Your ongoing professional development and education sets you up to succeed in your legal career, and enables G+T to deliver premium legal services.

The firm’s learning courses improve the technical, legal and business skills of our lawyers at all stages of their careers. We use a variety of teaching techniques, including at-desk instruction and mentoring, classroom-based training and experiential learning.

Formal training is only one element in your development of strong legal skills. For this reason, we place considerable emphasis on practical, one-on-one learning with managers, senior lawyers and partners. Lawyers are also encouraged to attend relevant external seminars.

All lawyers must attend a certain amount of training each year to maintain their practising certificates. The firm helps manage your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) compliance by holding regular, informal events that attract CPD compliance points, recording your attendance and reporting your CPD points accumulated.

Postgraduate study and scholarships

We encourage our lawyers to undertake postgraduate study. This includes offering funding assistance for masters’ degrees and other postgraduate courses as part of our ongoing commitment to your continuing education. While studying, you will also be offered study leave to complete essays and attend exams.

Each year we award a scholarship of up to $10,000 to support a lawyer studying at any educational institution in the world in a subject area of their choice, which complements their legal career and aspirations. Past scholarship winners have studied at prestigious institutions in the United Kingdom, United States and Hong Kong, including:

  • University of Oxford
  • London School of Economics
  • Columbia University
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Florida
  • Duke University

Local and international secondments

Secondments are a critical part of your career development at Gilbert + Tobin. We offer opportunities to work in-house to expand your understanding of our clients, both in Australia and overseas. Our lawyers tell us that their secondment experience has allowed them to rapidly develop confidence, skills and commerciality.