Momentum Intelligence, in partnership with Lawyers Weekly, has uncovered the firms deemed most attractive to Australian legal professionals this year.
The results for the 2019 Top 25 Attraction Firms are in, with this year’s ranking revealing a change in perception to years’ past. A new number one has been crowned, ending Herbert Smith Freehills’ four-year streak, others have moved off the list altogether, while some of the big four accounting firms continue to make ground.
Now in its fifth year, the Top 25 Attraction Firms is part of the annual Legal Firm of Choice Survey, produced by Momentum Intelligence.
The ranking is formulated from one question within the Legal Firm of Choice Survey, which asks respondents which firm/s they’d consider a move to if they were to leave their current place of employment.
The list below indicates those who received the largest vote, identifying those thought of as being the most attractive employers across the business of law.
While these results are based on the opinion of external lawyers, they represent a unique opportunity for firms to see where they stand in the national legal market, what they can do to improve and how they can continue to excel.
Note, numbers that are the same represent the firms who have tied.
The 2019 Top 25 Attraction Firms are:
25. DLA Piper
22. Jones Day
22. Gaden Lawyers
22. Colin Biggers & Paisley
21. White & Case
20. Allen & Overy
17. K&L Gates
17. Deloitte Legal
16. KPMG Legal
15. Mills Oakley
13. Lander & Rogers
13. Baker McKenzie
12. PwC Legal
11. Hall & Wilcox
10. HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
8. Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers
5. Clayton Utz
2. Herbert Smith Freehills
Top 25 Attraction firms ranking – methodology
The annual Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms ranking was based on the results from one question in the recent 2019 Momentum Intelligence Legal Firm of Choice Survey, which asked:
“Which firms would you most likely consider a move to if you ever decided to leave your current firm?”, with respondents able to select more than one firm.
This year’s survey was conducted between 3 June and 3 August 2019, recording the views of over 1,000 legal professionals across Australia.
About the Legal Firm of Choice
The Legal Firm of Choice is an annual report produced by market research firm, Momentum Intelligence designed to reveal the attitudes, perceptions and priorities of legal professionals.
It is the resource for helping business leaders attract and retain Australia’s best legal talent by uncovering the key trends in the talent attraction market including the key drivers of satisfaction, retention and attrition.
These insights are delivered on an online interactive data platform that enables users to drill down across the complete five-year history of the survey that includes over two million data points revealing the sentiments of legal professionals over time.