The focus at HQ Law isn’t on flashy office space, expensive events and servicing multinational organisations – the things that unite and drive us are much more down to earth.

There are many different personalities in our firm, but some things are universal. Each member of our team has a deep level of compassion for people, is passionate about doing the right thing, and enjoys contributing to the Bendigo community.


The foundation of our values is set by five key pillars – Respect, Integrity, Growth, Professionalism and Communication. These words reflect not only how we interact with clients, but also how we interact with each other and the community.

With a strong focus on community, we are aware of the necessary environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles by which we need to operate as a modern firm.

We take a proactive approach to contributing towards ESG goals. We have a commitment to gender equality (including equal opportunity and pay), and adopt infrastructure and efficiencies to reduce energy use and waste. We recognise important social events such as International Women’s Day and sponsor Bendigo’s Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch which raises funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia.

We also support community clubs in Bendigo, including the Bendigo East Bowling Club, the Strathfieldsaye Cricket Club and Bendigo Hawks Aquatic.

Our values run through every member of our team. Our commitment to ethical conduct is on display in everything we do.

Growth and development

HQ Law provides an inclusive working environment, where our partners and senior lawyers make themselves available and each of us wants the other to succeed.

We have a collaborative approach to career progression with many of our staff members starting with the firm as graduates and staying on to be nurtured into senior lawyers. Our senior lawyers work closely with juniors to develop their legal and matter management experience, providing early exposure to clients and the opportunity to support complex matters from early stages in their career.

We are committed to the development and career progression of our staff and organise personal and professional development sessions throughout the year to ensure career progress and CPD points are achieved. In relation to wellbeing, we also provide staff access to an Employee Assistance Program, annual flu vaccinations, learning and development opportunities and a raft of other benefits.


The success of any law firm lies with the happiness and motivation of its people. Social events ranging from attendance at comedy festivals in Melbourne through to footy tipping and escape rooms are organised to help our staff connect beyond the workplace.

As a member of our HQ Law team, you can expect your colleagues to say hello as you walk through the door and lift you up if you’ve had a hard day.

It’s a collaborative, genuine and refreshingly real environment to work in.

Current Opportunities

We’re always looking out for talented people who will offer excellent technical skills, unique insights, and who are community focused.

If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Please email your CV to our Operations Manager, Karen Patterson.