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Melbourne VIC 3000

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Our Melbourne office traces its history to 1853 when the original partnership was formed in Melbourne. 

We have been part of the Melbourne commercial community ever since. We incorporated and floated BHP in 1885 and are proud to say that we continue to act for BHP today.

As one of the largest offices in the Herbert Smith Freehills network, we provide a full-service legal offering to our clients across all major sectors.

Alternative Legal Services (ALT) launched a team in Melbourne in November 2016 – the first team of its kind in Australia. The team comprises qualified lawyers, legal analysts and eDiscovery specialists; all working closely with their counterparts across ALT's global network to provide a seamless, round-the-clock service to clients.

We look to our Client Charter, together with our Firm Values, to guide our decisions and ways of working. Our Client Charter will inspire us, guide us, and remind us of what we need to do every day. 

The Melbourne office is a leader in workplace diversity and inclusion, with networks and programmes for LGBTI inclusion, women in business, helping parents return to work and the promotion of cultural diversity.

We have a long history of pro bono support for worthy organisations and encourage staff members to volunteer in the community.

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Insights and updates

18th May 2022
In the lead up to the 2022 Australian Federal Election, our national team ran a...
13th May 2022
In the context of ‘Remote / Controlled’: Herbert Smith Freehills’ 2021 Future of Work Report.
11th May 2022
For many years the labour hire industry has been in the cross-hairs of the labour...
6th May 2022
For the first time in Australia, the Federal Court has found that a failure to...

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Stay up to date with the latest news from our Melbourne office.
19 May 2022

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Carma on its US$52 million Series A Capital Raise

18 May 2022

Australian employers go “back to the future” on enterprise bargaining

16 May 2022

Hebert Smith Freehills Awards 2022 Kathryn Everett Leadership Fellowship

12 May 2022

Herbert Smith Freehills partners with UNSW to provide graduates with customised practical legal training