Fast Facts

clients-45x45.jpg Clients

  • The Big 4 Banks in Australia
  • The Big 4 Accounting Firms globally
  • 100% of agencies across NSW State Government Department portfolios for all legal services panels
  • 65% of agencies across Commonwealth Government Department portfolios
  • 4 of the 5 financial regulatory authorities in Australia
  • The largest 10 investment banks globally
  • The largest 10 investment banks in Australia
  • 14 of the largest 20 Australian asset managers
  • 8 of the largest 10 property developers in Australia
  • 8 of the largest 10 construction companies in Australia

awards-45x45.jpg Awards

  • 15 practice area rankings in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017
  • 12 practice area rankings in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017
  • Over 50% of our Partners recognised in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017
  • Over 50% of our Partners recognised in Best Lawyers Australia 2018
  • Top tier law firm for Restructuring & Insolvency in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017
  • Top tier law firm for Restructuring & Insolvency in IFLR1000 2017
  • Insolvency & Restructuring Team received the highest ranking of Australian-based firms in this year's Global Restructuring Review Top 100 (GRR 100)
  • Finalist for Client Service Award – Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2016

values-45x45.jpg Client Experience

Our Values and Personality describes how we credibly, authentically and competitively position ourselves to work with clients and each other. Our Personality behaviours are the standards everyone at HDY applies to their work and relationships. As a result, we deliver a unique experience as a Firm through our Values.

offices-45x45.jpg Offices

Brisbane, CanberraSydney

community-45x45.jpg Community

FY16 community in numbers:

  • 7,040 hours on pro bono, $3.05m estimated value
  • 37 pro bono hours per lawyer
  • 79% fee earners engaged in community participation activities
  • 16% reduction in paper usage
  • 24.4% reduction in green house gas emissions over the last 3 years.

Pro bono areas of focus:

  • Youth at risk
  • Homelessness
  • Elderly at risk
  • Reconciliation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Asylum seekers and refugees.

Who we are

firm-45x45.jpg Total Firm

  • Partner = 45
  • Special Counsel / Senior Associate = 71
  • Lawyers = 63

Total Firm = 340 (including legal and business services).

gender-45x45-(1).jpg Gender split

Legal

  • Male = 45%
  • Female = 55%

Business services

  • Male = 23%
  • Female = 77%

achieve-45x45.jpg Achievements & Awards

  • Awarded the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for 6 consecutive years
  • Our Managing Partner is a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador
  • AWEI Bronze Employer for Excellence in LGBTI Workplace Inclusion
  • Voted most recommended law firm in Australia for 2015 – Beaton Research + Consulting Survey
  • Signatory to the Law Council’s Charter for the Advancement of Women
  • Signatory to the Bar Association of NSW Equitable Briefing Policy
  • Founding Member of Resilience at Law
  • Signatory to the TJMF Psychological Wellbeing Best Practice Guidelines

stats-45x45-(1).jpg Other statistics

  • 88% of staff are proud to work at HDY
  • 85% of staff would recommend a friend to HDY for employment opportunities
  • 58% of staff work flexibly in a range of ways for a variety of reasons
  • 51% of staff have carer responsibilities
  • We have 60 cultural affiliations
  • We speak 31 languages
  • We have 19 religious, spiritual & philosophical affiliations

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