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Staff Testimonials

We know that all law firms make many representations to their potential professional employees about work quality, mentoring, work-life balance, budgets and other things but that many firms fail to deliver. The partners at Mahoneys take pride in looking after their staff and ensuring that we deliver what we promise. Before putting on new staff, we encourage them to speak with our existing staff to learn firsthand what a position at Mahoneys entails.

It is not surprising that many of our staff have worked for us for very long periods of time - with paralegal Margaret Horrigan holding the record of some 30 years working for John. Partner Matthew Manz was John's articled clerk whilst partner Antony Harrison has worked with John since 1998. Office juniors have become PA's for partners whilst many other support staff have moved from secretary to paralegal.

The following are extracts of comments our professional staff have made about working with us.

Mitchell Downes

Mitchell Downes - Lawyer

I have exclusively worked in the litigation team. There is a very collegiate atmosphere both within my team and amongst the other professional staff.

I rarely have to wait at all to see the partners and have a great team of other lawyers to bounce ideas off. The work is interesting, instructions are clear and regularly present new challenges which I feel are essential my development from a junior lawyer.

The partners have very reasonable expectations in terms of budgets and working hours.

Most importantly, the partners are very supportive of my goals and provide opportunities for me to achieve them.

Nicole Cleary

Nicole Cleary - Lawyer

After working at Mahoneys for almost four months, following three years working in a top tier law firm, I know I made the right decision to move here. In the short time I have been here I have been fortunate to work on a wide variety of matters including property acquisitions and sales, management rights, intellectual property and finance.

The work is challenging, interesting and enjoyable, and just as importantly, the firm culture is friendly, personal and warm and there are no office politics to get in the way. At Mahoneys the partners not only 'talk the talk' about work life balance, supporting and mentoring lawyers and having an open door policy, they genuinely 'walk the walk'.

A good depth of work but with lots of variety; good salary but with realistic budgets and real work-life balance; experienced Partners but friendly and approachable.

These are only some of the qualities that I believe make Mahoneys what it is.

As you can tell, I enjoy working at Mahoneys.

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