careers

The Tottle Partners culture is founded on all of our staff supporting and respecting each other and knowing that they are valued for their contribution.

We are proud of our down to earth culture, where we work hard but know there is more to life than the daily grind.

practitioners

Our lawyers do not have to wait years to do challenging and interesting work; you will work directly with our clients and senior lawyers from day one. We operate an ‘open door’ policy and do not work in a rigid hierarchy or team structure, which provides you with the opportunity to work with many of your colleagues in the firm and gain experience in a range of practice areas.

With many of our partners having left large national firms to join Tottle Partners, we know the importance of flexible work practices and enabling our staff to achieve a positive work/life balance.

We don’t work all hours. That’s because we understand that you can be successful in your career, do interesting, complex and rewarding work and enjoy your personal life.

You will receive training from partners who are recognised and respected in the fields in which they practise and through our comprehensive in house CPD program. Our goal is to give all of our lawyers the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and the experience they need to excel and to gain the trust and confidence of our clients, regardless of their seniority. 

Our value of and commitment to diversity and inclusion is apparent from the composition of our staff, including our partners.  

If you are interested in joining Tottle Partners please email our Practice Manager, Rhea Wood with your CV at careers@tottle.com .

Information you provide to us regarding employment or our programs listed below may be subject to our privacy policy, which is available here

law graduates and clerks

vacation clerkship opportunities

Our clerkship program will provide you with insights of what it’s like to work in a busy and thriving law firm. Open to students in their penultimate year of study, our clerkship program runs for a period of 2 weeks over summer and winter.

Our program will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • gain experience in multiple areas of commercial practice
  • have direct access to partners

You will not be limited to working within one practice group and we suggest that you utilise the opportunity to gain experience in multiple areas of practice during your time with us. Read about one of our clerk's experiences here.

Our application process is straightforward and simple, giving you a glimpse of how Tottle Partners operates.  

Applications for the 2019/2020 program are now closed. Please check back on our website for future application dates.

graduate opportunities

We offer graduates the opportunity to experience working in a leading West Australian commercial law firm.

Our graduate program includes:

  • a comprehensive induction process
  • strong professional support and development
  • the opportunity to work with many of your colleagues (including partners and senior lawyers) within the firm, outside of a rigid team structure
  • exposure to a range of practice areas
  • direct contact with clients
  • attendance at court
  • flexible work arrangements and a work/life balance

Read about a day in the life of a Tottle Partners Senior Associate here.

In accordance with the Legal Practice Board's pre-admission requirements, you will ordinarily be required to complete the Practical Legal Training (PLT) program provided through the Western Australian College of Law, the Leo Cussen Centre for Law or another approved provider.

Applications for the 2020 program are now closed. Please check back on our website for future application dates.