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Asked this question on 7/11/12 -Legal

Which Ones Are Exactly The Top Law Firms In Australia? ✔️

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The top law firms in Australia are often referred to as the "Big Six". These firms are considered Australia’s most prestigious law firms. They handle some of the largest mergers and acquisitions globally, not just in Australia.

Allens Arthur Robinson

Allens Arthur Robinson has been providing legal services for clients in Australia for more than 180 years and in Asia for the past 30 years, offering one of the most comprehensive legal networks in the region. By the way, Allens Arthur Robin forged an alliance recently with Linklaters LLP, a London-based firm with 2200 lawyers.

Ashurst Australia (formerly Blake Dawson)

In March 2012, Ashurst and Blake Dawson combined forces to form one global team under the Ashurst brand. Ashurst Australia has 24 offices in 14 countries. With over 400 partners and 1,700 lawyers in total, they offer the international insight of a global network combined with local market knowledge.

Clayton Utz

Clayton Utz is one of the largest full-service commercial law firms in Australia. They have accounts with many of the top 100 companies in Australia as well as leading multinationals in the region.

Herbert Smith Freehills

Freehills has recently merged with UK headquartered Herbert Smith law firm. It is the world's 3rd largest law firm by number of lawyers and 13th largest by revenues in 2011-12.

King & Wood Mallesons (formerly Mallesons Stephen Jaques)

King & Wood and Mallesons Stephen Jaques have come together recently to create a new legal powerhouse in the whole of Asia. The firm operates across Australia and Asia with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, competition and anti-trust, dispute resolution and litigation, tax, construction and environment.

Minter Ellison

Minter Ellison is one of the oldest, and largest, full-service law firms in the Asia Pacific region with expertise in cross-border deals, major infrastructure projects, capital markets and IPO transactions, energy and resources, and telecommunications and technology. 

David Bradbury

Given we are all here on a SME site thought it appropriate to consider the small guys who are seeking to disrupt the "Big 6". As I'm sure we all fully appreciate entering alawyers office is always going to end up expensive and often pretty unfulfiling. The alternative I came across recently is a kind of croud sourcing for your legal needs with first class lawyers who have opted to take a more entrepeneurial approach tp practicing law. They offer a bunch of standard legal docs at fixed proices and consultations again at reasonable prices, which can be done remotely. Check out Lawpath as a starter and let me know how you go.