Recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience.
We have almost 3000 lawyers in 28 locations around the world working with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.
As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia, we help clients to open doors and unlock opportunities as they look to Asian markets to unleash their full potential. Combining an unrivalled depth of expertise and breadth of relationships in our core markets, we are connecting Asia to the world, and the world to Asia.
We want to be the law firm clients love to work with and a great place to work and grow for our people. It’s important to us and our clients that our people find working at KWM an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
With a growth mindset and innovation in our DNA, we partner with our clients to bring to life pioneering solutions which will help them to adapt, reinvent and evolve. We believe innovation comes from giving our people room to grow, and as such actively encourage input and ideas from all levels of the firm.
Growth conversations and real-time feedback is also a priority. So, whether it’s more targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, regular feedback, coaching or developing infrastructure, we want to help our people grow.
We are committed to making KWM a Great Place to Work and Grow – a place where we maximise both performance and wellbeing in a sustainable way to enable our people to flourish. We know that an engaged and motivated KWM team enhances our own experience, the experience we give to each other and the experience of our clients.
With us, you will play a key role in shaping the future of the firm and we invest heavily in development to support you in fulfilling your greatest potential.
Your learning & development experience
At KWM, we believe in giving our people trust and autonomy, but you are supported every step of the way with world class training, coaching and hands on experience.
KWM’s market leading Graduate Experience Program is designed to positively enhance your graduate learning experience. It is aligned with the firm’s strategic priorities and will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for professional and personal growth.
Our graduates are critical to the success and evolution of our business. At King & Wood Mallesons, we let you go beyond the law to become what you want to be.
You will be offered a unique training experience with multiple rotations and a bespoke comprehensive learning and development program. We invest heavily in learning and development to support you in fulfilling your potential.
Our Graduate Experience Program provides a practical business foundation for junior lawyers where you will learn:
As part of the Graduate Experience Program, we also offer a Practical Legal Training (PLT) course with the College of Law to our Australian Law Graduates, ensuring that you meet the requirements for admission to legal practice.
Innovation is at the heart of our growth mindset
Innovation is at the heart of our growth mindset. We know our clients’ needs continue to evolve and we have invested in a Transformation programme designed to uplift our digital literacy and capability to continually enhance the delivery of outcomes for clients. Through Transformation at KWM we are driving our people’s development, equipping them with future-critical skills via a series of connected learning resources. Our KWM Graduates participate in our Digital Bootcamps, designed to upskill our lawyers of the future across our suite of LegalTech tools. We have also removed billable targets for Graduates as a way of encouraging an open mindset in the drive for efficiencies during the formative stage of our lawyers’ careers.
Diversity for us is not optional - it is fundamental to our business success and to creating our great place to work and grow.
Diverse teams cultivate different ideas, make unique contributions, and offer innovative solutions. With an international client base such as ours, diversity enables us to deliver a service that reflects our clients’ needs and deliver an exceptional client experience.
Our key diversity and inclusion priority areas are:
In addition, one of our core inclusion priorities is to lead in wellbeing through a focus on both the everyday experience of our people and evaluating and redesigning the systems in our business model. Our approach to wellbeing is both preventative and holistic, encompassing physical, psychological, intellectual, and social wellbeing.