We are lawyers, and we are legal recruiters. We understand the intricacies, demands and challenges of the legal, risk and compliance industries and this, combined with our extensive networks, ensures we match the best candidates to the right jobs.

Based in Brisbane, we have recruited at all levels across private practice, in-house and government for permanent, fixed term, contract and temporary positions.

With our expanding international business and established overseas networks we have the capability and experience in placing candidates looking for offshore placements, in particular in the United Kingdom, Asia and the Middle East.



Peppercorn Recruitment is pleased to be a primary sponsor of Women’s Legal Service Qld (WLS).

Women’s Legal Service Qld (WLS) is a specialist community legal centre providing free legal and social work help to people who live and identify as women in Queensland.

 Legal Profession Breakfast

Join Queensland’s Legal Profession to raise awareness of domestic violence and much needed funds for Women’s Legal Service. 7:00am – 9:00am, 14 November 2019.

Visit the Queensland Law Society website to purchase tickets.

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Peppercorn Recruitment is also pleased to again be primary sponsor of the Queensland Young Lawyers (QYL) association.

Queensland Young Lawyers (QYL) is an independent not-for-profit association dedicated to encouraging and supporting the personal and professional development of “young” solicitors and barristers in Queensland.

Our information events hosted in collaboration with Queensland Young Lawyers are open to all. To view upcoming event visit latest news, or the QYL website.


When a team includes people of different genders, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds and orientations, it produces more creative, innovative and effective results; but diversity doesn’t just happen on its own: Employers need to actively seek and recruit candidates from a variety of backgrounds to ensure they’re not inadvertently creating a homogenous workforce and employees need to feel comfortable bringing their authentic self to work. This is easier said than done.

The Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA) has partnered with QLS to present a panel of employers, employees and recruiters as they share the lessons they have learned and practical steps you can take as an employer, employee and legal professional to encourage and support diversity in the legal profession.

Peppercorn Recruitment is proud to be partnering with the Queensland Law Society and Asian Australian Lawyers Association in a panel discussion on diversity in the legal profession. Peter Liaw will be a panel member sharing his insight into diversity trends in the legal industry. Register at: https://lnkd.in/gaMbb3p


Peppercorn Recruitment take a considered and professional approach to servicing our legal recruitment briefs and demonstrate an exceptional understanding of the legal market. As known professionals in identifying high quality legal talent, both Ross and Peter provide exceptional support to us and take considerable time to understand our business; working as a true business partner with the firm to attract high quality legal talent. 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 soon discovered the benefit of going through Peppercorn Recruitment when I received a personalised response to my initial enquiry. Having only applied for a particular advertised position, Peppercorn Recruitment took the time to discuss my personal circumstances and aspirations to make a significant career move. Despite my firm of choice not having any advertised positions Ross approached that firm on my behalf, and in a matter of days secured an interview. From the first contact all the way through the interview process and contract negotiations until my first day in my new role, Ross continued to provide advice and support. I do not hesitate in recommending the Peppercorn Recruitment guys to my colleagues.

Senior Associate, Insurance, Queensland Law Firm

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.

My experience with Peppercorn Recruitment has been refreshing, candid and exactly what is needed to find the right person for the right position.

Human Resources Director, National Law Firm

I was fortunate enough to meet with Peter and Ross at a Queensland Young Lawyers seminar, where they spent some time going through strategies for performance reviews. Until that point, I found those reviews to be overwhelming. With their advice in mind, I feel like I have been able to manage performance reviews with a sense of purpose, and to achieve the results I need. I am grateful Peppercorn Recruitment go beyond the traditional recruitment model, and can assist with overall career progression.

QYL Member Testimonials

I wanted to change industries within law but didn’t know where to start. Peter and Ross were able to guide me through the steps, with a long term strategy in mind. They had up to date salary and market information, and were able to discretely establish several opportunities for me to pursue. Importantly, I really feel like as former lawyers, they “got” the industry and the pressures and challenges which are unique to that. I happily recommend Peppercorn Recruitment to my peers.

QYL Member Testimonials

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