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Colin Biggers and Paisley


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Sydney, Australia

Workplace initiatives at Colin Biggers and Paisley

Workplace initiative Status
Breastfeeding rooms
Coaching programs
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave No
Domestic and Family Violence policy
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee engagement scores year on year 71% (2016)
Employee turnover rate
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador*
Internal Women's networking groups
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 months
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Opportunities to purchase leave
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 14 weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 3 weeks
Paid volunteer days 2 days per annum
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership

About Colin Biggers and Paisley

Colin Biggers & Paisley is one of Australia's leading mid-sized law firms. We have over 470 staff and offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. We are the lawyers of choice in the construction, property and insurance industries and maintain a strong presence in the areas of agribusiness, banking and finance, education, energy, mining and resources, and government. 

Colin Biggers & Paisley is not your average law firm. We are proud to combine traditional values with a modern approach and we believe it is this balance that sets us apart from our peers. Our goal is to create a company as diverse as the world around us. At Colin Biggers & Paisley we will assure you have equal opportunities to build and advance your career. We believe in equity and have a genuine focus on sustainable gender diversity, continuously working towards improving the number of women in senior roles. Our core values of balance, respect, loyalty, and integrity underpin everything we do.


 Our culture focuses on excellence without losing sight of work/life balance. We are committed to having an inclusive culture where women and men alike can thrive and progress; a culture and approach to serving our clients that is responsive and adaptive, enabling all our people to enjoy a fulfilling life, inside and outside work. We understand that as people go through different phases of life, the amount of time they are able to dedicate to their career can vary. To retain top talent, we adapt to our staff's changing needs. We engage and retain skilled and high performing people and we value the contribution and support of all of them.

We run employer of choice initiatives, such as mentoring and training programs, and we encourage leadership and engagement at all levels. All of this contributes to our high staff retention rate.

Key points at Colin Biggers & Paisley:

  • 55% of our employees are women. 
  • 38% of all employees have flexible working arrangements.
  • 44% of our employees have some sort of caring responsibility
  • 63% of our employees are millennials (under the age of 39)
  • We monitor salaries, bonuses and benefits to ensure we maintain pay equity.
  • Colin Biggers & Paisley is a signatory to the Advancement of Women Initiative Charter, a Law Society of New South Wales.
  • Partner of Pride in Diversity.
  • 2016 finalist for the Business Award in the Australian Human Rights Commission’s (AHRC) annual Human Rights Awards.
  • 2017 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Award Winner - Melissa Fenton