Life at Finlaysons
We operate as a professional and commercially savvy business
We promote an open-door management style with partner led teams in a practice area structure, enriching a culture of trust and respect.
From equality and diversity, to client engagement, training and development, we focus on what matters. We pride ourselves not only on the varied range of legal services, but also the diversity of people within our firm.
Our workspace at U City showcases an abundance of natural light and use of plants throughout the office, providing the connection to nature which enhances the health and wellbeing of our employees. A combination of offices, open plan, quiet rooms, break-out booths, and collaboration spaces allows our employees flexibility to choose where and how they will work. It reflects an environment that is conducive to collaboration and the connecting of different teams.
Through our community & social responsibility initiatives, we understand the importance of fostering a positive influence on our people, the legal profession, and the communities in which we, and our clients work. By increased awareness and understanding, we encourage our employees to support a range of charities and projects. We are committed to behaving ethically and consciously in both our economic and natural environment.
We provide a wide range of pro bono legal services to community and charitable organisations. Several of our Partners sit on the governing bodies of charitable and not-for-profit boards.
We review our charitable support regularly. The opportunity to partner with Uniting Communities, specifically Lifeline Adelaide, and give something back is very important and we are proud to continue to make a difference in our community.
Learning & professional development is important to us, and we encourage further or higher education as it relates to your employment. We appreciate the difficulties of balancing studying with work and home life, and as such, offer paid and unpaid study leave to alleviate some of the pressure.
A structured in-house continuing legal education (CLE) program ensures mandatory compliance is achieved, along with the ability to broaden your knowledge by attending seminars and conferences relevant to your practice area.
There is opportunity to grow and move towards your longer-term ambitions and we have a career path stepped out to assist you in achieving your goals. You can immerse yourself in a collaborative work environment, dedicated to individual progression just as much as team engagement.
We are committed to improving our business practices to make a positive impact on the environment. By embracing the U City Environmental Policy and working in partnership with them, we recognise, evaluate and adopt best practice methods to minimise the impact of our business on the environment including sustainable use and responsible disposal.
Work and life harmony matters, and we offer a range of agile working arrangements. We seek to balance an individual’s needs with the requirements of the team, the firm and our clients and as such, we support a wide range of work patterns, treating each request on a case-by-case basis. In addition to a generous loyalty leave allowance, our leave policy also provides adaptability to accommodate a range of study, social, family or personal commitments.
It goes without saying that social interactions make people happier and healthier which can result in greater work performance.
We support strong relationships with one another to help build a successful workplace. We celebrate achievements and successes and encourage attendance at firm-funded social events. We network with colleagues we do not necessarily see every day by unwinding on a Friday evening. Our social club gives employees an opportunity to interact with peers and feel a valued member of a supportive team.
The promotion of health and wellbeing has become part of our ethos. With our offices creating an inclusive, healthy, and refreshing work environment, it is important that alignment of our psychological and physical wellbeing is being cared for.
Our health and wellbeing initiatives aim to increase awareness, address any concerns, and improve the general health of our employees as we embrace healthier choices in both our work and personal lives. Our holistic program includes education, self-care strategies, support, resources and access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Program.