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Released 10/22

Gilchrist Connell named in Australasian Lawyer Fast Firms for the second year in a row

Australasian Lawyer has named Gilchrist Connell in their Fast Firms 2022 as a fast-growing law firm in Australia.

Recognised by Australasian Lawyer as one of Australia’s Fast Firms for the second year running is an acknowledgment of our standout growth in revenue, client partnerships, general headcount and bolstering our key service lines.

Managing Partner Richard Wood said of our growth strategy – “We stay close to our clients to anticipate their needs, building out our capacity to meet those needs, so that our growth – both in terms of revenue and headcount – hits the mark.”

Over the last 2 years, we have experienced tremendous headcount growth. Since 1 January 2021, for example, the number of lawyers calling Gilchrist Connell home has increased nationally by over 54%. We continue to recruit on average 6-7 lawyers a month, plus non-fee earning roles to support that growth.  Richard Wood further notes “this ability to secure candidates ahead of our competitors is based on our culture, our commitment to the further development of our people and the opportunities we offer. We have discovered that while salary is important, and we do pay well, it certainly isn’t necessarily the most important issue,” he says.

Gilchrist Connell has remained committed to client service excellence, response growth and diversity, industry recognition, industry leadership and positive culture. “As we continue to grow, so too have our benefits offered to employees, including flexible working arrangements for work-life balance, market-leading health and wellbeing services including mental health support, extra leave, reward travel, in addition to our discretionary bonus scheme which all employees are eligible for.”

About Gilchrist Connell

Gilchrist Connell is a leading insurance sector law firm that operates across all Australian jurisdictions from its five offices. The firm’s fresh approach to legal services sets it apart. Gilchrist Connell is trusted by clients across Australia to provide commercial advice and representation. The team of over 140 lawyers advises insurers, brokers, underwriting agencies, self-insureds, insureds and businesses operating nationally and internationally across all lines of insurance. We also provide employment, WHS, restructuring and insolvency, corporate and commercial advice, and front-end solutions, to businesses, including the insurance sector, at all stages of their life cycle.