At Williams Winter, we are more than just a collective of legal minds, we're a family of approachable, friendly individuals committed to excellence and achieving the very best for our clients. We understand the weight of the profession and believe that achieving greatness should never be at the expense of personal happiness or well-being. That's why we prioritize work-life balance, empowering you to find harmony between your dedication to the law and your personal life.
Our doors are open for those who seek real, tangible career growth, providing a platform for every team member to learn, expand their horizons, and rise to their fullest potential. Join us, not just to practice law, but to redefine your professional journey in an environment that values you as an individual and the unique perspective you bring to the table.
Workplace equality is ingrained in the very foundations of Williams Winter. As the “Winter” in our name testifies, we are proud of our long standing tradition of workplace equality, diversity and inclusion and currently have a majority of female staff.
Mary Josephine Winter (known to all as Molly) was a pioneer of Victorian Law. She was an Arts and Law Graduate in the 1930s from the University of Melbourne and was one of the first women to practice law in Victoria. She joined Williams Winter in the early 1950s and became one of the first female Partners of a legal practice in Victoria and remained a partner until the mid 1980s. Molly blazed a trail for women in the law and for the future Partners of Williams Winter.
Unlike larger firms, WIlliams WInter offers real career progression, from our extensive Graduate Programme to our leadership team. We offer a broad range of practice experience and mentorship at every stage of your career journey and encourage progression throughout the firm. At Williams Winter your experience and perspective is valued and you are never treated like a cog in the wheel.
We're a hard working, dedicated bunch, but not at the detriment of our work / life balance. Other firms talk it, but we live by our commitment to getting the balance right. We're relaxed, straight talkers and work together to get the very best from our team which in turn, delivers a better experience and outcomes for our clients.
We encourage community participation, and have supported a range of clubs and associations throughout the years, and have had a long standing association with the RSL. Our staff participate in the following fund raising activities including Movember, Biggest Morning Tea, Jeans 4 Genes, RSL Poppy Day Appeal, Daffodil Day, Christmas in July in support of Melbourne City Mission (homeless youth) and casual dress Friday's in support of various, staff nominated charities.
Kathryn Liddell (Principal) is registered with the Cancer Council Legal Referral Service and provides pro bono legal advice to those who require assistance through the Cancer Council.