Gilbert + Tobin

A Drupal development project, for a dynamic law firm


Gilbert + Tobin is a leading independent corporate law firm and a key player in the Australian legal market. With offices across Australia and relationships across the globe, especially in the Asia Pacific region, the firm provides major corporate and government clients with innovative, relevant and commercial legal solutions.

The Works Sydney were engaged to do a complete overhaul of the Gilbert and Tobin brand, including reviewing the UX and look and feel of the website. Digital Garden was engaged to do the backend development of the website. 

Gilbert + Tobin wanted the new website to convey several key messages:
  • Promote the firm as a pioneer in providing pro-bono services

  • Emphasising Gilbert + Tobin’s dedication to gender equality and diversity

  • Catering to the increasing number of international clients

  • Employees are what makes the firm, so it was important that their people feature prominently on the website

Development Solution:

Drupal was selected as the CMS because of its granular levels of content control and scalability that supports the growing needs of the firm.The people of Gilbert + Tobin is very important and to make sure they were listed correctly and updated, we implemented a nightly import. The nightly import takes XML files and uploads it to the server or on a nightly basis. It then gets imported to Drupal automatically.


Automated population
Team pages feed from the Gilbert & Tobin HR System
Gilbert and Tobin
Language Support

One of the key goals of the new website was to cater to the increasing number of international clients, especially those in the Asia Pacific region. For the international clientele, Digital Garden implemented a multilingual solution catering for four different languages that can be accessed through the main navigation. 

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