Why choose Freehills Patent Attorneys?

Why choose Freehills Patent Attorneys as your next employer?

At every stage of your career, we know that you want the opportunity to work with the best people, to do your best work and to work in an environment where you can be yourself.

Essentially, people choose Freehills Patent Attorneys because they identify with our core values of excellence, commerciality, fulfilment and teamwork—attributes which have been the foundation of Freehills' continued success for over 150 years.

Do your best work, working with the best

When you join Freehills Patent Attorneys, you can expect all the advantages of a top-tier commercial firm, including opportunities to work with a blue-chip client list, and with colleagues who will stimulate you intellectually.

You can also expect unparalleled training and development opportunities: technical and professional training; current awareness; presentations by leaders in business, industry, and the community; and sessions to enhance your personal development and wellbeing.

Supported by the firm’s business services team, you will always have the tools you need to excel in your position.

There’s more to you

We know there are many other aspects of your life apart from work and that you need to be able to integrate these with work, to pursue your passions and explore the directions that your career may take you.

With the resources and support of Freehills Patent Attorneys, you may wish to seek a secondment with a client to better understand their perspective, or to pursue further study.

Be yourself

At Freehills Patent Attorneys, it’s all about being yourself. There really is no mould; and while most organisations now understand the importance of diversity, this has been part of Freehills’ culture for a long time. We are proud to inherit the legacy of founding partners who took the then very unfashionable view that they wanted to employ only on the grounds of the best and brightest talent, regardless of religion, culture, background or gender and we continue to lead in our diversity programs.

Genuine people who love working in patent law

We are also very proud of our culture that encourages people to be down-to-earth and genuine with a strong spirit of camaraderie. You will be working with a group of highly professional yet relaxed people who really put themselves out to support their colleagues, their clients and their community and who will be keen to welcome you.

Great reasons to make the move to Freehills Patent Attorneys include:

Our Culture

Finding your next employer is all about cultural fit.  Our culture is relaxed professionalism from our dress to our open door policy; we are described by others as  “genuinely nice people” with a great team spirit; we strive hard to achieve a successful balance between work and leisure and offer a diverse range of employee benefits programs including health and well-being.  At the end of the day it’s not all about us – we give back to the community through fundraising, pro bono work and sponsorships.

Our Values

We value Technical Excellence which is underpinned by our comprehensive career and professional development programs, creativity, innovation and professionalism.  We strive to deliver commercial solutions to clients through understanding, not assuming, what our clients want.  We care equally for our clients and our people from partner level down.

Meeting your needs

When you work with Freehills Patent Attorneys, you are:

  • Working with a firm that enjoys a strong reputation and brand in the marketplace;
  • Part of a national network;
  • Exposed to our blue chip client base;
  • Accessing the industry’s top practitioners;
  • Receiving state of the art training and support – both technical and personal skills development;
  • Assured of our commitment to you to reach your potential; and
  • Joining a team that’s committed to attracting, including, developing and engaging people who care as much about excellence as you do.