Below is a list of recognised legal recruiters in Sydney, including a number of executive search firms. (This article was published and last updated in 2017.)
We dealt with several of these firms, but not all of them. We've compiled this list to help you determine the next steps in your career.
Specialist legal recruitment agencies for lawyers
The following recruitment agencies place jobs for lawyers in Sydney:
- Burgess Paluch
- DGP Legal
- Eckardt Guanlao Consulting
- Elias Recruitment
- Empire Group and Legal Eagles (part of the same group)
- Hays Recruitment
- Legal Personnel
- Michael Page
- Mizzen Search
- Naiman Clarke
- Robert Walters
- Taylor Root
Executive search firms for lawyers
The following firms focus more on executive search, and therefore tend to work with more senior practitioners (senior associates and above).
Setting them apart from traditional recruiters (who rely mostly on advertising and existing networks), executive search firms spend more time actively mapping the market, sometimes including markets in other jurisdictions, to pinpoint and then reach out to the best possible person (or people) to fit the role.
- Barton Phillip
- Burrows Legal
- Eagle Street
- Greenfields Executive Recruitment & Search
- Heidrick & Struggles
- Samaras Legal Search
- Scarlis Pringle
Legal recruiters for administrative and support roles
The following recruitment agencies fill roles for administrative and other support roles in law firms, including for temporary work.
It is a good option to contact a legal recruiter to help you achieve the next step in your career. However, you can also approach law firms directly. If you are considering a move to a small law firm, read more here.