Careers - Twomey Dispute Lawyers

Careers

Ever heard of a law firm that doesn’t claim to do things differently? Us, neither. Fortunately, we’re litigators, so we’re not afraid to support our case…

First, clients and lawyers must agree we’re doing something differently because Queensland hardly needed another law firm when we started in 2019.

Back in 2019, we were one litigator working in a shipping container turned into an office. By January 2023, we’d moved into our third office on the Gold Coast because we kept growing. Over the same few years, we opened offices in Brisbane and the Northern Rivers.

Second, it turns out we weren’t the only litigators who believe:

  1. The suit and tie don’t make the litigator
  2. Ocean or river views don’t make the law firm

We quickly found lawyers wanted to work at our kind of firm, at least the ones who also believe that a law firm should be a group of talented people with everything they need to do what they do best. That means:

  • Our litigators litigate with the support of a general manager and admin team.
  • We don’t expect litigators to moonlight in other areas of law or cross-sell clients to other departments. (We’re a specialist litigation firm; we don’t have other departments.)
  • Our non-lawyers are valued for their ability to find and fix inefficiencies. They’re not expected to spend their days cutting themselves out from under layers of outdated practices.

Pretty damn flexible

We believe happy people do the best work. At the same time, we believe litigation is a team effort, and the teammates need to be in the same room most of the time.

That doesn’t mean you can’t be part-time. It doesn’t mean you can’t work from home on Tuesday morning for the plumber or work from Sydney on Friday because the Thursday flights were best for your weekend away. (We once had a lawyer working from Canada on her five-week ski trip.)

So, we want you to have work-life harmony, but we want to be clear, too. Our team culture is about being together, liking each other and learning from each other. Learning from each other includes getting mentored by more experienced lawyers, which happens because we’re in the office together and all amongst it on every detail of a matter.

As well as being flexible for those one-offs like the plumber, our way of getting everyone’s work and life in harmony (and treating people like grown-ups) includes…

  • Choosing your start and finish times. (Want to get in early so you can pick up the kids from school? No problem. Or you’re not a morning person? We get it.)
  • Making your own public holidays. (Want to work over Easter or Christmas so you can go away outside school holidays? That’s fine with us.)

Do what’s expected of you and be available when you need to be available, and you’ll find we’re wide open. We’re just not big on permanently working from home because we do our best work when we’re working with each other.

Sound like somewhere you’d enjoy practising law?

If you’re a litigator on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane or the Northern Rivers and want to give top-tier advice to happy clients without the layers of law firm rubbish, let’s have a confidential chat.

To get the ball rolling, send us an email to info@tdllaw.com.au.

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