is a constant occurance, and we work to create a relaxed and collegiate environment that promotes collaboration between colleagues and across offices."

Peitian Xia - Senior Associate, Projects & Energy Transition, Sydney

Sylvia Tee

"Since beginning my career I have worked in a number of different jurisdictions throughout Asia Pacific, which has taught me to appreciate the importance of working within a cohesive global team, particularly within my specific area of practice, international arbitration. Working at Ashurst offers precisely that. Since joining the firm in May 2022, I have had the opportunity to work with colleagues across various offices on multi-jurisdictional matters, and effectively split my time between Singapore and Hong Kong. There is a true collaborative culture, where the best idea always wins, and where everyone works together to win the most interesting work and deliver the best results for our clients."

Sylvia Tee, Counsel - Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong/Singapore


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Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging

Our inclusive and diverse culture stands at the heart of everything we do. For more information on our initiatives and the support we provide please follow the link below.

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Agency submissions and candidate introductions will only be accepted with prior approval from a member of the Ashurst Talent Acquisition team. To submit or introduce a candidate, an agency must have valid agreed terms of business in place with Ashurst. Any agency submissions or candidate introductions made without prior approval or without the agreed terms of business in place will be considered invalid.


We are committed to offering a safe and welcoming environment for our employees and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. With diversity and inclusion at the heart of what we do we place a strong emphasis on working with people from diverse communities and aim to make a positive impact through our Social Impact programmes.