Why join Coleman Greig?
At Coleman Greig we are proud of our reputation as Greater Sydney‘s leading law firm. In order to uphold that position we must attract and retain the best people.
People are at the core of our business and we are committed to making Coleman Greig the employer of choice in Greater Sydney. We offer a work environment that is stimulating - one that supports individuals while they pursue their chosen area of law. The firm was ranked number 22 in the Top 50 Best Places to Work in Australia in 2020.
Our practice is structured into specialist teams, drawn from a diverse range of fields, which allows individuals to focus on a particular area of law and develop their skills and experience within that field. As a result of the expertise we have developed we are able to provide specialised services, combined with the personal attention and individual focus of a boutique-style practice. This unique combination enables us to continually attract high calibre clients and work from across the region.
Clear Purpose & Vision
One of Coleman Greig’s most important values is that of “purpose”, and our primary purpose is to design and deliver outstanding legal services that meet both the immediate and the future needs of our clients. We make sure that all of our staff members have a sound understanding of our vision and our expectations, and we encourage everyone to share in that vision.
We want to uphold our reputation as Greater Sydney’s leading law firm at all times. We are committed to management best practice, maintaining our strategic focus and providing the highest quality services. We aim for continuous improvement in all aspects of the firm’s operations.
Another core value at Coleman Greig is “Community” and our commitment to giving back to the community is both well-recognised and respected across the industry.
We are actively involved in raising funds for numerous charitable organisations including St Gabriel’s School for children with special needs in Castle Hill and the Westmead Hospital Foundation, as well as providing various networking, educational and developmental opportunities for the business community in Greater Western Sydney.
Over the years we have developed strong and mutually beneficial industry links and partnerships that set Coleman Greig apart from other regional firms. To date we have formed alliances with Western Sydney University, Australian Legal Practice Managers Association (ALPMA) and the Western Sydney Young Professionals network (WSYP).
The organisational structure at Coleman Greig reflects the value we place on every individual and their contribution to the firm’s success. We recognise and value vision and leadership in individuals and we encourage those qualities at all times and at all levels of the organisation.
Our deliberately flat management structure encourages communication flow throughout the firm, the transfer of ideas and the ongoing promotion of skills and talent within. We believe in the importance of innovation in a successful practice, and encourage every staff member to take up the challenge of continuous improvement through innovation.
As a firm we value innovation and creativity and continue to encourage our staff to contribute ideas that might improve our services or work environment. The Coleman Grieg “Hackathon” Program provides regular opportunities for staff members across the organisation to meet and share ideas that they believe will facilitate continuous improvement.
The most viable ideas are identified and the employee responsible is given the support they require to further develop the idea or see it through to fruition.
Remuneration and Benefits
We believe in fair and equitable remuneration, commensurate with experience and expertise. We track remuneration rates of comparable law firms, benchmark our salaries and offer an attractive Annual Bonus plan based on performance. Other benefits include flexible working arrangements to encourage work/life balance and the technology required to achieve this balance, such as a laptop, mobile phone and remote access.
Effective performance management systems facilitate vertical communication within the firm and employees participate in regular engagement surveys to ensure we continue to meet staff’s needs and expectations.
Rewards & Recognition
Employees are recognised and rewarded for their efforts, both formally and informally.
Formal recognition programs recognise employees for their contribution and they are rewarded with items such as shopping vouchers and gift cards. Informally we recognise employee’s efforts and show our appreciation through regular social events, and little extras like fruit baskets in the office and corporate massages.
Training & Development
Coleman Greig places significant importance on the professional development of employees. We offer a range of formal programs that include external training opportunities, support for approved tertiary study and a Legal Cadetship Program open to all full-time, first year law students who completed their HSC at a school in the Hills district, Parramatta or the Greater West areas of Sydney, as well as a series of internal training programs for both professional and support staff.
In addition to our formal training and development activities for all staff, our Talent Management program provides a structured career path and ongoing developmental opportunities for those identified as high performers.
At Coleman Greig our lawyers are given the opportunity to become involved in activities that will develop their skills in a wide range of areas. Training programs in non-technical areas, such as presentation skills and business development, help to develop critical personal skills for lawyers who want to further their career. We also provide opportunities for our professional staff to become involved in industry-wide programs and to speak at industry events etc, raising their individual profile and consolidating their skills and expertise in a variety of areas.