LIFE AT MCW
McInnes Wilson Lawyers pursue a culture of high performance, personal and professional accountability, and collaboration both within and outside the firm.
They believe in fostering a culture that produces sustainable results, encourages and rewards loyalty and above all else, makes the firm a great place to work.
It’s the little things that can make a big difference in making ones work/life balance and working environment more enjoyable. At McInnes Wilson Lawyers a range of benefits are provided that aim to support staff both personally and professionally. If individuals want to be challenged, to work with passionate experts, and to have the opportunity to make a real difference, come and join McInnes Wilson Lawyers.
- A Challenging Work Environment
McInnes Wilson Lawyers consistently out-perform larger competitors on a number of factors across a broad range of specialised legal services which provides the firm with the privilege of serving a diverse range of clients, providing you the opportunity to work on complex legal issues across a number of practice areas.
On occasion we are able to provide opportunities for secondments with some of our corporate clients. The firm is also an affiliate of Globalaw, a leading worldwide network comprising over 100 independent law firms practicing in over 80 countries.
- Career Development
McInnes Wilson Lawyers people are what make the firm successful which is why they are committed to ensuring that you have access to the right opportunities to grow your careers with them.
Path to Principal Program
This program is designed to support and motivate firm staff to pursue long term growth and success of their career and to assist with career planning.
McInnes Wilson Lawyers leaders and aspiring leaders are provided with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills to adequately prepare them for the challenging role of leading a team. The firm's Leadership Program addresses the key competencies that they believe current and future leaders require, to be, successful in their role.
The firm's Mentoring Program provides its people with an opportunity to seek career guidance and professional support that will encourage personal and professional growth through the provision of knowledge, experience, support and guidance.
- Community Engagement
McInnes Wilson Lawyers are committed to making meaningful contributions in the community. The firm's lawyers have the opportunity to offer an extensive range of pro bono legal advice to a number of organisations and individuals who may not otherwise be able to afford premier legal assistance. The firm is a signatory of the National Pro Bono Research Centre’s Aspirational Target for pro bono legal services.
McInnes Wilson Lawyers provide a flexible workplace so that you can achieve a balance between work, home and life. Some of the firm's initiatives include; the opportunity to apply for part-time or alternative hours, or job share; birthday leave – if your birthday falls on a work day or even a weekend, you can take a day of leave; paid Parental and Partner leave benefits to allow new parents time to be with their newborns and a leave of absence and short term breaks.
- Health and Wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of the firm's people is important to them. McInnes Wilson Lawyers offers a variety of initiatives through the firm's Health, Wealth, Life and Sustainability Program which aims to promote healthy living and create a sense of personal wellbeing.
Some initiatives include;
- access to an Employee Assistance Program;
- corporate health insurance rates;
- health and wellbeing seminars;
- on-site massages;
- on-site personal training;
- influenza vaccination program; and
- participate in sustainability, sporting and charity events such as the popular Corporate Games, Bridge to Brisbane and MW Recruitment Swimming Carnival
- Learning and Development
McInnes Wilson Lawyers are committed to your continued personal and professional growth and development as we believe it is the firm's expertise and connection to industry that sets us apart. The firm's people have access to a comprehensive internal CLE Program as well as external seminars and conferences. Many of the firm's practice areas also facilitate professional development programs at a team level. The firm will also contribute towards the cost of further study if there is a demonstrated benefit to the firm.
- Reward and Recognition
McInnes Wilson Lawyers practice areas have a variety of ways of recognising and rewarding their people. It’s about acknowledging and valuing people for their everyday contributions and achievements. The firm also formally hosts quarterly awards and end of year award ceremonies as well as other staff functions such as breakfasts and Friday afternoon functions.
- Social Initiatives
In addition to many employee functions hosted by the firm throughout the year, McInnes Wilson Lawyers also have an active social club which arrange a number of events and activities throughout the year. These events provide you with an opportunity to meet and network with others on a more social level.