Legal recruiters Brisbane

About

We understand the intricacies, demands and challenges of the legal, risk and compliance industries and this, combined with our extensive networks, ensure we match the best candidates for the right job.

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Our Services

We bring together the expertise, a track record of success and have an unparalleled knowledge of the profession which connects you with the best talent or opportunities.

What We Do

Legal Recruitment Consultants Brisbane

Our Team

Peppercorn Recruitment is a partnership between two of Brisbane’s most experienced legal recruiters, and you. Our Partners each have over a decade of experience. Our job is to make our clients and candidates stand out from the rest.

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Our Recent Placements

From local, national and international law firms, to corporate and government clients – we’ve placed lawyers at all levels locally, interstate and abroad.

Our Track Record

Peppercorn Recruitment understands our business and without exception has delivered outstanding and ‘fit for purpose’ candidates for our consideration. It is a comfort knowing the Partners of Peppercorn Recruitment have a legal background and we think this assists their ability to recommend the best candidates.

General Counsel, National Not-For-Profit Organisation

Peter and Ross have the industry know-how to not only meet, but exceed my expectations. They deliver time and time again the highest calibre candidates, ticking all the boxes. I can trust that when they say they have found someone, I won’t be disappointed. Their straight shooting, no nonsense approach is why I will continue to rely on Peppercorn Recruitment.

Human Resources Director, National Law Firm

Peppercorn Recruitment take a considered and professional approach to servicing our legal recruitment briefs and demonstrate an exceptional understanding of the legal market.  Our professional relationship continues to strengthen and I would highly recommend Peppercorn Recruitment in the provision of legal recruitment services.

Human Resources Manager, International Law Firm

I was very impressed with the service and advice I received from Peter at Peppercorn. I was looking to move from the public sector into private practice and Peter was willing to explore ways to promote my skills and experience in a new job market. Other recruiters were not as open to what I could offer private firms. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to explore the next stage in their career.

Senior Employment Lawyer, Top Tier Law Firm

Peter has placed me in my last two positions. Peter has given me invaluable long term career guidance throughout my career. With Peter’s knowledge of the legal industry, Peter has given me guidance on strategic career moves with a position to specialise in a new area and then recently a new role to advance my position to higher levels. I highly recommend Peter to give trusted career advice.

Senior Associate, Property, National Law Firm

Due to his relationship with one of the leading law firms in Brisbane, Ross was able to place me in a role that was created for me.  Ross identified the group, in which I now work, was lacking a particular skill set, which I could bring.  My new employer agreed.   It is the best career move I have made.

Partner, Property, National Law Firm

Latest News

Golden Gavel 2017

28 August 2017

Had a great night on Friday supporting the speakers at the Queensland Young Lawyers Golden Gavel 2017. It can’t be an easy task standing up in front of ~150 of your peers and delivering a humorous pitch on some pretty quirky topics. But a big congratulations to the winner on the night, Elly Phelan! Well…

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One for property lawyers…

10 August 2017

Time stands still for no one.  And right at this moment, that’s certainly the case for Brisbane property lawyers too! Legal recruitment, surprisingly, can be used as a reliable and accurate barometer for assessing broader market sentiment and conditions. Judging by the number of property related opportunities we are working on at the moment, and applying…

Are you “unconsciously biased”…?

8 August 2017

This morning Pete and I were invited to a round-table discussion hosted by Seek where the topic focused largely on “unconscious bias” within recruitment. I look at CVs for a living and I’ll be the first to admit that I have certain biases when it comes to reviewing a lot of these. While my bias…

Salary Review Negotiation

21 April 2017

Around the middle of the year we get a lot of enquiries from lawyers about what salary they should be on and generally seeking tips on how to negotiate it. Preparation is critical and it shouldn’t be done simply the night before. In preparing for your review we have highlighted some of the key points…

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Qld Young Lawyers – Career Seminar

5 April 2017

Well, it’s come around again rather quickly, but our annual Peppercorn Recruitment Career Seminar, in conjunction with the Queensland Young Lawyers and College of Law, is being hosted on Thursday 20 April 2017. Our two Partners, Peter and Ross, will share their career tips and advice for those in the legal profession. Topics will be…

Preparing your CV

7 March 2017

Put simply, your CV is who you are in three or four pages. It tells someone who hasn’t met you or spoken to you who you are. Needless to say, it’s critical to get it right! A CV is also the first piece of drafting a prospective employer will see from you and is your…

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“Magic Circle” Global Recruitment Campaign – March 2017

28 February 2017

Earlier this month, Peppercorn Recruitment was engaged by a UK headquartered “Magic Circle” law firm to be its exclusive Queensland recruitment partner as a part of its upcoming global recruitment campaign. Despite months of uncertainty following the Brexit referendum in mid-2016, the global legal market has since then improved enough to warrant a team of…

An evening with General Counsel

11 November 2016

Last night we attended the first of “an evening with General Counsel” series hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and Piper Alderman Lawyers. It was a very well attended evening with many in-house counsel attending to hear the thoughts from three excellent, highly experienced current and former General Counsel sharing their experiences and…

When’s the right time to move jobs as a lawyer…? About now!

3 November 2016

Given that the Melbourne Cup has passed (no cigar this year, again!) and Christmas decorations have been up in stores now for months, a lot of lawyers we speak to assume there’s probably no point in looking for a new job until the new year. Well, it’s time to dispel that myth! Now is perhaps…