Legal recruiters Brisbane


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

What’s my Practice Worth to Another Firm?

17 September 2019

One of the common concerns senior lawyers we speak to have when looking to make a lateral move to another firm is the question of what their perceived value will be to a new firm and how to formulate a target list of firms who will place the highest value on their practice. So how…

My Firm has Me Trapped in X, and I Want to do Y

3 September 2019

What should I do? In the current legal climate, graduate lawyers for the first few years are usually just thankful that they have a job at all. For that reason, being fussy about the precise practice area they have landed in usually doesn’t become a serious factor to worry about for a while. But eventually,…

Will Taking a Secondment Hurt My Career?

20 August 2019

Lawyers can gain many professional and personal advantages from secondments, but sometimes what seems to be a good thing can actually hurt your career prospects. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some factors to consider if you’re asked about taking a secondment. But first… What is a Secondment for Lawyers? Ordinarily,…

Looking for a Less Traditional Legal Career Path?

30 July 2019

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How to Assess if Partnership at Another Firm is a Good Fit

18 July 2019

  “Better the devil you know”. This is often the mindset when it comes to partnership promotions. After all, if you’ve been in a firm for a while and are looking at applying for partnership then you probably have a good feel for the firm. You already know who holds the power and who doesn’t,…

4 Ways to Build Better Relationships at the Office

27 June 2019

As we recently pointed out, the extent and quality of your relationships at the office is most likely going to be a major factor in any promotion decisions that need to be made. Beyond that, it’s also going to have a major impact on your career satisfaction. After all, who wants to turn up to…

Dealing with Subjective and Objective Promotion Criteria

21 June 2019

At some point in their career, almost every lawyer is going to be looking at career advancement. While many firms have documented criteria associated with obtaining the next level of seniority, the actual criteria by which a firm makes a promotion decision can seem to be a little opaque. And, if you look around, it…

FOMO for Lawyers – The 5 Most Common Benefits You Might Not Be Getting

29 May 2019

FOMO: anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media After the questions about salary, many lawyers are interested in finding out what else is “out there”. This might be because you’ve only worked at one firm and wonder if things are the same…

QLD Legal Salary Survey 2019

Not surprisingly, the most common question that lawyers have in their careers is this: how much should I be getting paid as a lawyer? To help Queensland lawyers answer that question (and many more!), we’ve created the 2019 Queensland Legal Salary survey. Download the Salary Report Now How Much Should Queensland Lawyers Get Paid? Whether…