Allens Confidential podcast

Hear from our team about life at Allens

Looking to embark on a career in corporate law? We know it can be hard to differentiate one firm from another, particularly when everyone says they 'do great work with great people'. But what does that mean?

Our podcast, Allens Confidential, aims to answer that question and give you real insight into what it's like to work at Allens. Join our new hosts Cat Thomas and Sam Guzman for the latest season, and listen below or on iTunesSpotify or PodBean.

Meet the hosts, Cat Thomas and Sam Guzman.

The inside word from Managing Partner Richard Spurio

Managing Partner Richard Spurio joins Mel and Tahlia to share his experience of helming Australia's oldest law firm. Richard discusses his background, his pathway to Allens, what it's like to journey through the firm and what he's most proud of about Allens. He also shares his hot tips for prioritising wellbeing, seizing opportunities and keeping pace at Run Club.


The Allens Confidential team is putting together a podcast episode with a difference: you ask the questions.

In short, we want to know what YOU want to know, but are too embarrassed or scared to ask: all those taboo topics, thorny questions and persistent clerkship myths (hello removal of pay secrecy clause, goodbye rumour that you need a High Distinction average).

So tell us, anonymously: what's that one, burning question you've always wanted to ask? It's a fair bet you're not the only one who wants to know, so help us make this episode really matter to you and your cohort.

And yes, we mean 'anonymous'. All questions sent to the submission box are entirely anonymous… assuming you don't sign off with your name at the end. Don't be that person.

More episodes

Pathways to reconciliation

How can lawyers contribute to reconciliation? In this episode, hosts Mel and Tahlia speak with Lawyer and First Nations Internship alumna Olivia Henderson and Community Engagement Manager Jodie Symes to discuss Allens' commitment to reconciliation and how junior lawyers can get involved.

Competition, consumer and regulatory

In this episode, hosts Mel and Tahlia dive into the complex and bustling world of competition law. They're joined by Jacqui Downes (Head of Competition, Consumer and Regulatory) and Lloyd Hutson (Lawyer) to learn more about the team culture, fascinating legal issues, global opportunities and day-to-day minutiae.

Answering your questions: part two

In part two of a special two-part episode, Mel and Tahlia are joined by Technology, Media and Telecommunications Partner David Rountree to answer questions submitted by listeners.

Answering your questions: part one

In part one of a special two-part episode, Mel and Tahlia are joined by People & Development Manager Samantha Dunn and Early Careers Consultant Katrina Calder to answer questions submitted by listeners.

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