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Max Beavis

Law Graduate, Corporate, Sydney

Our firm’s culture is tangible from the interview stage – unlike other firms you are given the opportunity to meet lawyers of all levels, this is refreshing as it gives you insight into the different personalities and backgrounds we have here and allowed me to decide whether this was the right firm for me.

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The interviews in Australia are CV-blind which ensures the process is unbiased and also gives me impetus to be my true self during the interview.

I joined the Sydney office Winter Clerkship in 2019 where I rotated through the Corporate and Litigation & Dispute Resolution teams. A huge highlight for me was the week-long trip to Hong Kong that the firm arranged which allowed us to experience and understand the global network the firm offers.

For me, this reinforced the importance of working for a firm that would provide me with every opportunity to better my skills as a lawyer and develop my commercial acumen. Through my clerkship I saw the firm’s structure and flat hierarchy translate into practice - everyone is accessible, and you are always working with a wide range of people throughout the network.

My advice

Be ambitious! Clifford Chance is a firm which rewards people who are willing to step outside their comfort zone, be challenged and are committed to taking that extra step for the clients.