Professional Development

In addition to legal expertise, we provide our lawyers with essential personal development which focuses on providing tools to be innovative future leaders of the firm.

Our learning programs include:

  • Leadership capabilities
  • Legal Project Management
  • Being as an expert in your practice
  • Commercial expertise and financial acumen
  • Strategic business development
  • Driving an innovative mindset
  • Design Thinking
  • Interpersonal skills self awareness, coaching, resilience, agility and flexibility

Study
Many of our lawyers choose to undertake postgraduate study. G+T offers funding assistance for masters’ degrees and other postgraduate courses as part of our ongoing commitment to your continuing education. While studying, you may also be offered study leave to study and attend exams.

Scholarships
Each year we award a number of scholarships of up to $10,000 to support our people to study at any educational institution in the world in a subject area of their choice, which aligns with the work that they are doing, or a focus area for the firm. Past scholarship winners have studied at prestigious institutions in the United Kingdom, United States and Hong Kong, including Oxford, Harvard and LSE, amongst others.


I was recently awarded a scholarship with G+T to attend Singularity University in Silicon Valley, California. This scholarship provided me with the opportunity to be introduced to several exponential technologies: those technologies that move and develop with an accelerating rate of change. We also focused on how to effectively introduce and apply these exponential technologies into our organisations. On this, we covered: ambidextrous leadership, disruption mapping, exponential enterprises, leading exponential change, multipliers and unlearning.

Julia Scott, Lawyer

G+T offers secondment opportunities both in Australia and overseas. These secondments are a great personal and professional development opportunity. Our lawyers tell us that their secondment experience has been an invaluable part of their career development.

Client secondments
Our client secondments range in duration in a wide variety of industries, providing you with an opportunity to gain a better understanding of how in-house counsel operate. This first-hand knowledge enriches your legal experience and enables you to anticipate the needs of our clients and strengthen our relationship.

International secondments
G+T has a “best friends” network with top tier firms internationally. We will support you in seeking opportunities to work abroad, which will expand your commercial skills in a global setting.

I recently completed a secondment with a large ASX 100 company. This secondment was a fantastic experience for me to further develop my relationship with the client and gain an insight into how different business units within an organisation interact with each other, particularly with the legal function. I was also able to broaden my own legal skills by practising in areas of law that I don’t normally practise in on a day to day basis.

Bridget Sutton, Lawyer

I had the opportunity to go on secondment to Telstra within a few months of settling in the T+D team. It was a fantastic learning experience, and with the ongoing support of both the Telstra and G+T teams, I’m now leading business-critical negotiations and advising on multi-million dollar contracts – all within 3 years’ PQE!

Erica Chan, Lawyer

Learning

In addition to legal expertise, we provide our lawyers with essential personal development which focuses on providing tools to be innovative future leaders of the firm.

Our learning programs include:

  • Leadership capabilities
  • Legal Project Management
  • Being as an expert in your practice
  • Commercial expertise and financial acumen
  • Strategic business development
  • Driving an innovative mindset
  • Design Thinking
  • Interpersonal skills self awareness, coaching, resilience, agility and flexibility

Study + Scholarships

Study
Many of our lawyers choose to undertake postgraduate study. G+T offers funding assistance for masters’ degrees and other postgraduate courses as part of our ongoing commitment to your continuing education. While studying, you may also be offered study leave to study and attend exams.

Scholarships
Each year we award a number of scholarships of up to $10,000 to support our people to study at any educational institution in the world in a subject area of their choice, which aligns with the work that they are doing, or a focus area for the firm. Past scholarship winners have studied at prestigious institutions in the United Kingdom, United States and Hong Kong, including Oxford, Harvard and LSE, amongst others.


I was recently awarded a scholarship with G+T to attend Singularity University in Silicon Valley, California. This scholarship provided me with the opportunity to be introduced to several exponential technologies: those technologies that move and develop with an accelerating rate of change. We also focused on how to effectively introduce and apply these exponential technologies into our organisations. On this, we covered: ambidextrous leadership, disruption mapping, exponential enterprises, leading exponential change, multipliers and unlearning.

Julia Scott, Lawyer

Secondments

G+T offers secondment opportunities both in Australia and overseas. These secondments are a great personal and professional development opportunity. Our lawyers tell us that their secondment experience has been an invaluable part of their career development.

Client secondments
Our client secondments range in duration in a wide variety of industries, providing you with an opportunity to gain a better understanding of how in-house counsel operate. This first-hand knowledge enriches your legal experience and enables you to anticipate the needs of our clients and strengthen our relationship.

International secondments
G+T has a “best friends” network with top tier firms internationally. We will support you in seeking opportunities to work abroad, which will expand your commercial skills in a global setting.

I recently completed a secondment with a large ASX 100 company. This secondment was a fantastic experience for me to further develop my relationship with the client and gain an insight into how different business units within an organisation interact with each other, particularly with the legal function. I was also able to broaden my own legal skills by practising in areas of law that I don’t normally practise in on a day to day basis.

Bridget Sutton, Lawyer
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I had the opportunity to go on secondment to Telstra within a few months of settling in the T+D team. It was a fantastic learning experience, and with the ongoing support of both the Telstra and G+T teams, I’m now leading business-critical negotiations and advising on multi-million dollar contracts – all within 3 years’ PQE!

Erica Chan, Lawyer