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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

QLD Legal Salary Survey 2019

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Beware the Counter-Offer

You’ve finally done it! After lots of consideration and contemplation, you’ve decided that your current firm isn’t right for you. A great CV, multiple interviews and a bunch of secret phone calls later, you say “yes” to a new opportunity. Then comes the big conversation… You take a deep breath and let your boss know…

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Should You Take Staff With You if You Move Firms?

14 February 2019

You’re a senior lawyer responsible for a team of staff. That might include some support, some other lawyers, and some law clerks. You’ve found a great opportunity at another firm, and they’ve given you the option to bring some or all of your team along with you. The question is: should you? Start with the…

Does “Boutique Firm” Just Mean “Small”?

21 January 2019

If you’re hunting for a new job, you’ll see that firms use a variety of different terms to describe themselves. Common at the larger end of town are words like national, international and top-tier. But if you’re convinced that biglaw life isn’t for you, then you’re going to come across the word “boutique” a lot….

Senior Associate in a Big Firm, or Partner in a Small Firm?

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With the inevitable bottleneck of senior associates that can happen at larger firms, many senior lawyers at some point will think: why not just try to find a Principal/Partner position at a smaller firm? Perhaps that might offer a significantly greater degree of satisfaction. But perhaps it won’t. Let’s consider things that might need to…

How Scrooge Can Help your Legal Career Over Christmas

21 December 2018

The vast majority of lawyers, young or old, are going to spend their Christmas holidays just enjoying the fact that they aren’t at work. A few beers or glasses of wine, a dose of the standard family (dis)functions and some time to do 1 or 2 of those household jobs that have stacked up in…