Our Business School

The establishment of the Macpherson Kelley Business School, our learning facility for staff, in 2014 means your development is a key priority for us.

The Business School has tailored development for different levels of experience, including Bootcamps for new lawyers through to Masterclasses for Principal Lawyers. We also focus on working with our Principal Lawyers and staff to provide strong on-the-job development and coaching. There are excellent online legal courses and videos available for substantive law skills.

National Managing Director Damian Paul says:

“We set up the Business School to help develop the capabilities we believe our lawyers need to be successful in today’s business world. Our Principal Lawyers are directly involved in delivering sessions as well as staff, and external presenters. It’s not by chance that we are developing exceptional commercial talent at all levels in the firm. I find it incredibly rewarding to see our young talent develop and grow with us.”

Development is provided across legal, business, practice, people and client areas. The Business School also offers its flagship programs Your Career I and Your Career II which are aimed at supporting career development for Associates and Senior Associates.

“I enjoyed the case studies. They provided realistic examples of Macpherson Kelley matters where a commercial mindset aided in the successful settlement of the matter. I found it interesting that it was in these situations that a commercial mindset, rather than necessarily a strict legal mindset, resulted in the client achieving an excellent result”.

Lawyer, 2015, Commercial Edge Bootcamp

“Fantastic experience. I genuinely feel Macpherson Kelley is excited and invested in my career which is important to me. Feeling inspired to keep my career moving forward at Macpherson Kelley.”

Associate, 2014, Your Career I program