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At Wallace & Wallace Lawyers we value our people as our greatest asset and believe in fostering a dynamic, inclusive, and rewarding work environment. We are dedicated to providing professional growth opportunities and supporting our team members in achieving their career aspirations.

A word from Sara Sugars, Managing Partner

“We believe that our strengths lie with our employees and the firm rewards hard work and commitment with praise and benefits. There is a true team spirit amongst all employees and this is further enhanced by an active social club which is strongly supported by all partners and associates of the firm. In turn we expect our employees to show commitment and a willingness to contribute to the overall effectiveness, efficiency and continued success of the firm. The partners and management welcome any suggestions for improvements and value all comments in this regard.”

Human Resource Philosophies and Policies

The human resource management goals of the firm are:

  • To provide a more satisfying, motivating work environment for all staff.
  • To attract and retain quality applicants.
  • To recognise the need for solicitors to have dedicated support.
  • Being able to address “work / family” balance.
  • To create a common mindset amongst all staff.
  • To develop a greater degree of ownership amongst the staff and a preparedness to give discretionary effort.
  • To develop a feeling that everyone’s contribution is recognised and valued by the organisation.
  • To enable staff to contribute to the greater business effectiveness and improved productivity of the firm.
  • To enable support staff to play an important role in the management of the client experience with the firm.
Technology and the law

To assist our staff we harness the latest technology to streamline our operations and enhance client service. We endeavour to remain at the forefront of the legal industry, utilising cutting-edge tools for case management, secure client communications, and efficient research. This modern approach not only improves our productivity but also provides a dynamic and progressive work environment to assist our staff.

Solicitors and Lawyers

As a solicitor or lawyer at Wallace & Wallace Lawyers, you will be part of a dedicated team known for its expertise and client-focused approach.  The firm is broken up into teams for commercial law, family law, litigation and personal injury law, with three of those departments headed by Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialists.  Our solicitors and lawyers specialise in their chosen areas of law, allowing them to focus on their preferred fields.  We offer:

  • Challenging Work: Engage in complex and varied cases and matters across your chosen area of law.
  • Professional Development: Access to continuous learning opportunities (CPD), including workshops, seminars, and mentoring programs.
  • Supportive Environment: Work in a collaborative setting that values your contributions and promotes work-life balance.
Graduate Law Clerks

Starting your legal career with Wallace & Wallace Lawyers means gaining hands on experience and building a solid foundation for your future. We provide:

  • Comprehensive Training: Benefit from structured training programs and practical learning experiences.
  • Mentorship: Receive guidance from experienced legal professionals who are invested in your growth including Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialists.
  • Career Progression: Opportunities to advance within the firm based on performance and potential.
Law Students - Work Experience

We encourage law students who are interested in working at Wallace & Wallace Lawyers to forward their letter, resume and academic results.  Most years the firm will hire at least one graduate and interviews are usually conducted in the second half of the year.  The firm encourages law students to apply for a clerkship/work experience over the winter or summer university holidays.  We offer law students the chance to gain invaluable work experience and insight into the legal profession and this is an excellent opportunity for you to become connected with the firm.  Our program includes:

  • Real-World Exposure: Participate in actual cases and matters, gaining practical skills.
  • Networking: Build connections with professionals and peers within the firm for possible future job opportunities.
  • Career Insights: Understand various legal career paths and discover your areas of interest.
Conveyancing Paralegals

We offer an exciting environment for conveyancing paralegals to thrive. By joining us, you will benefit from:

  • Skill Development: We provide comprehensive training and mentorship, ensuring you develop valuable legal skills and expertise in property transactions.
  • Supportive Work Environment: Our collaborative and inclusive workplace fosters professional growth and encourages innovation. You'll be part of a team that values your contributions and supports your career aspirations.
  • Career Growth: Our firm is committed to your long-term success and we support further study for career advancement.
Legal Assistants & Administrative Support Staff

As a legal assistant or administrative support member at Wallace & Wallace Lawyers, you will play a crucial role in supporting our legal teams. We ensure:

  • Skill Development: Opportunities to enhance your legal and administrative skills through training.
  • Dynamic Work Environment: Work in a fast-paced, engaging setting where your contributions are valued.
  • Career Growth: Potential to take on more responsibilities and advance within the firm.

At Wallace & Wallace Lawyers, we are committed to creating a workplace where every team member can thrive. If you are passionate about law and eager to contribute to one of Mackay’s leading law firms, we invite you to explore the opportunities available with us.

Expressions of Interest

The firm may not always be advertising but we are always willing to consider any applications from prospective employees to join our team.  Any Application will be treated with confidentiality, even when a candidate does not join the Wallace & Wallace Lawyers team.

How to Apply

Please forward your application including your CV and a covering letter to:

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