our values

Our values define how we work with our clients and with each other. They guide key decisions we make in the business and reflect how important it is to enjoy our work and have fun, as well as deliver exceptional service to our clients.

talk straight We tell it as it is. we’re not afraid to have the difficult conversations. We’re honest and ethical.
play as a team We work hard, have fun and celebrate success. We collaborate and support each other.
better each day We’re committed to always improving and embracing change.
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We work with interesting people and interesting clients. Working collaboratively across teams and offices, our people are part of the big picture. As a national firm with a wide range of practice areas, there’s plenty of variety and opportunity to grow. And with our links to international legal networks, our work has a global reach.

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Work in a way that allows you to integrate work and life. We trust you to get your work done, the when, how and where is up to you.

dress for your day

Some days are just not suit days. choose what you want to wear based on what is happening that day.


Your health and wellbeing is important to us. we have designed a program that puts your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing first.

referral bonus

Know someone else who should join us? Introduce us to your network and receive up to a $20,000 referral bonus.

mk business school

Our business school program provides you with quality learning and development to help you reach your potential.

give back

Use your day of paid volunteer leave to engage with our local communities in causes we’re passionate about.


We love getting together to celebrate our success. get involved in as many weekly social activities as you like.

performance bonus

We want to celebrate your successes. Be rewarded for your performance each year.

diversity, equity
& inclusion

Macpherson Kelley firmly believes that everyone should feel safe and empowered to bring their whole selves to work. We acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We recognise their strength and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Along with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee which champions internal change, our policies and values address the four key pillars of our commitment: gender, culture and religion, LGBTIQA+ and people with disabilities. Read more here.

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our business school

Our Business School is designed to help our people realise their potential. It develops their skills beyond the law with an annual program of workshops, seminars, full day programs and coaching.

By creating an environment that enables our lawyers to combine their legal knowledge with business acumen and industry experience, we deliver commercially savvy outcomes for our clients.


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our culture

At Macpherson Kelley we encourage a healthy work/life balance with access to Flex and Wellness programs, paid study assistance and leave, and a casual dress code policy. We also provide laptops to everyone so they can work flexibly in ways that work best for them and clients.

We work hard but know how to have a good time while we do it, especially around the table tennis tables. We look out for each other and want to see everyone succeed.


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The Macpherson Kelley Foundation is our way of giving back to the community.

We support a range of charities working with children, disadvantaged communities and animal welfare in Australia and overseas.

Since being established in 2016 our staff has embraced the Foundation’s vision and purpose by donating time and money and hosting fundraising events.

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🎉🎊 A huge congratulations to Declan High and Jordan Woolley who have been named as finalists at the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 awards!

The awards celebrate rising stars within the legal industry, with Declan being nominated in the ‘Mergers and Acquisitions’ category, and Jordan being nominated in the ‘Intellectual Property’ category.

Well done to both nominees! 👏
A warm welcome to Craig Munter, who joins Macpherson Kelley’s Sydney office as the new Principal Lawyer in our Property and Construction team. With over 25 years of experience, Craig is a valuable addition to our team. 
Please join us in welcoming Craig to the firm!
💡When it comes to giving advice, we speak your language and avoid the legal jargon.

Visit mk.com.au to learn more.
🎆 Congrats to Cathy Russo and Kelly Dickson for their recognition in Australasian Lawyer’s Elite Women list! 

Cathy and Kelly have played a huge part in our firm’s success, consistently championing a culture of diversity and empowerment at Macpherson Kelley.👏
🙌 We are committed to delivering the best service to our clients, exceeding both their expectations and ours. Better each day – that’s what we strive for.

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📣🎊We are proud to announce that the philanthropic arm of our firm, the Macpherson Kelley Foundation, has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Best Payroll Giving Program’ category at the 2023 Australian Workplace Giving Awards!

Since 2016, the MK Foundation has empowered our staff to support the causes they are passionate about. We are honoured to be recognised by Workplace Giving Australia for the positive impact we have on the communities in which we live and work.
🎉🎊 Congratulations to Victoria Nomikos and Linda Huan who have been announced as finalists at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, which will be held on the 23rd of November.

Both finalists have been recognised for their influence across the Australian legal industry, with Victoria being nominated in the ‘Partner of the Year – BigLaw’ category, and Linda being nominated in the ‘Special Counsel of the Year’ category.

👏 Please join us in congratulating Victoria and Linda!
Whether it be with our clients or within our teams, relationships always come first. 🤝

💬 Last month, our team took part in our national conversation ‘MK Chats’. MK Chats involves each team member being randomly paired with someone from a different part of the organisation. The pair are then encouraged to have a casual chat in a relaxed setting. The aim of this is to foster more meaningful connections across our team.

🤩 Check out some of the new friendships made thanks to this great initiative!
Some situations can be difficult to navigate, which is why it’s important to have a team that’s looking out for you. From our support staff to our legal professionals, we’re with you every step of the way.

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