Working at DKL

Working at DKL

How we’re different

At Danny King Legal, we’re serious about transforming the industry to one where everyone is welcome, and everyone can thrive.

So we walk the talk, because change starts first from within.

We will welcome and embrace you for who you are, and meaningfully support you to thrive. And we never take our people for granted. So, we’ve changed how our people are remunerated, and reframed what it means to work at DKL.

What does this mean for you?

For starters:

You’ll be empowered to design a future that works best for you, and we’ll support your choice about how your work is done. We’re the boutique employment law firm of choice, going above and beyond for our people, who in turn are motivated to share this love with our clients. That’s why we win awards – happy people don’t think twice about going above and beyond for our clients.

You’ll join a movement in self-directed working – the future of the legal workplace. We’re not driven by billing volumes. Our employment model enables our team to benefit financially from their day-today contribution to client work, while creating scope for increased or different responsibilities, space for outside interests or a different pace of work. You’re encouraged to pursue personal and professional opportunities that matter to you.

You’ll enjoy industry-leading professional and personal training and mentorship. All of this is individually tailored to you, focused on your ambitions.

How you benefit

Sharpening skills in areas that matter to you – our personal development and CLE programs focus on what matters to you, not what matters to the firm, so you can pursue your passions and professional development in a supportive and safe space.

Ongoing supported and trusted mentorship – our Values Bonus rewards senior team members who actively support and mentor the development of more junior employees so they feel safe asking for help where and when they need it. With our inclusive and kind culture, you will be valued, heard and supported.

Enjoying a great work/life balance – you manage your work delivery without us dictating when, where or how this happens, and when other things have to take priority. We know time off results in better personal, professional, and client outcomes, so our remuneration model gives you the flexibility to take time off when client work is completed.

Rewarding you financially for work well done with productivity and incentive bonuses – you’re not expected to fill a seat in the office for the sake of it. Everyone’s targets are based on three hours a day, which is half of the industry average.
Plus:

• if you want to work more than the minimum, we share generously, giving you a productivity bonus of 10% of revenue generated in excess of target (measured quarterly),
• if you consistently and materially exceed target, you will ‘level up’, meaning we pay you even more of a split than the productivity bonus, and
• when you bring in work, you’ll receive a marketing incentive bonus, rewarding your relationships and business development efforts to win the right work that fits our firm.

Diversity and inclusion

We continue to set the benchmark for diversity in the legal community, named Boutique Diversity Firm of the Year at the Women in Law Awards in 2021, 2022 and finalists in 2023.

We pride ourselves on championing diversity, walking the talk, and supporting initiatives in the industry and broader community that align with our values.

The diversity of DKL is more than just lip service, and extends to neurodivergence, gender, and background. We firmly believe in providing a safe workplace that values every member of the firm’s experience, and invest heavily in mental health initiatives, and removing shame associated with diagnoses of any kind.

We regularly participate in activities organised by our social committee, a staff-led initiative that makes DKL a great place to work.

Ultimately, our goal is for each and every team member to know and feel that every day they have made the right decision in choosing to work at Danny King Legal. We prioritise and support our team members’ aspirations. We genuinely care about their vulnerabilities, assisting each individual in overcoming personal and professional challenges.

Latest insights from our team

Our team regularly collaborate on articles that contribute to the firm’s thinking on legislative updates, notable cases, or other interesting topics. Check out our latest thinking below:

Want to find out more about working with the DKL team?

Contact us at careers@dannykinglegal.com

Contact us at careers@dannykinglegal.com