I think the Newcastle is less under the pump than Sydney or Melbourne. An average day is 9-10 hours. In saying that there are times when deals are happening or advices need to go out and that can extend the days.
Flexible approx. 9-10 hours a day.
The firm does encourage maintaining a healthy work-life balance. If you do not have much work on, the firm does not expect presenteeism. If the team is very busy, the hours will necessarily be longer to deliver an on schedule result for a client.
Better than most law firms, worst than most industries (other than perhaps med and banking).
Hours are flexible for established team members, however it is discouraged for younger/junior lawyers
8.30 - 5.30 generally but hours are quite flexible.
There are times when it is very busy but that is what you get everywhere.
I generally work at 7.45am - 6 pm. The company is very flexible with daily hours as long as you make the target at the end of the month