The Opportunity.

A summer clerkship with Mayne Wetherell gives you an unparalleled opportunity to kickstart your legal career.

The deals at Mayne Wetherell don’t happen behind closed doors.  Our open plan office layout creates an excellent environment to learn and build relationships within the firm.  It also means that our summer clerks are given an unedited insight into all aspects of our practice from day one.

We invest significant time and effort into training and developing our lawyers to ensure that they have a breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to surpass our clients’ expectations.  For our solicitors, this is the key to driving individual growth and professional development.  Time and again, the opportunities provided to our solicitors and associates result in them progressing at a faster rate than their peers at other firms.

The Work.

Mayne Wetherell doesn’t operate a rotation system.  Operating as a single team, our solicitors have exposure to all areas of law which underpin corporate and finance transactions.  Our approach is in sharp contrast to full service law firms, where graduates often work in an extremely specialised area of law for the practice team to which they are allocated.

A broad range of work provides a challenging and interesting workload for our solicitors and ensures that they learn about all aspects of a client’s business and develop enduring relationships with our clients.  For our clients, our approach ensures that they will always receive the best possible advice on a matter, regardless of which member of our firm they are dealing with.

The Experience.

Our summer clerks slot straight into Mayne Wetherell, being assigned to teams working on real transactions that are underway at the time.  This hands-on experience is complemented by a specialised summer clerk training programme which provides a macro view of our practice and the law that underpins it.  The mentoring of our solicitors is treated with the highest priority and their training is directly supervised by the partnership.

Our young lawyers are given opportunities and encouragement to extend themselves from an early stage, but we ensure that they are never out of their depth.  Our partners make it a priority to be available to provide support and guidance.

Summer is our most social season.  Our summer clerks have the opportunity to participate in all of our social events – including networking with clients and other lawyers at functions, social club events, relaxing at Friday night drinks and attending our firm retreat.

The Rewards.

Our young lawyers, including summer clerks, are the future of our firm.  Each partner invests significant time training and developing our lawyers.  This, combined with a remuneration package well in excess of the rest of the market, ensures that our young lawyers have the ideal start to their career.

At Mayne Wetherell, a summer clerk’s first day is the first day of their career with our firm – the summer is not a trial period.  Our confidence that we have selected the right candidates allows us to commit our full time and energy into training those people from the outset.  Since the inception of our firm, every summer clerk has been offered a graduate position.