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At Barry Nilsson, providing great service for clients begins with culture. If you are interested in practising law in Insurance & Health, Family Law or Wills & Estates, then BN is the place to be.

Named an Employer of Choice by Australasian Lawyer every year from 2019 to 2023, BN offers a working environment that promotes teamwork, focuses on solutions and celebrates success. For graduates, our hands-on training assists in gaining a true appreciation of how the law works. For lawyers, we focus on the individual and defined career progression paths. For administrative staff, you'll find a workplace that is supportive, friendly and relaxed with plenty of opportunity for growth.

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What we offer

  • Welcoming Culture

    We pride ourselves on our positive culture. Our people describe BN’s culture as approachable, down-to-earth, friendly and welcoming. We foster a comfortable and non-competitive environment with an open-door policy.

  • Flexible Working

    We offer flexible working arrangements for our people, including job share, part-time and altered hours. Our Agile Working Policy allows staff the ability to work remotely and we provide laptops to facilitate this. Full-time staff also enjoy a paid half day off every second Friday.

  • Reward and Recognition

    BN offers a range of initiatives to recognise the contributions of our people, including a staff loyalty program which celebrates significant anniversaries. Staff can also nominate colleagues for a BN Excellence Award, a peer-to-peer program which acknowledges those who have gone above and beyond in their roles.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    Our Health & Wellbeing program, BNWell, is designed to support the mental, physical and financial wellbeing of our people. We offer a range of initiatives to support our people including seminars, physical activities, prizes, our EAP service, a yearly health & wellbeing allowance and a health & wellbeing day.

  • Progressive Policies

    We have a range of policies at the firm including dress for your day, public holiday swap and purchase of leave policies. We also offer a shared care parental leave policy which removes the distinction between primary and secondary carers, and entitles all new parents to paid parental leave.

  • Annual Performance Bonus

    Our Annual Performance Bonus is available to all staff and is designed to recognise and reward strong performance.

  • Mentoring & Career Paths

    We have a well-developed and structured mentoring program in place as well as clear career and progression pathways, with promotions considered twice annually.

  • Learning & Career Development

    We are committed to providing all staff with the opportunity to develop their skills, progress in their careers and grow within the firm to reach their maximum potential. We encourage a culture of learning and personal growth, and provide opportunities for staff to engage in a wide range of development activities and regular in-house CLE sessions. We also offer study assistance to our staff which includes financial assistance and/or study leave.


Life at BN

Apart from interesting work and great clients, our culture is what makes us stand out from other law firms and contributes to our high level of staff satisfaction and retention. We work hard to provide an environment that makes our people happy to come to work as their true selves and proud to work at BN.

Our people describe our culture as approachable, down-to-earth, friendly and welcoming. We foster a comfortable and non-competitive environment with an open-door policy.

"Throughout my time at Barry Nilsson I have been involved in a range of complex and diverse work, whilst being supported by experienced mentors and an excellent workplace culture."

James Meehan – Associate, Insurance & Health

Real-World Experience

Graduate and Clerkship Programs

Our graduates are our future leaders. With that in mind, we offer a robust graduate program to kick-start your career in law. We also offer opportunities to gain experience and insight into our firm, practice areas and culture as a vacation clerk.

Awards and Recognition

We’ve been named an Employer of Choice by Australasian Lawyer from 2019 to 2023. BN is dedicated to offering a work environment where our people feel supported, valued, respected and empowered to thrive in their careers.

Australasian Lawyer – Employer of Choice 2023

Australasian Lawyer – Employer of Choice 2022

Australasian Lawyer – Employer of Choice 2021

Australasian Lawyer – Employer of Choice 2020

Australasian Lawyer – Employer of Choice 2019

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