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Bio

Ross is a qualified lawyer with over fifteen years’ experience as a lawyer and legal recruiter both domestically and internationally. His strengths are his in-depth knowledge of the people in the legal market and his ability to connect exceptional talent with great opportunities

Ross began his career in recruitment in 2004 in the London head office of a global agency. He worked in their financial services regulatory and compliance team covering the UK and Europe market before moving into the legal recruitment team. During this time, he placed lawyers in private practice in Magic Circle, UK and US firms.

On return to Australia, he practiced as a solicitor with a respected Queensland law firm before establishing the legal recruitment function for a national search and selection company in Brisbane. He then reconnected with Peter (who he had studied law with) while working at a Brisbane boutique agency before establishing Peppercorn Recruitment.

Practice

  • Partner (Regulatory), National Law Firm
  • Partner (Litigation), National Law Firm
  • Special Counsel (Construction), International Law Firm
  • Special Counsel (Taxation), National Law Firm
  • Senior Associate (Insurance), National Law Firm
  • Senior Associate (Banking & Finance ), National Law Firm
  • Associate (Corporate), Top Tier Law Firm
  • Associate (Family), National Law Firm
  • Lawyer (Commercial), Brisbane Law Firm
  • Lawyer (Employment), International Law Firm

Inhouse/Government

  • Legal Manager, Energy Business
  • Senior Legal Counsel + Legal Counsel, Infrastructure Business
  • Senior Legal Counsel, Fund Manager
  • Senior Legal Counsel, Financial Services Business
  • Legal Counsel, Renewable Energy Business
  • Legal Counsel, Luxury Beauty Business
  • Legal Counsel, International Distribution Company
  • Legal Counsel, Renewable Energy Company
  • Legal Counsel, Property Development Company
  • Compliance Manager, Financial Services Company
  • Bachelor of Laws
    University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (History and Economics)
    University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate (Carbon Management)
    Bond University
Peter Liaw - Peppercorn Recruitment

Peter Liaw

Partner

Bio

Peter has over fifteen years of experience as a lawyer and legal recruiter in the Brisbane market. He takes a consultative approach to recruitment that utilises his industry knowledge and wide network of clients and candidates.

From 2006, Peter has worked in legal recruitment, initially working with one of the largest recruitment agencies in the world. During this time he sourced lawyers domestically and managed international recruitment campaigns for UK firms. Peter then worked with a Brisbane boutique agency where he placed lawyers across most of Brisbane’s law firms, in-house and government teams before establishing Peppercorn Recruitment with Ross.

Prior to recruitment, Peter worked as a lawyer with international, top tier law firm Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters) as a projects lawyer. During this time he also worked in-house on a number of secondments.

Practice

  • Partner (Disputes), National Mid Tier Law Firm
  • Partner (Property), Boutique Law Firm
  • Special Counsel (Corporate), Top Tier Law Firm
  • Senior Associate (Energy/Resources), International Law Firm
  • Senior Associate (IP/IT), Top Tier Law Firm
  • Senior Lawyer (Estate Planning), New Law Law Firm
  • Associate (Planning/Environment), Brisbane Mid Tier Firm
  • Associate (Construction), Specialist Litigation Firm
  • Lawyer (Litigation), Brisbane/Gold Coast Law Firm
  • Lawyer (Commercial), Mid Tier Law Firm

In-house/Government

  • Head of Legal, Retail Business
  • General Counsel, Aged Care Business
  • Inaugral Legal Counsel, Government Entity
  • Senior Legal Counsel, Listed Technology Business
  • Senior Legal Counsel, Financial Services Business
  • Legal Officer, Qld Government Department
  • Legal Counsel, International Energy Business
  • Legal Counsel, Childcare Business
  • Legal Counsel, Technology Business
  • Policy Lawyer, Peak Legal Body
  • Company Secretary, Not For Profit
  • Risk Solicitor, Insurance Business
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
    University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Business (Management)
    University of Queensland

Our track record

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.

Human Resources Director, National 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.

Human Resources Director, National Law Firm