Plexus Lawyers act as skilled advisers, project managers and legal specialists. We step in to deliver projects, manage overflow work or deliver specialist advice.
As a Plexus Lawyer, you have unparalleled self-determination. You can take on the engagements that interest you - giving you the chance to live the life you want.
Projects range from 3 months up to three years, with blue-chip organisations frequently involving some of the most exciting legal matters in Australia.
Plexus is a better career alternative. You will join a cohesive law firm, with the support and structure that entails but without the politics, pressure and insane hours you may have experienced with other firms.Contact the team
The benefits of Secondment
No Billable Hours
Throw away your time-sheets. You will work on challenging matters without being burdened by billable targets.
Work when you want and decide who you work for. Pick up shorter term projects or longer-term work, it’s up to you. We'll support you to find the right fit for you.
Care & Support
Work with a team that cares about you, your life and career. Our Secondment team stays in close contact from the moment you join.
Simple to Engage
It’s easy to get started as a Plexus Secondee. Our team will guide you through each step of the journey to ensure you get what you’re looking for.
We work with over 65% of the top 100 companies. Our client list is constantly growing with new and exciting projects arising on a monthly basis.
How it works for Lawyers
Meet the Team
We will set you up for our interview process and if successful ask you to join the Plexus bench and onboard you (while you are waitlisted for your first engagement).
We start speaking with you about potential secondments that align with what you want to do.
Finding the Right Fit
You meet our client and choose a project that feels right for you and the client.
Accepting your secondment, you will work onsite with our client but have access to all our training days, CPD portal and frequent Plexus team events.
We will support and guide you with scheduled check-ins throughout the secondment with you and the client.
We will also start to line up your next secondment, unless of course you want to take some time off in between, that’s fine too, you can choose!
Does Plexus work with law firms?
No. We only work with large corporates.
Who do I actually work for when working with Plexus?
You're an employee of Plexus. We pay your super, insurance and all the other stuff.
Can I take holidays if I’m on a secondment?
Of course! We believe holidays make you a better lawyer.
Are there any extra benefits of working for Plexus?
Yes, a lot. We can't cover them all here but to give you a sense, we cover everything from structured training, personal learning and development opportunities, social events, networking and career management.
What happens when my secondment ends?
We move our lawyers between secondments very quickly. When we ask you to join us we understand how consistently you want to work and work hard to match your needs.
How long will it take to find my first secondment?
There can be a longer lead time to your first secondment but we’ll be communicating with you throughout the process so you’ll have lots of visibility and always feel confident about the next step.
What type of clients do you work with?
Our clients are blue-chips brands you want to work with – see below for some examples.
"Not being tied down in one location but moving from client to client has been very rewarding and great for building my skill set"
Christine Swan — Senior Counsel, Plexus
Plexus Lawyers are an extension of your team, when you need it.
Our Lawyers provide turnkey solutions to the constant capacity and capability demands of an in-house team. Our clients retain a tight-knit core team while relying on Plexus to flex up and down for workflow spikes, or to tackle one-off projects requiring non-core or specialist skill sets.
Top-tier trained, in-house experienced and backed by Plexus as a law firm. The secondment structure means there is no impact on your headcount - you are engaging an external provider, just at a fraction of the cost.
Ask us how we can help.Contact the team
We work with you to scope your requirements, and which of our lawyers will provide the greatest impact. Full time, part time, from your office or ours – we build the solution that fits.
The majority of our lawyers have undertaken multiple client engagements with us already, and are able to parachute in for immediate impact.
We provide you the profile of the lawyer we recommend along with a concrete quote for your engagement. We set up a coffee with you and our lawyer to ensure a strong team fit, and then you’re on your way.
We then continue hands-on management throughout the engagement, ensuring a seamless experience.
An extension of the in-house team
More dynamically support the capability and capacity your business needs.
Handle Varied Workflow
A great way to maintain an in-house team that can handle the peaks of demand from the business without having excess capacity during the troughs.
It works to cover every specialist skillset the business may need with a limited headcount.
The cost effective solution to power your legal team that is easy to engage.
What’s the background of a typical Plexus lawyer?
Plexus Lawyers are top tier trained with a broad mix of in-house commercial experience. We also have lawyers with a more specialist skill set who have also worked in-house.
Do I have to keep your lawyer for a set period of time?
No. Secondments are flexible and the duration is up to you. Secondments can be lengthened or shortened easily if your needs change.
How much lead time do you need to provide a Plexus lawyer?
We'll work with whatever lead time you have. We know the reality of commercial projects and deals. The more notice we have, the better we can ensure we have the right lawyer at the right time.
Do I have to manage your lawyer?
We encourage you to provide feedback and direction where needed, but our lawyers are our employees and we’re here to support them and you whenever you need.