Hicksons is a mid-tier legal, advisory business with offices in Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle. The firm operates in a professional services environment, offering legal and business advisory services to its clients.
The business has a top-down organisational structure, supported by operational teams to service its key stakeholders and support the business strategy. This model ensures that decisions are made and executed quickly, promoting responsiveness and agility within a competitive legal landscape. Culturally, the firm encourages a high-level collaboration, promoting the benefit of two-way vertical feedback through a number of people forums, workshops and surveys. This encourages open communication with their people in order to continuously improve the firm and assist to drive business change.
The firm has implemented a communications plan to ensure its workforce are across business activities and provided with regular updates by way of whole of firm updates, intranet updates, collaboration hubs, bulletins and/or regular business communications.
Hicksons is a commercial law firm assisting government, organisations and individuals throughout Australia and in Asia to create sustainable value by delivering legal and commercial advice, services and solutions. In business with long standing clients for over 50 years, the firm is deemed a mid-tier business within the industry. The legal landscape is seeing a number of firms merging to become stronger through critical mass and integrated operating models, however the firm is committed to a bold business strategy to evolve and strengthen its position as a leading mid-tier business.
Hicksons has services extending to commercial disputes, property, planning, construction, health, general insurance, workplace relations and workers insurance. The advisory practice includes advising C-suites through ‘better boards’, HR advisory services, migration and strategic negotiations.
The focus of the firm’s corporate vision provides the business with a competitor differential; it is targeted on ‘achieving exceptional outcomes for clients, people and community, as they put people first’. The strength of the vision is clear as it was crafted internally and represents how the Hicksons workforce view the business.
For clients, this means the business is committed to crafting the best client outcomes through active listening, understanding and exploring the best possible solutions. This promotes relationships built on trust, transparency and enables the business to add value as a trusted business advisor.
The firm prides itself on creating and building a workplace culture of strong business spirit, community stewardship and citizenship. It promotes collaboration and energy with a focus on trust and communication. A diverse and inclusive environment enables the firm to capture ideas and inspiration from its people, building business strength.