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

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HEADHUNTING vs RECRUITMENT CONSULTING I recently read an article by a competitor about what to do if a recruiter approaches you directly with an opportunity (in this case via a direct LinkedIn message). To be fair, it was actually a pretty good read (credit where it’s due!). They canvassed suggested responses you should give –…

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It’s LIVE for 2020. Peppercorn Recruitment in conjunction with Queensland Young Lawyers invite you to take the 2020 Queensland Legal Salary Survey The reason most legal salary surveys ignore Queenslanders is because they don’t have enough data.  That’s where YOU come in. Help us get together the best legal salary survey for Queensland lawyers by participating…

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