About the graduate program

This is where it all begins

At Colin Biggers & Paisley, our commitment to you is to provide the best possible legal and business framework - and the opportunity to work with legal experts who will mentor, support and encourage you throughout your legal career so that you will thrive as a lawyer in today’s competitive market.

We’re proud of our culture. When you join us as a law graduate, you’ll have the opportunity to do meaningful work supported by colleagues at all levels and encouraged to grow within the practice. We work hard for our clients. But we also make sure our people have everything they need to relax, recharge and have fun.

Do you want to jumpstart your legal career and work with a practice that was voted the 2024 Top Law Employer by GradConnection? Apply for our graduate program now.

Your future starts now

At Colin Biggers & Paisley, we’re here to make a difference. We are a unique legal practice and we believe in what we do. This applies to the solutions we create for our clients, the contribution we make to our communities and the careers we build for our people.

Applying for a graduate position at Colin Biggers & Paisley is the start of a legal career that’s destined to go places. Over the past five years we have more than doubled in size. We have around 500 employees, offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and a record of excellence that is second to none. We have built a dynamic culture of innovation, opportunity and work life balance.

Our values

Balance: Emphasis on achieving work/life balance
Respect: Equality and respect for all; we are considerate of each other’s views and opinions
Loyalty: Support for our people; we recognise and reward our people for their commitment and longevity
Integrity: Adhere to moral and ethical principles; we do the right thing in all circumstances


What we're looking for in a graduate
Our focus isn’t just on people with strong university marks. We’re looking for people who are as ambitious as they are responsible; who want to be challenged and supported in their journey to becoming a lawyer. 
We want law graduates:
  • who are authentic and genuine 
  • who want to be a part of the unique culture that Colin Biggers & Paisley has to offer
  • who aspire to make a difference, and who want to contribute to the community through the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation
Our Graduate Program
  • we offer a 15 month graduate program with rotations so you can explore different practice areas and uncover your passion for a preferred area of law
  • we have 12 groups that you can be a part of. During this time you’ll work closely with all levels of our practice - from solicitors to partners - and are given the chance to make an impact from day one
  • our program is full of complex and interesting work, opportunities for growth, and the chance to launch your legal career with one of Australia’s leading legal practices
Why Colin Biggers & Paisley?
Choosing which legal practice to join is a big decision. Here, you’ll find a legal practice that is at the very forefront of the law. You’ll also see a diverse group of people who are passionate about the law and who enjoy working together. 

We foster talent and encourage growth

We understand that delivering great results for our clients depends on having great people. In addition to tuition reimbursement for approved work-related courses, we offer up to five days study/exam leave per academic year and amazing opportunities for both career progression and personal growth. 

We work smart and play hard

We believe in a workplace that inspires our people. Our offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney CBD locations encourage creativity, collaboration and productivity.
We understand the importance of building and maintaining relationships with our colleagues, and we like to have fun doing so. Whether it’s relaxing with a drink on a Friday night, joining our all-star netball team or enjoying a complimentary massage, Colin Biggers & Paisley offers a suite of unique employee benefits.

Our goal is to create a company as diverse as the world around us

We believe in equality and provide all employees with opportunities to build and advance their careers in a way that is meaningful and fair. Our core values of balance, respect, loyalty and integrity underpin everything we do. We foster a diverse culture that’s inclusive of everyone, regardless of race, religion, ability, gender or sexuality. 
Our people reflect the variety of backgrounds that characterise the Australian population. We believe new ideas stem from diverse perspectives. It’s these differences that help us acquire and retain top talent, build the best teams for our clients and deliver service of the highest calibre.
  • 61% of our employees are women
  • Over 60% of all employees have a flexible working arrangement
  • 58% of our employees are millennials (born between 1977-1995)
  • Over 40  different languages are spoken by our employees